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Gaddis Bibliography
Compiled by Steven Moore and regularly updated
 by him and The Gaddis Project members.
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Errata in the novels
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compiled by Steven Moore

Part 1:
Primary materials

A.
Books by William Gaddis
B. Contributions to Books
C. Contributions to Periodicals
      Harvard Lampoon
      Other periodicals
D. Translations of Gaddis’s Works
      Translated Contributions to Foreign-language Periodicals
E. Interviews and Statements
Part 2:
Secondary materials
A. Books on Gaddis
B. Essays and Chapters of Books
C. Book Reviews
      The Recognitions
      J R
      Carpenter's Gothic
      A Frolic of His Own
      Agapē Agape and The Rush for Second Place
D. Obituaries
E. Dissertations and Theses
F. Foreign Language Criticism
G. Gaddis Web Sites & Pages

Part 1:
Primary materials

A.
Books by William Gaddis
B. Contributions to Books
C. Contributions to Periodicals
      Harvard Lampoon
      Other periodicals
D. Translations of Gaddis’s Works
      Translated Contributions to Foreign-language Periodicals
E. Interviews and Statements
Part 2:
Secondary materials
A. Books on Gaddis
B. Essays and Chapters of Books
C. Book Reviews
      The Recognitions
      J R
      Carpenter's Gothic
      A Frolic of His Own
      Agapē Agape and The Rush for Second Place
D. Obituaries
E. Dissertations and Theses
F. Foreign Language Criticism
G. Gaddis Web Sites & Pages

Part 1: Primary materials

A. Books by William Gaddis


A1 The Recognitions

-. advance reading copy in wraps, fall 1954

a. New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company, March 1955; second printing (May 1964) by Harcourt, Brace, & World

b. Toronto: George J. McLeod, 1955

c. Cleveland and New York: World (Meridian Fiction), February 1962; second printing September 1962

d. London: MacGibbon & Key, September 1962

e. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World (Harvest Books), 1970.

f. New York: Avon (Bard Books), 1974. 3 printings.

-. bound galleys of Penguin edition (A1g)

g. New York: Penguin, July 1985

h. London: Penguin, January 1986

i. New York: Penguin, 1993 (with introduction by William H. Gass)

j. London: Atlantic Books, 2003.

k. Champaign, IL: Dalkey Archive Press, 2012


A2 J R

-. bound galleys, summer 1975

a. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1975 (simultaneous cloth & paper editions) 3 cloth printings

b. London: Jonathan Cape, 1976 (simultaneous cloth & paper editions; contains corrections that wouldn’t appear in a U.S. edition until 1985.

-. bound galleys of Penguin edition (A2c)

c. New York: Penguin, July 1985

d. London: Penguin, January 1986

e. New York: Penguin, 1993 (with introduction by Frederick R. Karl)

f. London: Atlantic Books, 2003.

g. Champaign, IL: Dalkey Archive Press, 2012 (with an introduction by Rick Moody)


A3 Carpenter’s Gothic

-. bound galleys, spring 1985 (two states)

a. New York: Viking (Elisabeth Sifton Books), July 1985; second printing in August

b. New York: Viking/Quality Paperback Book Club edition, February 1986

c. London: André Deutsch, February 1986d. New York: Penguin, 1986

e. London: Picador, 1987

f. New York: Penguin, 1999 (Penguin 20th-Century Classics).

g. London: Atlantic Books, 2003.


A4 A Frolic of His Own

-. bound galleys, August 1993

a. New York: Poseidon Press, January 1994

b. London: Viking, June 1994

c. New York: Scribner, January 1995.

d. London: Penguin, 1995.


A5 The Rush for Second Place.
Edited with an introduction by Joseph Tabbi.

-. bound galleys, July 2002

a. New York: Penguin, September 2002

b. London: Atlantic Books, 2005


A6 Agapē Agape.
Afterword by Joseph Tabbi.

-. bound galleys, April 2002

a. New York: Viking Penguin, October 2002

b. London: Atlantic Books, December 2002

c. New York: Penguin Classics, September 2003, introduction by Sven Birkerts


A8 The Letters of William Gaddis.
Edited by Steven Moore, with an afterword by Sarah Gaddis

-. bound galleys, January 2013

a. Champaign, IL: Dalkey Archive Press, March 2013 


 

B. Contributions to Books

B1 “Le Chemin des Anes,” 210-22. In New World Writing. Edited by Arabel J. Porter et al. New York: New American Library, 1952.

B2 “From The Recognitions,” 225-49. In Writers in Revolt. Edited by Richard Seaver, Terry Southern, and Alexander Trocchi. New York: Frederick Fell, 1963. Rpt. New York: Berkley, 1965. 243-67.

