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Book Title: Die Fälschung Der Welt|
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 320 KB
v The author of the book: William Gaddis
Date of issue: 2000
ISBN 13: 9783442448784
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Read full description of the books Die Fälschung Der Welt:Wyatt Gwyon hat sich auf das Kopieren berühmter Gemälde spezialisiert, um durch demütige Nachschöpfung die Seele der Bilder zu entdecken. Seine Begabung erregt die Aufmerksamkeit zwielichtiger Kunsthändler und Agenten, die in New Yorks Greenwich Village ihren Geschäften nachgehen. Aber Wyatts Lebensweg ist auch mit dem Schicksal zahlloser anderer Gestalten verknüpft, in deren Geschichten eine ganze Welt lebendig wird - hochgradig komisch, detailgenau geschildert und dabei so geheimnisvoll und labyrinthisch wie Ecos "Der Name der Rose".
Read information about the authorWilliam Gaddis was the author of five novels. He was born in New York December 29, 1922. The circumstances why he left Harvard in his senior year are mysterious. He worked for The New Yorker for a spell in the 1950s, and absorbed experiences at the bohemian parties and happenings, to be later used as material in The Recognitions. Travel provided further resources of experience in Mexico, in Costa Rica, in Spain and Africa and, perhaps strangest to imagine of him, he was employed for a few years in public relations for a pharmaceutical corporation.
The number of printed interviews with Gaddis can be counted on one hand: he wondered why anyone should expect an author to be at all interesting, after having very likely projected the best of themselves in their work. He has been frequently compared with Joyce, Nabokov, and especially Pynchon.
Gaddis’s first novel, The Recognitions (1955) is a 956-page saga of forgery, pretension, and desires misguided and inexpressible. Critical response to the book ranged from cool to hostile, but in most cases (as Jack Green took pains to show in his book of rebuke, Fire the Bastards!). Reviewers were ill-prepared to deal with the challenge, and evidently many who began to read The Recognitions did not finish. The novel’s sometimes great leaps in time and location and the breadth and arcane pedigree of allusions are, it turns out, fairly mild complications for the reader when compared with what would become the writer’s trademark: the unrestrained confusion of detached and fragmentary dialogue.
Gaddis’s second book, JR (1975) won the National Book Award. It was only a 726 pages long driven by dialogue. The chaos of the unceasing deluge of talk of JR drove critics to declare the text “unreadable”. Reading Gaddis is by no means easy, but it is a more lacerating and artfully sustained attack on capitalism than JR, and The Recognitions.
Carpenter's Gothic (1985) offered a shorter and more accessible picture of Gaddis's sardonic worldview. The continual litigation that was a theme in that book becomes the central theme and plot device in A Frolic of His Own (1994)—which earned him his second National Book Award and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction. There are even two Japanese cars called the Isuyu and the Sosumi.
His final work was the novella Agapē Agape which was published in 2002. Gaddis died at home in East Hampton, New York, of prostate cancer on December 16th, 1998.
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