Now recognized as one of the giants of postwar American fiction, William Gaddis (1922-98), author of "The Recognitions" and "J R," shunned the spotlight during his life, which makes this collection of his letters a revelation: an intimate look at one of the great literary minds of the 20th century.
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He never loses his sense of humor, or his sense of proportion. And he keeps working, and creating beautiful sentences, until the end.Read Full Review of Letters of William Gaddis (Am... | See more reviews from NY Times
The Letters of William Gaddis often fails to be more than a tantalising suggestion of the full biography Gaddis feared...but it is informative about sources and influences for the (highly allusive) novels.Read Full Review of Letters of William Gaddis (Am... | See more reviews from Guardian