JR by William Gaddis
Twenty years elapsed between William Gaddis's debut novel The Recognitions (1955) and his follow-up book JR (1975). Don’t blame Gaddis for laziness. During that period, he needed to work a series of demanding day gigs to pay his bills, earning his keep from IBM, the US Army, Eastman Kodak and other big organizations to compensate for the royalty checks …
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