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There is nothing more distressing or tiresome than a writer standing in front of an audience and reading his work.






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William Gaddis
William Gaddis
  • Born: December 29, 1922
  • Died: December 16, 1998
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Novelist

William Thomas Gaddis, Jr. was an American novelist. The first and longest of his five novels, The Recognitions, was named one of TIME magazine's 100 best novels from 1923 to 2005 and two others, J R and A Frolic of His Own, won the annual U.S. National Book Award for Fiction. A collection of his essays was published posthumously as The Rush for Second Place (2002). The Letters of William Gaddis was published by Dalkey Archive Press in February 2013.

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