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>> No.18673031 [View]
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Can we turn this into another Recognitions thread?

Why do you guys think Don Bildow let Anselm babysit his daughter? I wouldn't let a daughter near him if she was five. I wouldn't even if she was one, I wouldn't even trust him as a baby-sitter, you know? I'm not kidding, I wouldn't.

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I am 1/3 of the way through this.
It seems like there is quite a bit of symbolism or at least subtext here.
For example, the two major female characters so far—Esme and Esther, are both whores being passed around like doobies at a party.
What does it mean?

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>finish this book
>can't stop saying "CUH-RAAAAAAAAAAAAST"

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>The real protagonists of a story are the themes and not the characters
mhmmm deep

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What makes this book so infamously difficult? I've heard people saying that it was the most difficult book they've ever read, but I've never heard them say why it was so hard.

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Okay, can someone seriously explain what's the deal with Anselm? Why does he act like a schizo in every single scene that he's in? Also, what did he drop in Stanley's coffee?

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>Otto calling the police on Esme once she rejects him
lmao. based as fuck

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>had had

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Wtf is going on when Rectall Brown puts on the armor and falls down the stairs and dies.

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after finishing this book earlier today, it became apparent that despite how often it is discussed, almost no one on this board has actually read it, fewer still have understood it on a basic level, and even fewer (perhaps none) have comprehended it at all in any meaningful sense. are you all lazy pseuds?

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What the fuck was Wyatt's problem?

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yoooooo I had no idea that this book was so fucking crazy, I was hooked from that scene where Wyatt's dad kills the monkey in the first chapter lmao, what a mad lad. also Otto is hilarious, Wyatt is kind of funny too just based off of how autistic he is

i'm only like 200 pages in but i hope the book keeps up like this, might be one of my favorite books ever if it's consistent

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Will I like this if I really liked J R? How similar are the two books?

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>>16701766
what about the re-
cogni-
tions?

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>>16674731
Gaddis reportedly preferred "purely typographical" covers so it's fine.

Source: https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/publisher-news/article/84602-nyrb-revisits-two-big-books-by-william-gaddis.html
>Nicholas During, NYRB's marketing manager, notes that the new covers "are also something of a tribute to the original cover of The Recognitions," adding that Gaddis's children indicated to the press that Gaddis preferred "purely typographical" covers.

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Pure kino. Hipsters are all still this retarded.

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Hey /lit/, can you sell this book to me?
i already plan to read it in the next two weeks but i'd like to know your take on it.

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books where dogs are brutally murdered and chopped up into pieces with kitchen knives. I'll start with a classic, and yes the dog deserved it sar.

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It's on my to-read list still so I can't explain why but it definitely would be a popular choice and since you didn't mention it I figured I'd post it...

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How hard is this to read exactly? I’ve read and enjoyed Gravity’s Rainbow, is this significantly more difficult? Or is that not even a decent comparison point

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This is the vaguest shit I've ever read lol

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So we can all agree this is the treaty novel of all time? James Joyce can suck a shit out of an asshole, he ain't got shit on Gaddis.



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