B3 “From The Recognitions,” 83-97. In The World of Black Humor: An Introductory Anthology of Selections and Criticism. Edited by Douglas M. Davis. New York: E. P. Dutton, 1967. [Charles Monaghan chose this particular selection (I.2, 63-68, 70-77) for Davis.]

B4 [Self-portrait], 9. In Self-Portrait: Book People Picture Themselves. From the collection of Burt Britton. New York: Random House, 1976 (cloth & paper editions). Rpt. New York Times Book Review, 5 December 1976, 96.

B5 [Letter], 47. In Kanreki: A Tribute to Allen Ginsberg, Part 2.Edited by Bill Morgan. New York: Lospechio, 1986.

B6 “Szyrk v. Village of Tatamount et al.,” 265-76. In Legal Fictions: Short Stories about Lawyers and the Law. Edited by Jay Wishingrad. Woodstock: Overlook Press, 1992.

B7 “Szyrk v. Village of Tatamount et al.” 101-13. In Innovations: An Anthology of Modern & Contemporary Fiction. Edited by Robert L. McLaughlin. Normal, IL: Dalkey Archive, 1998.

B8 “Old Foes with New Faces.” In The Writer and Religion. Edited by William H. Gass and Lorin Cuoco. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2000.  Contains text of essay (pp. 36-47) and numerous remarks Gaddis made at the conference on which this book is based.


Part 1:
Primary materials

A.
Books by William Gaddis
B. Contributions to Books
C. Contributions to Periodicals
      Harvard Lampoon
      Other periodicals
D. Translations of Gaddis’s Works
      Translated Contributions to Foreign-language Periodicals
E. Interviews and Statements
Part 2:
Secondary materials
A. Books on Gaddis
B. Essays and Chapters of Books
C. Book Reviews
      The Recognitions
      J R
      Carpenter's Gothic
      A Frolic of His Own
      Agapē Agape and The Rush for Second Place
D. Obituaries
E. Dissertations and Theses
F. Foreign Language Criticism
G. Gaddis Web Sites & Pages

C. Contributions to Periodicals  

Harvard Lampoon

[Contributions for vols. 127-28 (1944) are based on an index included with bound volumes of the Lampoon. The index identifies numerous pseudonymous and unsigned items as Gaddis’s; consequently, the indices for vols. 126 and 129, which I’ve not seen, would presumably add more items to this bibliography.]

“As Lampy Sees Them.” 1 October 1943, 26-27.
Theatre and cinema reviews, co-written by Leon A. Harris.

“The Addict.” 1 October 1943, 28-29.
Short story.

“De Provincialitate.” 1 October 1943, 37.
Short essay comparing Boston to New York City.

“Paradise Revisited: A Play.” 1 October 1943, 48, 50.

“Sic Transit Gloria . . .” 19 November 1943, 62-63.
Parody of an adventure story.

“A Thought for Thursday.” 19 November 1943, 63.
A thanksgiving for Harvard life.

“Nautical Nomenclature.” 19 November 1943, 68.
Short essay on the christening of ships.

“Les Jours Heureux.” 19 November 1943, 68.
On Radcliffe.

“Banyan Day in the Wax Works.” 10 December 1943, 84.
Mock record reviews.

“I Want You for Christmas.” 10 December 1943, 88-89.
Short story.

“A Tear for Alma.” 10 December 1943, 88-89.
Poem.

“The Kid in Upper Five.” 10 December 1943, 96.
Short story.

“Christmas List.” 10 December 1943, 112.
Humorous “suggestions for the whole family.”

“Dogfish Defunct.” 14 January 1944, 1.
Poem.

[Untitled poem beginning “Lost my faith in whiskey”] 14 January 1944, 6.

[Untitled poem beginning “Once came upon a quiet college town”] 11 February 1944, 7.

“The Book of John.” 11 February 1944, 34.
Biblical pastiche.

[Untitled editorial beginning “The Jester stirred”] 11 February 1944, 39.
This and all the editorials that follow are fables commenting on aspects of Harvard life.

“Books.” 11 February 1944, 40-41, 45.
Mock book reviews, illustrated with a drawing by Gaddis entitled “Looking for Yesterday.”

“‘1770?-Why of course 1770!'” 11 February 1944, 46.
A cartoon.

[Untitled editorial beginning “‘Quagga,’ said the Jester”] 1 April 1944, 62-63.
A fable.

[Untitled joke] 1 April 1944, 70.

[Untitled drawing of a man hanging.] 15 May 1944, 73.

[Untitled drawing of three students.] 15 May 1944, 77.

