The Recognitions

“Lunacy and Organization” in the William Gaddis Papers, Part 1

By Joel Minor on November 25, 2020

In celebration of the new editions of William Gaddis’ first two novels, The Recognitions and J R, both published by NYRB Classics, we are exploring the origins of the books in the William Gaddis Papers. On April 26, 1964, William Gaddis wrote a letter to his literary agent, Candida Donadio, expla...