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Carpenter's Gothic By William Gaddis This story of raging comedy and despair centers on the tempestuous marriage of an heiress and a Vietnam veteran From their carpenter gothic rented house, Paul sets himself up as a media consultant for Reverend Ude, an evangelist mounting a grand crusade that conveniently suits a mining combine bidding to take over an ore strike on the site of Ude s African mission At tThis story of raging comedy and despair centers on the tempestuous marriage of an heiress and a Vietnam veteran From their carpenter gothic rented house, Paul sets himself up as a media consultant for Reverend Ude, an evangelist mounting a grand crusade that conveniently suits a mining combine bidding to take over an ore strike on the site of Ude s African mission At the still center of the breakneck action revealed in Gaddis s inimitable virtuoso dialoge is Paul s wife, Liz, and over it all looms the shadowy figure of McCandless, a geologist from whom Paul and Liz rent their house As Paul mishandles the situation, his wife takes the geologist to her bed and a fire and aborted assassination occur Ude issues a call to arms as harrowing as any Jeremiad and Armageddon comes rapidly closer Displaying Gaddis s inimitable virtuoso dialogue, and his startling treatments of violence and sexuality, Carpenter s Gothic shows again that Gaddis is among the first rank of contemporary American writers Malcolm Bradbury, The Washington Post Book World An unholy landmark of a novel an extra turret added on to the ample, ingenious, audacious Gothic mansion Gaddis has been building in American letters Cynthia Ozick, The New York Times Book Review Everything in this compelling and brilliant vision of America the packaged sleaze, the incipient violence, the fundamentalist furor, the constricted sexuality is charged with the force of a volcanic eruption Carpenter s Gothic will reenergize and give shape to contemporary literature Walter Abish
William Gaddis was the author of five novels He was born in New York December 29, 1922 The circumstances why he left Harvard in his senior year are mysterious He worked for The New Yorker for a spell in the 1950s, and absorbed experiences at the bohemian parties and happenings, to be later used as material in The Recognitions Travel provided further resources of experience in Mexico, in Costa Rica, in Spain and Africa and, perhaps strangest to imagine of him, he was employed for a few years in public relations for a pharmaceutical corporation.The number of printed interviews with Gaddis can be counted on one hand he wondered why anyone should expect an author to be at all interesting, after having very likely projected the best of themselves in their work He has been frequently compared with Joyce, Nabokov, and especially Pynchon Gaddis s first novel, The Recognitions 1955 is a 956 page saga of forgery, pretension, and desires misguided and inexpressible Critical response to the book ranged from cool to hostile, but in most cases as Jack Green took pains to show in his book of rebuke, Fire the Bastards Reviewers were ill prepared to deal with the challenge, and evidently many who began to read The Recognitions did not finish The novel s sometimes great leaps in time and location and the breadth and arcane pedigree of allusions are, it turns out, fairly mild complications for the reader when compared with what would become the writer s trademark the unrestrained confusion of detached and fragmentary dialogue Gaddis s second book, JR 1975 won the National Book Award It was only a 726 pages long driven by dialogue The chaos of the unceasing deluge of talk of JR drove critics to declare the text unreadable Reading Gaddis is by no means easy, but it is a lacerating and artfully sustained attack on capitalism than JR, and The Recognitions.Carpenter s Gothic 1985 offered a shorter and accessible picture of Gaddis s sardonic worldview The continual litigation that was a theme in that book becomes the central theme and plot device in A Frolic of His Own 1994 which earned him his second National Book Award and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction There are even two Japanese cars called the Isuyu and the Sosumi.His final work was the novella Agap Agape which was published in 2002 Gaddis died at home in East Hampton, New York, of prostate cancer on December 16th, 1998.
Carpenter's Gothic By William Gaddis
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