The Recognitions

Today marks the re-release of William Gaddis’s classics The Recognitions and J R, published in 1955 and 1975, respectively. Once described by Cynthia Ozick as “the most overlooked important work of the last several literary generations,” The Recognitions was a commercial flop when it first came out. ... Still, despite rapturous reviews and two National Book Awards, Gaddis never found a popular readership. The title of his 1998 New York Times obituary read as follows: "William Gaddis, 75, Innovative Author of Complex, Demanding Novels, Is Dead". bookforum. In Italia è stato tradotto da Mondadori nel 1967 con il titolo di Le perizie. Non mi pare sia ancora in commercio.

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