Dhalgren Review

Dhalgren Review and Analysis

The city of Bellona lies dying at the center of America. There has been some event that left it in this state, uncommunicative with the outside world as those other cities around it move on through normal day-to-day life. A young man who has forgotten his name and his past, soon to be dubbed The …

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The Recognitions Review

The Recognitions Review and Analysis

Introduction William Gaddis’ debut maximalist novel, The Recognitions, at times parallels Faust’s deal with the devil, and in order to write on this novel, I feel like I’d need to do the same. Nonetheless, I’ll give it a shot. The Recognitions is a book that is the first of its kind. Maximalism was semi-present in …

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