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JR (American Literature)

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Winner of the 1976 National Book Award, is a biting satire about the many ways in which capitalism twists the American spirit into something dangerous, yet pervasive and unassailable. At the center of the novel is a hilarious eleven year old--J R--who with boyish enthusiasm turns a few basic lessons in capitalist principles, coupled with a young boy's lack of conscience, into a massive and exploitative paper empire. The result is one of the funniest and most disturbing stories ever told about the corruption of the American dream.

Synopsis:

A great masterpiece by William Gaddis, with a new introduction by Rick Moody.

About the Author

William Gaddis (1922-98) stands among the greatest American writers of the twentieth century. The winner of two National Book Awards (for J R [1976] and A Frolic of His Own [1995]), he wrote five novels during his lifetime, including Carpenter's Gothic (1985), Aga“ Agape (published posthumously in 2002), and his early masterpiece The Recognitions (1955). He is loved and admired for his stylistic innovations, his unforgettable characters, his pervasive humor, and the breadth of his intellect and vision.Rick Moody is the award-winning author of Black Veil, Demonology, The Diviners, Garden State, The Ice Storm, Purple America, and Right Livelihoods.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781564784339
Author:
Gaddis, William
Publisher:
Dalkey Archive Press
Author:
Moody, Rick
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literary
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20120231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
752
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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