[Untitled poem beginning “‘The time has come,' the Ibis said”] 15 May 1944, 79.

“Suffer the Little Children.” 15 May 1944, 80-81.
Short story.

“Lasting Values in a World Gone Mad.” 15 May 1944, 84.
Poem.

“Unmöglich Apgar.” 15 May 1944, 85.
On perpetual calendars.

[Untitled editorial beginning “‘By George,’ the Blot muttered”] 15 May 1944, 86-87.
Another fable.

“Let's Go to Press.” 15 May 1944, 89.
Short story, with a drawing by Gaddis.

“Lampy's Crossword Puzzle Department.” 15 May 1944, 93.
Clues for a crossword puzzle, illustrated by Gaddis.

“Pastoral-the Yard-1944.” 20 June 1944, 97.
A drawing.

“At the Pleasure VII.” 20 June 1944, 100-101.
Journal for a week.

“Lampy's Crib Notes for Psychology Majors.” 20 June 1944, 106.
Illustrated by Gaddis.

[Untitled editorial beginning “A door banged closed”] 20 June 1944, 110-11.

“Non Disputandum.” 20 June 1944, 112.
Poem.

[Untitled drawing across bottoms of pages]. 20 June 1944, 112-13.

“God Bless Our Still.” 20 June 1944, 116.
Short story.

[Untitled drawing of tree] 15 September 1944, 1.

[Untitled monologue beginning “‘. . . why of course I'm going to vote'”] 15 September 1944, 4.
An upper-class woman's monologue.

“Pome.” 15 September 1944, 5.
Short poem, signed RW: Ravenkill Woodplumpton is the pseudonym Gaddis used for this issue and that of 15 December 1944.

“Republican Primer.” 15 September 1944, 13.
Alphabet sayings and drawings.

[Untitled editorial beginning “Harvard lay quietly”] 15 September 1944, 14-15.

“Literacy Test: To Determine the Qualifications and Fitness of Voters throughout the United States.” 15 September 1944, 16-17.
Mock quiz.

“An Appeal.” 15 September 1944, 16.
A Poem.

“Press Conference.” 15 September 1944, 18.
In play form.

“Notes from a Sub-Convention.” 15 September 1944, 21.
Short story.

“Lampy's Language Crutch: La Belle Dame Sans Merci-or, the Beautiful Lady Who Forgot to Say Thank You.” 20 October 1944, 28.
A comically literal translation of a French selection.

“The Descent of Man, or Sparta on the Charles.” 20 October 1944, 32-33.
Short story.

[Illustrations for “Ancient Epigraphs,” by F. H. Moore] 20 October 1944, 35.

[Untitled editorial beginning “After all of this grovelling”] 20 October 1944, 38-39.

“Old Wive's [sic] Tale: A Play in the Elizabethan Manner.” 30 November 1944, 58, 65.

“A Psychometric Study of the Effects of Nourishment.” 30 November 1944, 59-60.
Mock essay on Harvard dining hall.

“‘What do you mean, Fred-you've solved the Thanksgiving problem?'” 30 November 1944, 60.
Cartoon.

[Untitled editorial beginning “Silence for a moment”] 30 November 1944, 62-63.

“A Franescan Ode.” 15 December 1944, 76.
Poem.

“Christmas Is the Sock.” 15 December 1944, 80-81.
Short story.

“Tadpole.” 15 December 1944, 82.
Mock children's story.

“Christmas Flight.” 15 December 1944, 84.

[Untitled editorial beginning “Casually, the Jester slid open”] 15 December 1944, 87-88.
A Christmas story.

“From the Original Ms. of Clement Clark Moore.” 15 December 1944, 90.
Illustration of ms. with stricken out lines, etc. converting a poem about a drunken faculty party to the Christmas classic.

“Mordred.” January 1945, 108.
Short story.

“Tripanosomiasis in B Flat.” January 1945, 116.
Poem.

[Reprint of untitled poem beginning “Once came upon a quiet college town”] February 1945, 31.

[Reprint of] “The Book of John.” February 1945, 40, 48.

[Reprint of] “Lampy's Language Crutch.” February 1946, 29.

[Reprint of untitled poem beginning “Lost my faith in whiskey.”] February 1946, 31.

[Reprint of] “Tadpole.” February 1946, 34.


Other periodicals

“‘Stop Player. Joke No. 4.'” Atlantic Monthly, July 1951, 92-93. [Rpt. in Moore's Reader's Guide 299-301 and RSP 2-5]

“The Artist's Life.” Nugget, May 1957, 36-38, 73. [abridged from R 487-97]

“J. R. or the Boy Inside.” Dutton Review 1 (1970): 5-68.

