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The Resource Nobody grew but the business : on the life and work of William Gaddis, Joseph Tabbi

Nobody grew but the business : on the life and work of William Gaddis, Joseph Tabbi

Label
Nobody grew but the business : on the life and work of William Gaddis
Title
Nobody grew but the business
Title remainder
on the life and work of William Gaddis
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Tabbi
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
During his lifetime, William Gaddis (1922-1998) evaded biographical questions, never read from his work publicly, and didn't allow his photograph to appear on his book. Before his novel J R (1975) won Gaddis the National Book Award and some measure of renown, he had given up the bohemian world of 1950s Greenwich Village for a series of corporate jobs that both paid the bills and provided an inside view of the encroachment of market values into every corner of American culture. By illustrating the interconnectedness of Gaddis's life and work, Joseph Tabbi, among his foremost interpreters, demystifies the "difficult author" and shows a writer who was as attuned as any to the way Americans talk, and who sensitively chronicled the gradual commodification of artistic endeavor. Illuminating, heartbreaking, and masterful, Tabbi's book gives us the most subtly drawn portrait to date of one of the twentieth century's seminal novelists. -- from dust jacket
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10429096
Cataloging source
IEN/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tabbi, Joseph
Dewey number
  • 813.54
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gaddis, William
  • Gaddis, William
  • Authors, American
  • Capitalism in literature
  • Gaddis, William
  • Authors, American
  • Capitalism in literature
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
on the life and work of William Gaddis
Label
Nobody grew but the business : on the life and work of William Gaddis, Joseph Tabbi
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-248) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The imagination of the state
  • Portrait of the artist as writing professor : Carpenter's Gothic
  • Friendships, and frolics
  • His master's voice : Agape agape
  • Williams family orchestra
  • Merricourt
  • All tomorrow's parties : the route to The Recognitions
  • Anticipations of failure in The Recognitions
  • Gwion's riddle and Toynbee's solution
  • The self who could do more
  • IBM, Ford, Pfizer, and the ghost in the machine
  • American fiction without recognition : J R
Control code
ocn898158764
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 255 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780810131422
Lccn
2014050148
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025044788
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)898158764
Label
Nobody grew but the business : on the life and work of William Gaddis, Joseph Tabbi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-248) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The imagination of the state
  • Portrait of the artist as writing professor : Carpenter's Gothic
  • Friendships, and frolics
  • His master's voice : Agape agape
  • Williams family orchestra
  • Merricourt
  • All tomorrow's parties : the route to The Recognitions
  • Anticipations of failure in The Recognitions
  • Gwion's riddle and Toynbee's solution
  • The self who could do more
  • IBM, Ford, Pfizer, and the ghost in the machine
  • American fiction without recognition : J R
Control code
ocn898158764
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 255 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780810131422
Lccn
2014050148
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025044788
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)898158764

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