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A great masterpiece by William Gaddis, with a new introduction by William H. Gass. The book Jonathan Franzen dubbed the “ur-text of postwar ?ction” and the “?rst great cultural critique, which, even if Heller and Pynchon hadn’t read it while composing Catch-22 and V., managed to anticipate the spirit of both”—The Recognitions is a masterwork about art and forgery, and the increasingly thin line...
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I struggled a bit with the plot and found myself getting a bit bored at times, however some of the interwoven stories did capture my attention at times. Not a bad book, but not great.
Jul 6th, 2021
Jan 20th, 2019
language was wonderful; confusing plot line but interesting
Oct 23rd, 2017
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27th on The 20th Centrury's Greatest Hits by American Book Review