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Moby Dick

I used to think that Moby Dick  was a failure when I was first reading it years ago (in part anticipating the ridicule I would encounter for doing so) because while Ahab had spent his life (and monomania) pursuing the whale, and whaling was such a big part of the 19th...

William Gaddis’ s “The Recognitions”

Where to begin? Perhaps the best way is to mention that an entire book was written (Jack Green, Fire the Bastards, Dalkey Archive Press) excoriating the book reviewing industry for their neglect of Gaddis’ masterpiece “The Recognitions” from when it...