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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. 70
Sanctuary: The Preservation Issue
Spring 2018
Edited by Bradford Morrow

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June 19, 2018
I wrote this letter to explain my withdrawing myself from school

In school, the brief schooling I attended, the benefits of water were endlessly extolled. (Eckhart Tolle, mindfulness, a tripart time, a mermaid time, a time that just was not going to work for the mountains.)
A Selected Text from Conjunctions:70, Sanctuary: The Preservation Issue
June 12, 2018
Peaches redden on branches; in the dark,
I drop the irrigation gate—each month

a woman crosses Havana Bay and, looking

at the open water, reclaims her mother—
A Selected Text from Conjunctions:70, Sanctuary: The Preservation Issue
June 5, 2018
The great Gothic cathedrals, with their arches, ribs, and vaults, were modeled after trees in the forest, the way trees reach up and their branches intertwine.
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KGB Bar celebrates the release of Conjunctions’ spring Sanctuary issue
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003