William Gaddis, Jr.


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William Thomas Gaddis, Jr. (December 29, 1922 – December 16, 1998) was an American novelist. The first and longest of his five novels, The Recognitions, was named one of TIME magazine's 100 best novels from 1923 to 2005 and two others won the annual U.S. National Book Award for Fiction. A collection of his essays was published posthumously as The Rush for Second Place (2002). The Letters of ... more »

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  • ''Justice?—You get justice in the next world, in this world you have the law.''
    William Gaddis (b. 1922), U.S. novelist. A Frolic of His Own, p. 13, Scribner (1994).
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