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William Gaddis by Steven Moore
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Mar 01, 2009

did not like it
bookshelves: gaddis, literary-criticism
Read from March 11 to July 08, 2015

There's a good reason that Gaddis was vehemently opposed to literary celebrity status and theory-influenced critical interpretations of his work. Moore makes a couple of interesting points, and his one of the more adept Gaddis scholars, but reading his analysis of Gaddis makes my eyes roll at times. If you really like Gaddis' work, don't bother with these books, just enjoy his books.
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03/11/2015 marked as: currently-reading
03/16/2015 page 33
20.0% "I'm not sure that Wyatt had Recktall Brown finance his trip to Germany in order to study art in the beginning of the book. At least, I know that they don't even meet until about three hundred pages in. Moore's analysis is great when he avoid all of the silly Jungian analysis. He does understand the religious symbolism incredibly well, though what Gaddis' intentions truly were are questionable."
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