“Untitled Fragment from Another Damned, Thick, Square Book.” Antaeus 13/14 (Spring/Summer 1974): 98-105.

“Nobody Grew but the Business.” Harper's, June 1975, 47-54, 59-66.

“In the Zone.” New York Times, 13 March 1978, 21. [Rpt. in Moore's Reader's Guide 301-4 and RSP 33-37]

“The Rush for Second Place.” Harper's, April 1981, 31-39. [Rpt. in RSP 39-61]

“U.S.I.A. Blacklist Is Beyond ‘Stupid.'” New York Times, 5 March 1984, 20. [Letter to the editor]

“An Instinct for the Dangerous Wife.” New York Times Book Review, 24 May 1987, 1, 16.
Review of Saul Bellow's More Die of Heartbreak. Rpt., greatly abridged, in NYTBR, 6 December 1987, 84. [Rpt., greatly abridged, in NYTBR, 6 December 1987, 84; rpt. in full in RSP 73-79]

“Szyrk v. Village of Tatamount et al.” New Yorker, 12 October 1987, 44-50.

“Trickle-Up Economics: J R Goes to Washington.” New York Times Book Review, 25 October 1987, 29. [Abridged version of “J R Up to Date,” rpt. unabridged in RSP 63-71]

“How Thinking About Him Puts Us in Mind of a Lot of Things That Make Our Skin Crawl.” Esquire, August 1992, 120.
[140-word paragraph on then-Vice President Dan Quayle; rpt. in RSP 114]

[Letter]. Profils americaines 6 (Autumn 1994): 5.
Facsimile of 1971 letter to Jean Lambert, French translator of R.

“Erewhon and the Contract with America: Wealth, Butler Knew, Was Virtue, Bad Luck a Crime.” New York Times Book Review, 5 March 1995, 3, 26. [Rpt. in RSP 80-87]

“Putting It Off: Four Writers on Avoiding the Typewriter.” New Yorker, 26 June/3 July 1995, 56.

“Old Foes with New Faces.” Yale Review 83.4 (October 1995): 1-16.
Based on lecture given at Washington University, October 1994. [Rpt. in RSP 88-108]

"Three Early Stories by William Gaddis." Introduction by Crystal Alberts. Missouri Review 27.2 (November 2004): 92-116. ("Jake's Dog," 96-98; "The Rehearsal," 99-108; "[A Father Is Arrested]," 109-16.)

"In Dreams I Kiss Your Hand, Madam." Ninth Letter 4.2 (Fall/Winter 2007): 113-17. Rpt. in Harper's , August 2008, 29-32; full text available on line.

"Selected Letters." Conjunctions 59 (December 2012): 8-57.


Part 1:
Primary materials

A.
Books by William Gaddis
B. Contributions to Books
C. Contributions to Periodicals
      Harvard Lampoon
      Other periodicals
D. Translations of Gaddis’s Works
      Translated Contributions to Foreign-language Periodicals
E. Interviews and Statements
Part 2:
Secondary materials
A. Books on Gaddis
B. Essays and Chapters of Books
C. Book Reviews
      The Recognitions
      J R
      Carpenter's Gothic
      A Frolic of His Own
      Agapē Agape and The Rush for Second Place
D. Obituaries
E. Dissertations and Theses
F. Foreign Language Criticism
G. Gaddis Web Sites & Pages

D. Translations of Gaddis's Works


The Recognitions

Le Perizie. Trans. Vincenzo Mantovani. Milan: Mondadori, 1967; 2nd ed., April 2000.

Les Reconnaissances. Trans. Jean Lambert. Paris: Gallimard, 1973.

Los Reconocimientos. Trans. Juan Antonio Santos. Madrid: Alfaguara, 1987.

Die Fälschung der Welt. Trans. Marcus Ingendaay. Frankfurt am Main, Germany: Zweitausendeins, 1998.

J R

J R. Trans. Marc Cholodenko. Paris: Plon, 1993.

J R. Trans. Marcus Ingendaay and Klaus Modick. Frankfurt am Main: Zweitausendeins, 1996; 2nd edition: Munich: Goldmann Verlag, November 1999, reprinted September 2001; 3rd edition: Munich: DVA Verlag, August 2010.

[Chinese translation: J R the Little Tycoon. ] Trans. Zhu Ye, Hua Suyang, Xia Tian, and Helen Yin. Introduction and notes by Steven Moore. Nanjing: Yilin, 2008.
http://www.yilin.com/book.aspx?id=3475

J R. Trans. Vincenzo Mantovani. Padua: Alet Edizioni, 2009.


