The Recognitions

The Recognitions
Publisher New York Review of Books
Release Date
Category Fiction
Total Pages 968
ISBN 9781681374673
Rating 3.5/5 from 16 reviews
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A postmodern masterpiece about fraud and forgery by one of the most distinctive, accomplished novelists of the last century. The Recognitions is a sweeping depiction of a world in which everything that anyone recognizes as beautiful or true or good emerges as anything but: our world. The book is a masquerade, moving from New England to New York to Madrid, from the art world to the underworld, but it centers on the story of Wyatt Gwyon, the son of a New England minister, who forsakes religion to devote himself to painting, only to despair of his inspiration. In expiation, he will paint nothing but flawless copies of his revered old masters—copies, however, that find their way into the hands of a sinister financial wizard by the name of Recktall Brown, who of course sells them as the real thing. Dismissed uncomprehendingly by reviewers on publication in 1955 and ignored by the literary world for decades after, The Recognitions is now established as one of the great American novels, immensely ambitious and entirely unique, a book of wild, Boschian inspiration and outrageous comedy that is also profoundly serious and sad.

The Recognitions
  • Author : William Gaddis
  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • Release Date : 2020-11-24

A postmodern masterpiece about fraud and forgery by one of the most distinctive, accomplished novelists of the last century. The Recognitions is a sweeping depiction of a world in which everything that anyone recognizes as beautiful or true or good emerges as anything but: our world. The book is a

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The Recognitions
  • Author : William Gaddis,William H. Gass
  • Publisher : Dalkey Archive Press
  • Release Date : 2012-02-07

Obsessed with seventeenth-century Flemish masterpieces, Wyatt Gwyon forges original artwork amazingly faithful to the spirit and techniques of the time.

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The Recognitions of Clement
  • Author : Douglas Hatten
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2008-01

Recognitions is a captivating text dating back to the early Christian church and referenced by early church fathers Origen and Eusebius. The narrative is addressed to James the Just, the Bishop of Jerusalem, and is recorded by one Clement, a Greek, who chronicles a series of discourses by the apostle

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The Recognitions
  • Author : William Gaddis
  • Publisher : NYRB Classics
  • Release Date : 2020

"Wyatt Gwyon forges not from larceny but from love. Exactingly faithful to the spirit and letter of the Flemish masters, he produces uncannily accurate "originals"- pictures the painters themselves might have envied. In an age of counterfeit emotion and taste, the real and the fake have become indistinguishable; yet

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The Recognitions
  • Author : William Gaddis
  • Publisher : Harcourt
  • Release Date : 1955

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Recognitions
  • Author : Julius Evola
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-12-06

This volume contains a rich collection of Julius Evola's late essays. Distilling the work of a lifetime, these essays, despite the great diversity of their subjects, all depart from Evola's basic and intransigent principles. From a consideration of specific personalities, such as Donoso CortÉs, Vilfredo Pareto, Joseph de Maistre,

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The Recognitions
  • Author : William Gaddis,William H. Gass
  • Publisher : Penguin Classics
  • Release Date : 1993

Wyatt Gwyon forges art not from larceny but from love. He produces uncannily accurate "originals", faithful to the spirit and the letter of the Flemish masters. In an age when the real and the fake have become indistinguishable, Gwyon's forgeries reflect a truth that others cannot even recognize.

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Bread Out of Stone
  • Author : Dionne Brand
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2014-08-05

Bread Out of Stone is an original and forceful study of race, sex and politics in contemporary culture. Personal and poetic, these essays speak of matters close to the heart of a black writer. This evocative and insightful collection has been fully updated and includes four previously unpublished essays. She

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The Recognitions
  • Author : William Gaddis
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1974

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Recognitions
  • Author : Terence Cave,Professor of French Literature Terence Cave
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 1988

This is the first comprehensive study in any language of anagnorisis (recognition) - one of the least familiar terms in Aristotelian poetics, yet used to describe one of the most familiar features of drama and narrative fiction. The book traces the history of the term 'anagnorisis' and explores some of

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Union Recognition in the Federal Government
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1980

Read online Union Recognition in the Federal Government written by , published by which was released on 1980. Download full Union Recognition in the Federal Government Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Red Skin  White Masks
  • Author : Glen Sean Coulthard
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release Date : 2014-08-15

WINNER OF: Frantz Fanon Outstanding Book from the Caribbean Philosophical Association Canadian Political Science Association’s C.B. MacPherson Prize Studies in Political Economy Book Prize Over the past forty years, recognition has become the dominant mode of negotiation and decolonization between the nation-state and Indigenous nations in North America.

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Union Recognition in the Federal Government
  • Author : United States Civil Service Commission. Office of Labor-Management Relations
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1970

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Recognitions
  • Author : E. B. Fryde,Colin Richmond,Isobel Harvey
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1996-01-01

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The Demands of Motherhood
  • Author : Lisa Smyth
  • Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2012-04-11

Motherhood is the focus of much public scrutiny, situated as it seems to be at the frontier of processes of social order and change. Much has been written about the difficulties of mothering in a context of ever-expanding expert advice, as well as apparently increasing expectations that the mother-child bond

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