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A great masterpiece by William Gaddis, with a new introduction by William H. Gass.The book Jonathan Franzen dubbed the ?ur-text of postwar ?ction? and the ??rst great cultural critique, which, even if Heller and Pynchon hadn?t read it while composing Catch-22 and V., managed to anticipate the spirit of both?? The Recognitions is a masterwork about art and forgery, and the increasingly thin line between the counterfeit and the fake. Gaddis anticipates by almost half a century the crisis of reality that we currently face, where the real and the virtual are combining in alarming ways, and the sources of legitimacy and power are often obscure to us.
Sinossi: Wyatt Gwyon's desire to forge is not driven by larceny but from love. Exactingly faithful to the spirit and letter of the Flemish masters, he produces uncannily accurate 'originals' - pictures the painters themselves might have envied. In an age of counterfeit emotion and taste, the real and fake have become indistinguishable; yet Gwyon's forgeries reflect a truth that others cannot touch - cannot even recognize. Contemporary life collapses the distinction between the 'real' and the 'virtual' world, and Gaddis' novel pre-empts our common obsessions by almost half a century. This novel tackles the blurring of perceptual boundaries, The Matrix and Bladerunner pale in comparison to this epic novel.
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Descrizione libro Avon Books (Mm). Condizione libro: Good. . Owner's name on inside. Codice libro della libreria C04OS-00163
Descrizione libro Avon Books (Mm). Condizione libro: Acceptable. First 2 pages are filled with notes. The book is a readable copy showing signs of wear and the pages are intact. The cover may have some creases or minor tears. The dust jacket (if applicable) may be missing. The book may be an ex-library book. The book may contain: a publisher remainder mar All orders guaranteed and ship within 24 hours. Before placing your order for please contact us for confirmation on the book's binding. Check out our other listings to add to your order for discounted shipping. Codice libro della libreria BOS-G-12c-00252
Descrizione libro HarperCollins Canada / Mass Market. Paperback. Condizione libro: Fair. Codice libro della libreria G038000030XI5N00
Descrizione libro Bard/Avon Books, New York, 1974. Condizione libro: Very Good +. 1st Bard/Avon Edition Thus-paperback (June 1974). SIGNED and inscribed by Gaddis on title page: "For Dan M----- with best regards, William Gaddis". light bumping at corners. no spine crease1021 pages. Scarce signed in any edition or format of Gaddis classic. Signed by Author. Codice libro della libreria 029296