RE: [johnbarth] Thesis and such
- On Mon, 12 May 2003, Barbara Schmidt wrote:
> I've been reading 'The Recognitions' for months, finding it very heavyI love the party scenes they are so funny.
> going. There's so much stuff I don't know-there was a 'real alchemist
> Basil Valentine,' presumably, but I'm lost in art re-creation world.
> Mostly having trouble with the drivel-literary party scenes! If there's
It is not an easy book but I found/find it completely worthwhile. One of
my favorite novels.
Have you checked out www.williamgaddis.org? There is a great collection of
annotations there for most obscure references.
Derik A. Badman.
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