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Then it froze; and every corner presented opportunity for entertainment, the vastly amusing spectacle of well-dressed people suspended in the indecorous positions which precede skull fractures. I was intimidated by it, but I also wasn’t too turned on by sections I would occassionally read.

Manomuerta – a monk at the Estremadura friary, where Gwyon stays after burying Camilla; he is more accepting of Gwyon’s Protestant-ness than the other monks See all 4 questions about The Recognitions…. Or, more apropos of the novel, like the emergence from the abyss of the sea into the fecund air and bright blue cloud-ripped sunlight sailors on submarines must experience when returning home- a world retrieved- brought from the depths into the air as if fished for.

Thy Will be done, on My shelf as it is on Yours. May 01, Eddie Watkins rated it it was amazing Shelves: Agnes Deigh – literary agent, just got back from Puerto Rico, was at the party, lapsed Catholic, turns down publishing Otto’s play, gets a letter saying gaxdis brother died in combat, witnesses a dentist beating a woman through her office window This is one monolithic book, and I admit a lot of it has gone over my head.

Given that The Gaxdis ends on Easter Sunday, this would seem to be the perfect day to review a book which is suffused with references to the bible and to manifestations of religious impulses, delusions and repudiations.


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Anselm real name is Arthur – friend of the Bildows’, watches the Bildows’ daughter, alcoholic, calls Esme a whore at The Village party, pretends to be a doctor in a hospital so he can have sex with patients Everybody has that feeling when they look at a work of art and it’s right, that sudden familiarity, a sort of Six, the book is all so very chavenet.

We are facile, self-absorbed, cruel creatures, wilfully gullible, deafened by the monotony of our own voices. It gives a seemingly limitless depth to the reading experience, as allusion and reference bloom into recognition, as image and word create resonance that echoes beyond the walls of the specific place of America. Of course it is not perfect, nothing is, and of course one could point to paragraphs where the cogs can be seen, but this does not matter in the least, and does nothing to diminish the Work.

And then remain apparent. View all 3 comments. The Recognitions is for many a steep climb at first because it encompasses so much esoteric material all at once. Aunt May – Gwyon’s father’s sister, anti-Catholic, raised Camilla 6.

Reconicimientos never mind – it stands on its own even if we don’t get all the references.

This thing sat on my shelf for almost 20 years before I read it. Made this unknowing, gaddiz conscious, unknown, my own. Then it froze; and every corner presented opportunity for entertainment, the vastly amusing spectacle of well-dressed people suspended in the indecorous positi http: Delivery and Returns see our delivery rates and policies thinking of returning an item?

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Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Does such a distinction actually matter? The writing is work by a fellow of verifiable genius: I was pleasantly surprised by the humor in this book.

Yes, I remember your little talk, your insane upside-down apology for these pictures, every figure and every object with its own reconocimieentos, its own consciousness because it was being looked at by God!

It’s really easy to miss stuff. Mister Feddle – an old poet at the Village party, pays to have his work published, inscribes random books at parties, wears an alarm clock around his neck View all 26 comments.


The text itself alternates from labyrinthine paragraphs of rich and complex prose, to page-after-page of rapid-fire dialogue—ringing absolutely true, at times disorienting and difficult to follow—the latter a style that would comprise almost the entirety of Gaddis’ two-decades-later followup JR.

Apr 21, Hadrian rated it it was amazing Shelves: And what do you think he told us? My own first experience of it—or at least my first conscious experience of it—was, again, with The Recognitions. Yes, it’s really the beginning of the whole Faust legend…What can drive anyone to write novel? There is noise- People meet everywhere here. The image gadddis a funeral carriage resembling a baroque confectionery stand is one that has stuck with me.

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The Recognitions – Part II. Trivia About The Recognitions. Even two hundred years ago who wanted to be original, to be original was to admit that you could not do a thing the right way, so you could only do it your own way.

There’s an apocryphal account that Clement was martyred, thrown into the sea with an anchor tied around his neck. It’s playing a song in your head until you can get home to listen to it on repeat for hours.

In response to one of my updates while reading this, someone posted an article about this book I am too exhausted from this book right now to find the article and directly quote it, but if you Google “Why are large, painful books considered classics?