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William Gaddis
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William Gaddis
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.

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Vol. 73
Earth Elegies
Fall 2019
Edited by Bradford Morrow

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February 18, 2020
Things that are Funny on a Submarine But Not Really— The torpedo man named Grenadier who lives in South Carolina and thinks North Carolina is the North. The XO who hates my bucket hat I wear printed with cherries, but would rather me wear it than the other one I have that says, “Bigfoot is Real.”
February 4, 2020
Although family therapy consumed more time than basketball practice and did not improve my odds of attending my first-choice college, my sister’s suicide attempt had alarmed my parents, and they were taking every precaution against relapse.

     Horse, meet barn door. Bird, meet coop. I am trying to say: It was all so predictable.
January 28, 2020
I worked for commission in a sterile room with many clocks. The product did not glimmer in the fluorescence, but it was as if it did, and better, like they’d found a way to remove the obligatory negative space of glimmering when the object floated in darkness.
Monday, March 2, 2020
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Campus Center, Weis Cinema