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William Gaddis

Born in 1922 to Edith and William Gaddis, Sr., in New York City, William Gaddis is revered as a preeminent postmodern/contemporary novelist whose literary career spanned over four decades.  Up to his death in 1998, Gaddis continued to turn out work that offered a sharp-witted criticism of twentieth-century American culture, including five novels: The Recognitions (1955), JR (1975), Carpenter’s Gothic (1985), A Frolic of His Own (1994) and the posthumously published Agapē Agape (2002).  [2004]