Carpenter's Gothic

Träslott. Caj Lundgren. Stockholm: Legenda, 1987.

Gothique charpentier. Trans. Marc Cholodenko. Paris: Christian Bourgois, 1988. 2nd ed. Paris: Editions 10/18, 1993.

Die Erlöser. Trans. Klaus Modick and Martin Hielscher. Reinbek by Hamburg: Rowohlt, 1988.

Ciesielski gotyk. Trans. Julita Wroniak. Warsaw: Czytelnik, 1991.

Gotico americano. Milan: Leonardo Editore, 1992.

Gótico carpintero. Trans. Mariano Peydou. Madrid: Sexto Piso, 2012.

A Frolic of His Own

Le Dernier Acte. Trans. Marc Cholodenko. Paris: Plon, 1997.

Letzte Instanz. Trans. Nikolaus Stingl. Reinbek bei Hamburg: 1996. Paper ed., 1998.

Su Pasatiempo favorito.  Trans. Flora Casas.  Madrid:  Editorial Debate, Odctober 1995; Barcelona:  Circulo de Lectores, June 1996

Agapē Agape

Das mechanische Klavier. Trans. Marcus Ingendaay. Munich: Manhattan Verlag, 2003.

Agonie d’agapè. Trans. [Christophe] Claro. Afterword by Matthew Gaddis. Paris: Plon, September 2003.

Ágape se paga . Trans. Miguel Martínez-Lage. Introduction by Rodrigo Fresán. Afterword by Joseph Tabbi. Mexico City: Sexto Piso, 2008

Translated Contributions to Foreign-language Media

“Rozpoznania.” Nowy wyraz 49.6 (June 1976): 70-77. Translated by Slawomir Magala.
Two selections from R: the opening pages of I.1 and of I.5.

“Symetryczny ruch wielkich kól.” Literatura na swiecie 71. 3 (March 1977): 132-91. Translated by Jaroslaw Anders.
Selections from J R. Gaddis's Burt Britton drawing appears on p. 292.

“Rozpoznania.” Literatura na swiecie 150.1 (January 1984): 153-77. Translated by Tomasz Mirkowicz.
R I.2.

“J R se met à la page.” Europe 733 (May 1990): 112-19. Translated by Brigitte Félix.
Complete version of  “J R Up to Date.”

"Verfall und Untergang von Imperien." Trans. F. R. Frankfurter Rundschau , 29 August 1995, p. 7.
Translation of short, untitled essay on violence in movies, from The Sign of the Cross (1932) to Natural Born Killers (1994).

“Universum in Schnipseln.” Frankfurter Allgemeine, 11 November 1996. Translated by Nikolaus Stingl. Broadcast the same day on DeutschlandRadio.
Brief essay on Dostoevski as comic novelist.

“Le Dernier Acte.” Les Episodes 6 (March 1999): 87-95. Translated by Marc Cholodenko.

Torschlusspanik. Translated by Markus Ingendaay. Broadcast on DeutschlandRadio 19 March 1999.

Part 1:
Primary materials

A.
Books by William Gaddis
B. Contributions to Books
C. Contributions to Periodicals
      Harvard Lampoon
      Other periodicals
D. Translations of Gaddis’s Works
      Translated Contributions to Foreign-language Periodicals
E. Interviews and Statements
Part 2:
Secondary materials
A. Books on Gaddis
B. Essays and Chapters of Books
C. Book Reviews
      The Recognitions
      J R
      Carpenter's Gothic
      A Frolic of His Own
      Agapē Agape and The Rush for Second Place
D. Obituaries
E. Dissertations and Theses
F. Foreign Language Criticism
G. Gaddis Web Sites & Pages

E. Interviews and Statements

Abádi-Nagy, Zoltán.The Art of Fiction CI: William Gaddis.” Paris Review 105 (Winter 1987): 54-89. Selections reprinted in “On Inspiration,” Paris Review 107 (1988): 245, and in A Writer's Chapbook (New York: Viking, 1989).

Baker, John F., et al. “The 1976 National Book Awards.” Publishers Weekly, 10 May 1976, 47-54.
[Statements by and about Gaddis, photos]

Berkley, Miriam. “PW Interviews: William Gaddis.” Publishers Weekly, 12 July 1985, 56-57. Rpt. in slightly different form as “Credo of a Shy Author: ‘What’s any artist but the dregs of his work, the human shambles?’” Chicago Sun-Times, 31 July 1985, “Book Week,” 20-21.

