The Resource Hints and guesses : William Gaddis's fiction of longing, Christopher J. Knight

Hints and guesses : William Gaddis's fiction of longing, Christopher J. Knight

Label
Hints and guesses : William Gaddis's fiction of longing
Title
Hints and guesses
Title remainder
William Gaddis's fiction of longing
Statement of responsibility
Christopher J. Knight
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The author of four truly important novels - The Recognitions in 1955, J R in 1975, Carpenter's Gothic in 1985, and A Frolic of His Own in 1995 - William Gaddis is considered by many literary scholars to be one of the outstanding novelists of the twentieth century, to be spoken of in the same breath as James Joyce, Robert Musil, and Thomas Pynchon
  • Hints & Guesses: William Gaddis's Fiction of Longing is the first scholarly work to discuss all four Gaddis novels. While not dismissing the inclination of many scholars to view Gaddis's fiction as postmodern, Christopher Knight moves critical response in another direction, toward a discussion of Gaddis's significance as a satirist and social critic. Knight investigates Gaddis's predominant thematic interests, including those of contemporary aesthetics, Flemish painting, forgery, corporate America, Third World politics, and the U.S. legal system. What Knight finds is an author not only acutely sensitive to post-war social realities but also one whose critique carries with it an implied utopian dimension
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Knight, Christopher J.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3557.A28
LC item number
Z75 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gaddis, William
  • Gaddis, William
  • Gaddis, William
  • Gaddis, William
  • Gaddis, William
  • Gaddis, William
  • Satire, American
  • Social problems in literature
  • Satire américaine
  • Problèmes sociaux dans la littérature
  • Satire, American
  • Social problems in literature
  • Problèmes sociaux
  • Satire américaine
Label
Hints and guesses : William Gaddis's fiction of longing, Christopher J. Knight
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 285-293) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Disorder as Symbolic of a Cultural Vacancy.
  • The Schoolroom, Children and Lost Sheep.
  • Amy Joubert, Edward Bast and the Need for a Larger Trust.
  • That Which Is Worth Doing, or Responding to Ought.
  • Art as a Form of Perfectionist Thinking
  • Ch. 3.
  • Carpenter's Gothic's Bare Ruined Choirs.
  • Things Fall Apart.
  • Conspiracies, or Forcing Things Together.
  • The Complement of Inside and Outside, of Truth and Fiction
  • Ch. 1.
  • The Recognitions and Wyatt Gwyon's Role as Artist/Forger/Artist.
  • Wyatt's Rejection of Mid-Century Abstraction.
  • Flemish Painting as an Alternative Aesthetic.
  • Forgery, the Substitution of the False for the Real
  • Ch. 2.
  • J R and the Question of That Which Is Worth Doing.
  • Exchange Value as the Societal Ethic.
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 302 p.
Isbn
9780299153045
Isbn Type
(paper : alk. paper)
Lccn
96042512
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35360834
  • (OCoLC)ocm35360834
Label
Hints and guesses : William Gaddis's fiction of longing, Christopher J. Knight
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 285-293) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Disorder as Symbolic of a Cultural Vacancy.
  • The Schoolroom, Children and Lost Sheep.
  • Amy Joubert, Edward Bast and the Need for a Larger Trust.
  • That Which Is Worth Doing, or Responding to Ought.
  • Art as a Form of Perfectionist Thinking
  • Ch. 3.
  • Carpenter's Gothic's Bare Ruined Choirs.
  • Things Fall Apart.
  • Conspiracies, or Forcing Things Together.
  • The Complement of Inside and Outside, of Truth and Fiction
  • Ch. 1.
  • The Recognitions and Wyatt Gwyon's Role as Artist/Forger/Artist.
  • Wyatt's Rejection of Mid-Century Abstraction.
  • Flemish Painting as an Alternative Aesthetic.
  • Forgery, the Substitution of the False for the Real
  • Ch. 2.
  • J R and the Question of That Which Is Worth Doing.
  • Exchange Value as the Societal Ethic.
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 302 p.
Isbn
9780299153045
Isbn Type
(paper : alk. paper)
Lccn
96042512
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35360834
  • (OCoLC)ocm35360834

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