Agapē Agape: William Gaddis's Strange Novel About Player Pianos
William Gaddis let his novels gestate slowly, spending a decade or more on each work in his oeuvre. Yet his shortest book took the longest to finish. He first considered writing about player pianos while working as a fact-checker at The New Yorker in the mid-1940s. But more than a half-century elapsed before this obsession resulted in a published book-h…
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