Bradbury, Malcolm. Writers in Conversation 13: William Gaddis. London: Institute of Contemporary Arts, 1986. Videocassette originally distributed by the Roland Collection, Northbrook, IL. a 32-minute film available on line at
http://www.roland-collection.com/rolandcollection/literature/101/W13.htm

Chénetier, Marc, and Brigitte Félix.
Entretien avec William Gaddis.” La Quinzaine littéraire, 16-31 March 1993, 7.

Feeley, Gregory. “An Artist Who Likes To Be Read, not Heard.” Newsday, 19 January 1994, 53, 58 (55, 87 in some editions).

Dudar, Helen. “Book and Author: William Gaddis.” New York Post, 6 December 1976, 33.

Ertel, Emmanuelle. “Interview de William Gaddis.” Profils americaines 6 (Autumn 1994): 9-18. Rpt. as a bilingual pamphlet: Die Faszination der Sprache/A Fascination with Language. Berlin and New York: Die Aussenseite des Elements, 1999.

Graeber, Laurel. “A Carnival of Disorderly Conduct.” New York Times Book Review, 9 January 1994, 22.
[A sidebar accompanying Towers’s rev. of FHO.]

Grove, Lloyd. “Harnessing the Power of Babble: The Rich, Comic, Talkative Novels of William Gaddis.” Washington Post, 23 August 1985, “Style,” B1, B10.

Helgesen, Sally. “Every Day.” Bookletter, December 1976.

Hills, Rust. “Don't Everybody Talk at Once! (The Esquire Literary Survey).” Esquire, August 1986, 99-104.
[WG contributes a few statements on 99 and 100]

Jenks, Tom. “How Writers Live Today.” Esquire, August 1985, 123-27.
[WG quoted on last page on “the writing life.”]

Kmetyk, Tanis. “Gaddis l'imprécateur.” Télérama, 11 January 1989), 16-18.

Knight, Christopher J. “The New York State Writers Institute Tapes: William Gaddis.” Contemporary Literature 42.4 (Winter 2001): 667-93.

Kuehl, John, and Steven Moore. “An Interview with William Gaddis.” Review of Contemporary Fiction 2.2 (Summer 1982): 4-6.

LeClair, Thomas. “Missing Writers.” Horizon, October 1981, 48-52.

Logan, Marie-Rose, and Tomasz Mirkowicz. “‘Kto do utworu przychodzi z niczym... '” [“If you bring nothing to a work . . .”] Literatura na swiecie 150,1 (January 1984): 178-89.

Malanowski, Jamie. “Dedicated Lines.” New Yorker, 25 December 1995/1 January 1996, 46.
[WG comments on book dedications.]

Mead, Rebecca. “The Next Big Lit-Crit Snit.” New York, 15 August 1994, 41.
[WG quoted on Harold Bloom]

“‘Nothing but Darkness and Talk?': Writers' Symposium on Traditional Values and Iconoclastic Fiction.” Critique 31.4 (Summer 1990): 233-55.
[Gaddis's comments appear on pp. 240, 247, 251.]

Schwartz, John. “America's Greatest Novelist?” Washington Post, 3 February 1994, “Style,” C1-C2. Rpt. abridged as “William Gaddis's Law-Crazy America.” International Herald Tribune, 9 February 1994.

“Works in Progress.” New York Times Book Review, 6 June 1982, 49.
[Gaddis one of many authors asked to write about their works in progress; Gaddis offers a short statement on Carpenter's Gothic.]

Part 1:
Primary materials

A.
Books by William Gaddis
B. Contributions to Books
C. Contributions to Periodicals
      Harvard Lampoon
      Other periodicals
D. Translations of Gaddis’s Works
      Translated Contributions to Foreign-language Periodicals
E. Interviews and Statements
Part 2:
Secondary materials
A. Books on Gaddis
B. Essays and Chapters of Books
C. Book Reviews
      The Recognitions
      J R
      Carpenter's Gothic
      A Frolic of His Own
      Agapē Agape and The Rush for Second Place
D. Obituaries
E. Dissertations and Theses
F. Foreign Language Criticism
G. Gaddis Web Sites & Pages

Part 2: Secondary materials 

A. Books on Gaddis  

Alberts, Crystal, Christopher Leise, and Birger Vanwesenbeeck, eds. William Gaddis, "The Last of Something." Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2010 [ sic-- published October 2009].

Comnes, Gregory. The Ethics of Indeterminacy in the Novels of William Gaddis.
Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1994.

Reviews:
Alfonso, Ricardo Miguel. Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses 7 (November 1994): 246-47.
Knight, Christopher J. American Literature (December 1994): 868-69.
Strehle, Susan. “Satire beyond the Norm.” Contemporary Literature 37.1 (Spring 1996).
Tabbi, Joe. Review of Contemporary Fiction 14.2 (Summer 1994): 231-32.
Tölölyan, Khachig. Choice 32.3 (November 1994):
Wolfe, Peter. Modern Fiction Studies 40.2 (Summer 1994): 375-77.

