A Frolic of His Own

A Frolic of His Own With the publication of the Recognitions in William Gaddis was hailed as the American heir to James Joyce His two subsequent novels J R winner of the National Book Award and Carpenter s Gothic

  • Title: A Frolic of His Own
  • Author: William Gaddis
  • ISBN: 9780684800523
  • Page: 175
  • Format: Paperback
  • With the publication of the Recognitions in 1955, William Gaddis was hailed as the American heir to James Joyce His two subsequent novels, J R winner of the National Book Award and Carpenter s Gothic, have secured his position among America s foremost contemporary writers Now A Frolic of His Own, his long anticipated fourth novel, adds luster to his reputaWith the publication of the Recognitions in 1955, William Gaddis was hailed as the American heir to James Joyce His two subsequent novels, J R winner of the National Book Award and Carpenter s Gothic, have secured his position among America s foremost contemporary writers Now A Frolic of His Own, his long anticipated fourth novel, adds luster to his reputation, as he takes on life in our litigious times Justice You get justice in the next world, in this world you have the law So begins this mercilessly funny, devastatingly accurate tale of lives caught up in the toils of the law Oscar Crease, middle aged college instructor, savant, and playwright, is suing a Hollywood producer for pirating his play Once at Antietam, based on his grandfather s experiences in the Civil War, and turning it into a gory blockbuster called The Blood in the Red White and Blue Oscar s suit, and a host of others which involve a dog trapped in an outdoor sculpture, wrongful death during a river baptism, a church versus a soft drink company, and even Oscar himself after he is run over by his own car engulf all who surround him, from his freewheeling girlfriend to his well to do stepsister and her ill fated husband a partner in the white shoe firm of Swyne Dour , to his draconian, nonagenarian father, Federal Judge Thomas Crease, who has just wielded the long arm of the law to expel God and Satan from his courtroom And down the tortuous path of de

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