Cover of: Agapē agape | William Gaddis

About the Book

"Either the last true masterpiece of the 20th century or the first of our new millenium" —San Francisco ChronicleWilliam Gaddis published four novels during his lifetime, immense and complex books that helped inaugurate a new movement in American letters. Now comes his final work of fiction, a subtle, concentrated culmination of his art and ideas. For more than fifty years Gaddis collected notes for a book about the mechanization of the arts, told by way of a social history of the player piano in America. In the years before his death in 1998, he distilled the whole mass into a fiction, a dramatic monologue by an elderly man with a terminal illness. Continuing Gaddis's career-long reflection on those aspects of corporate technological culture that are uniquely destructive of the arts, Agape Agape is a stunning achievement from one of the indisputable masters of postwar American fiction.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 113).

Series
Penguin classics
Genre
Fiction.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54
Library of Congress
PS3557.A28 A73 2003

The Physical Object

Pagination
xxii, 113 p. ;
Number of pages
113

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL17922074M
Internet Archive
agapeagape00gadd
ISBN 10
0142437638
LC Control Number
2004268880
Library Thing
29587
Goodreads
28441
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