Félix, Brigitte, ed. Reading William Gaddis: A Collective Volume of Essays on William Gaddis's Novels, from J R to Agape Agape. Orléans: Presses Universitaires d'Orléans, 2007.

Gaddis, Sarah. Swallow Hard. New York: Atheneum, 1991.
A novel by WG’s daughter and featuring a character named Lad Thompkins based closely on Gaddis.

Reviews:
Grossman, Judith. “Mother Chose the Wrong Life.” New York Times Book Review, 10 February 1991, 12-13.

Green, Jack. Fire the Bastards! Introduction by Steven Moore. Normal, IL: Dalkey Archive Press, 1992.

Reviews:
Adams, Jacqueline. Library Journal, 1 September 1992, 185.
American Literature, March 1993, 205.
Burkman, Greg. “The Wonderful World of Book Reviewing in America.” The   Stranger, 17-23 January 1995, 9-10.
Dirda, Michael. Washington Post Book World, 17 January 1993, 13.
Gendler, Anne. Booklist, 1 September 1992, 24.
Kass, Andrew. Book/Mark, August 1994, 5-6.
Klinkowitz, Jerome. American Literary Scholarship: 1992. Duke University Press,   1994.
Publishers Weekly, 26 October 1992, 54.
White, Curtis. Exquisite Corpse, November 1992, 26.
Wolfe, Peter. “Those Incompetent Reviewers.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11 April   1993, 5C.

Johnston, John. Carnival of Repetition: Gaddis’s “The Recognitions” and Postmodern Theory. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1990.

Reviews:
Moore, Steven. Review of Contemporary Fiction10.2 (Summer 1990): 282-83.

Knight, Christopher J. Hints & Guesses: William Gaddis’s Fiction of Longing.
Madison: Univ. of Wisconsin Press, 1997.

Reviews:
Wolfe, Peter. Modern Fiction Studies 44.4 (1998): 1003-5.

Kuehl, John, and Steven Moore, eds. In Recognition of William Gaddis.
Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1984.

Reviews:
Black, Joel Dana. Year’s Work in English Studies 65 (1987).
Collins, Douglas. “‘Recognition’ May Lift Gaddis from Undeserved Obscurity.”   Syracuse Post-Standard, 18 June 1985.
Malin, Irving. Review of Contemporary Fiction 5.1 (Spring 1985): 150-51.
Nadel, Alan. Modern Fiction Studies (Summer 1985): 417-19.
Stonehill, Brian. Contemporary Literature 26.3 (Fall 1985): 362-65.
Tölölyan, Khachig. Choice 22 (February 1985): 815.

Looks, Bernard J. Triumph through Adversity [aka Failed Friednships: A Memoir of Martin S. Dworkin and His Life and Work]. Xlibris, 2009.

Moore, Steven. A Reader’s Guide to William Gaddis’s “The Recognitions.”Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1982.
German edition: Die Fakten hinter Der Fälschung: Ein Führer durch William Gaddis’ Roman "Die Fälschung der Welt."   Trans. Klaus Modick.
Frankfurt: Zweitausendeins, 1998.

Reviews:
Guzlowski, John Z. Modern Fiction Studies 29 (Winter 1983): 737-41.
Kuehl, John. Criticism 25.1 (1983).
Malin, Irving. Hollins Critic, December 1982.
Sawyer, Tom. Review of Contemporary Fiction 3.1 (Spring 1983): 250.
Seamon, Roger G. Canadian Review of American Studies (Fall 1984).
R eed, David. Yearbook of English Studies, 1986.
Studies in the Humanities.
Weisenburger, Steven. American Notes & Queries, March/April 1983.
Year’s Work in English Studies 63 (1982): 457-58.

-----.William Gaddis. Boston: Twayne, 1989. (Text now available on this site.)

Reviews:
LeClair, Tom. Modern Fiction Studies 35.4 (Winter 1989): 773. On line HERE.
Levitt, Morton P. Journal of Modern Literature (Fall 1990): 363.
Weisenburger, Steven. American Notes & Queries 5.1 (January 1992): 41-43.

Tabbi, Joseph, and Rone Shavers, eds.  Paper Empire: William Gaddis and the World System. Tuscaloosa : Univ. of Alabama Press, 2007.

Wolfe, Peter. A Vision of His Own: The Mind and Art of William Gaddis.
Madison & Teaneck, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ. Press, 1997.

