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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. 71
A Cabinet of Curiosity
Fall 2018
Edited by Bradford Morrow

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December 11, 2018
Cresting the fence, each leaf
sharply particular, edgy, nearly
identical to its kin.
December 4, 2018
I read somewhere that we brood when we’re alone, we act when we’re together. As in act in a play. But she wasn’t acting, at least she didn’t know she was acting. Or maybe she was a far better actor than he was.
A Selected Text from Conjunctions:71, A Cabinet of Curiosity
November 29, 2018
In this mariner’s damp the lichen sprouts, or rather creeps, in the manner molds and kisses do, prurient. Slightly closer then farther toward and away from their undisclosed destination. Investigating, guarded, but unwilling to cease from exploration.
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