The Recognitions by William Gaddis
William Gaddis's The Recognitions consists of 956 pages of very small print—some half million words in total. But the author summed it up in a single word. "The book is a novel about forgery," Gaddis wrote to physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer in 1955. And then the novelist quotes Oppenheimer's own words, seeing them as a summation of the concerns of The R…
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