Publish date: June 1st 1955
Pages no: 956
Edition language: English
Introduction, by William H. Gass--The Recognitions
This book was not for me. I was frustrated by it, but stuck with it in hopes that it would come together in some amazing way and justify its inclusion in 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die. It didn't, relying on literary tricks and vagueness instead of characters or plot. I don't mind if an aut...
This is a book that defies simple description. It is about religion, art, originality, commercialization, fraud, frauds, America, New York, sexual repression, identity, creativity, politics, truth and enough more to justify repeated readings. Yes, it might be more work than some readers care to unde...
I was a little intimidated writing a review of this book, given some of the excellent reviews that have already been posted. But someone pointed out that neglected books like this need champions, so I will add another voice of encouragement for people to read a book that, as has been pointed out man...