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The Rush for Second Place

Essays and Occasional Writings

The Rush for Second Place by William Gaddis
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William Gaddis published only four novels during his lifetime, but with those works he earned himself a reputation as one of America's greatest novelists. Less well known is Gaddis's body of excellent critical writings. Here is a wide range of his original essays, some published for the first time. From "'Stop Player. Joke No. 4,'" Gaddis's first national publication and the basis for his projected history of the player piano, to the title essay about missed opportunities in America during the past fifty years, to "Old Foes with New Faces," an examination of the relationship between the writer and the problem of religion-this diverse collection displays the power of an autonomous literary intelligence in an age increasingly dominated by political and religious conservatism.


Penguin Group US; October 2002
160 pages; ISBN 9781101176979
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Title: The Rush for Second Place
Author: William Gaddis; Joseph Tabbi; Joseph Tabbi
 
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1101175893
9780142002384
9781101175897
9781101176979