The Rush for Second Place: Essays and Occasional Writings

The Rush for Second Place: Essays and Occasional Writings

William Gaddis


William Gaddis released in basic terms 4 novels in the course of his lifetime, yet with these works he earned himself a name as one in all America's maximum novelists. much less popular is Gaddis's physique of good serious writings. here's a wide variety of his unique essays, a few released for the 1st time. From "'Stop participant. comic story No. 4,'" Gaddis's first nationwide e-book and the root for his projected historical past of the participant piano, to the identify essay approximately overlooked possibilities in the United States up to now fifty years, to "Old Foes with New Faces," an exam of the connection among the author and the matter of religion-this various assortment screens the facility of an self reliant literary intelligence in an age more and more ruled through political and spiritual conservatism.

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