JR

JR J R is the long awaited novel from William Gaddis author of The Recognitions that tremendous book which in the twenty years since its publication has come to be acknowledged as an American masterp

  • Title: JR
  • Author: William Gaddis Frederick R. Karl
  • ISBN: 9780140187076
  • Page: 466
  • Format: Paperback
  • J R is the long awaited novel from William Gaddis, author of The Recognitions, that tremendous book which, in the twenty years since its publication, has come to be acknowledged as an American masterpiece And J R is a book of comparable magnitude, substance, and humor a rushing, raucous look at money and its influence, at love and its absence, at success and its failuresJ R is the long awaited novel from William Gaddis, author of The Recognitions, that tremendous book which, in the twenty years since its publication, has come to be acknowledged as an American masterpiece And J R is a book of comparable magnitude, substance, and humor a rushing, raucous look at money and its influence, at love and its absence, at success and its failures, in the magnificently orchestrated circus of all its larger and smaller than life characters a frantic, forlorn comedy about who uses and misuses whom.At the center J R, ambitious sixth grader in torn sneakers, bred on the challenge of free enterprise and fired by heady mail order promises of success His teachers would rather be elsewhere, his principal doubles as a bank president, his Long Island classroom mirrors the world he sees around him a world of public relations and private betrayals where everything and everyone wears a price tag, a world of deals where honesty is no substitute for experience, and the letter of the law flouts its spirit at every turn Operating from the remote anonymity of phone booths and the local post office, with beachheads in a seedy New York cafeteria and a catastrophic, carton crammed tenement on East 96th Street, J R parlays a deal for thousands of surplus Navy picnic forks through penny stock flyers and a distant textile mill bankruptcy into a nationwide, hydra headed family of companies The J R Corp an

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