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William Gaddis (1922–1998) is one of America’s most highly regarded writers, described by The New York Times Book Review as “a presiding genius . . . of postwar American fiction.” He is the author of the novels The Recognitions, J R (both Dalkey), Carpenter’s Gothic (Penguin), A Frolic of His Own (Scribner), and the posthumously published Agapē Agape (Penguin), as well as the 2002 essay collection, The Rush for Second Place (Penguin). Both J R and A Frolic of His Own won the National Book Award. Gaddis received a MacArthur Award in 1982, and his work has been the subject of numerous critical studies.