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The rush for second place

essays and occasional writings

by William Gaddis

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Published by Penguin Books in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes index.

StatementWilliam Gaddis ; edited with headnotes and an introduction by Joseph Tabbi.
ContributionsTabbi, Joseph, 1960-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3557.A28 R8 2002
The Physical Object
Paginationxxii, 182 p. :
Number of Pages182
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3562300M
ISBN 100142002380
LC Control Number2002028999

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The Rush for Second Place is a merely slim collection of some of Gaddis's non-fiction work, ranging from a book review, a small selection from his work on the secret history of the player piano, a bit autobiographical from his time on the Panama Canal, an updated satire featuring JR before congress, a few essays on such as religion and politics, a few speeches and tributes, and even a sample of the /5.

Take the longest piece in this collection - The Rush for Second Place: it pretty much starts out with the conviction that American culture is largely mediocre (revolutionary thought!) and then just lists a whole bunch of things that Gaddis considers stupid and ridiculous/5(3).

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The Rush for Second Place is a posthumous collection of essays by William Gaddis. Edited and introduced by Joseph Tabbi, it was published in by Penguin Press at the same time as Gaddis's last novel, Agapē Agape.

The contents were published in Great Britain with Agapē Agape as Agapē Agape and Other Writings by Atlantic Books in Cited by: 8.

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About The Rush for Second Place William Gaddis published only four novels during his lifetime, but with those works he earned himself a reputation as one of America’s greatest novelists.

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Covering more than four decades, it makes for an interesting glimpse of Gaddis' concerns, interests, and preoccupations. Title: The Rush For Second Place: Essays And Occasional Writings Format: Paperback Product dimensions: pages, X X in Shipping dimensions: pages, X X in Published: October 1, Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group Language: English.

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The Rush for Second Place 内容简介 William Gaddis published only four novels during his lifetime, but with those works he earned himself a reputation as one of America's greatest novelists. Less well known is Gaddis's body of excellent critical writings.

Rush for second place. New York: Penguin Books, (OCoLC) Online version: Gaddis, William, Rush for second place. New York: Penguin Books, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: William Gaddis; Joseph Tabbi.

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