Reviews:
Madden, David W. Choice (July/August 1997): 1806.
McLaughlin, Robert L. Review of Contemporary Fiction 17.3 (Fall 1997): 254.

Part 1:
Primary materials

A.
Books by William Gaddis
B. Contributions to Books
C. Contributions to Periodicals
      Harvard Lampoon
      Other periodicals
D. Translations of Gaddis’s Works
      Translated Contributions to Foreign-language Periodicals
E. Interviews and Statements
Part 2:
Secondary materials
A. Books on Gaddis
B. Essays and Chapters of Books
C. Book Reviews
      The Recognitions
      J R
      Carpenter's Gothic
      A Frolic of His Own
      Agapē Agape and The Rush for Second Place
D. Obituaries
E. Dissertations and Theses
F. Foreign Language Criticism
G. Gaddis Web Sites & Pages

B. Essays and Chapters of Books

Aldridge, John W. “The Function of the Book Critic.” In In Search of Heresy: American Literature in an Age of Conformity. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1956. 200-201; rpt. in The Devil in the Fire: Retrospective Essays on American Literature and Culture 1951-1971. New York: Harper’s Magazine Press, 1972. 70-71.

-----,. The American Novel and the Way We Live Now. New York: Oxford University Press, 1983. 46-52, 148. (A revision of his review of J R (Saturday Review, 4 October 1975).

-----.. “The New American Assembly-Line Fiction: An Empty Blue Center.” American Scholar 59.1 (Winter 1990): 17-38. Rpt. as chap. 1 of Talents and Technicians: Literary Chic and the New Assembly-Line Fiction. New York: Scribner’s, 1992.

Attell, Kevin. "The Last Christian Novel: William Gaddis's The Recognitions." Contemporary Literature 53.2 (Summer 2012): 261-91.

Auchinloss, Louis. “Recognizing Gaddis.” New York Times Magazine, 15 November 1987, 36, 38, 41, 54, 58, Rpt. (with new material) as “William Gaddis” in Auchinloss’s The Style’s the Man: Reflections on Proust, Fitzgerald, Wharton, Vidal, and Others (New York: Scribner’s, 1994), 11-25.

Bakker, J. “The End of Individualism.” Dutch Quarterly Review of Anglo-American Letters 7 (1977): 286-304.

Balazy, Teresa. “A Recognition of The Recognitions.” In Traditions in the Twentieth Century American Literature. Ed. Marta Sienicka. Poznan, Poland: Adam Mickiewicz University Press, 1981. 23-33.

Basiuk, Tomasz. “A Footnote to Reality, a Postscript to Realism: The Cinematic and the Postmodern in William Gaddis's Carpenter's Gothic.” American-Studies [Warsaw] 14 (1995): 51-68

------. "William Gaddis: The Economy of Excess and the Debunking of Law." In Polish-American Literary Confrontations . Ed. Joanna and Jerzy Durczak. Maria Curie-Sklodowska University Press, 1995.

Beer, John. "William Gaddis." Review of Contemporary Fiction 21.3 (Fall 2001): 69-109.

Benstock, Bernard
. “On William Gaddis: In Recognition of James Joyce.” Wisconsin Studies in Contemporary Literature 6 (Summer 1965): 177-89.

Black, Joel D. “The Paper Empires and Empirical Fictions of William Gaddis.” Review of Contemporary Fiction 2.2 (Summer 1982): 22-31. Rpt. in Kuehl and Moore, In Recognitions of William Gaddis, 162-73. Rpt. (in part) as “Paper Empires of the New World: Pynchon, Gaddis, Fuentes.” In Proceedings of the Xth Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association . . . New York, 1982, vol. 3: Inter-American Literary Relations. Edited by Anna Balakian, et al. New York: Garland, 1985. 68-75.

Bloom, Harold, ed. “William Gaddis.” In Twentieth-Century American Literature. New York: Chelsea House, 1986. 3:1523-39. (Rpt. material)

Boccia, Michael. “-What Did You Say Mister Gaddis? Form in William Gaddis’s J R.Review of Contemporary Fiction 2.2 (Summer 1982): 40-44. Rpt. as chap. 3 of his Form as Content and Rhetoric in the Modern Novel. New York: Peter Lang, 1989. 51-64.

Boesenberg, Eva. Money and Gender in the American Novel, 1850-2000. Heidelberg: Universitatsverlag Winter, 2010. 387-97.

Broyard, Anatole. "Remembering William Gaddis in the Nineteen-Fifties." New England Review 7.3 (Summer 1995): 13-14.

Burn, Stephen. "Famously Obscure." Times Literary Supplement, 20 February 2004, 21-22.

Burns, Erik. "Tyke-oon." Newsday, 21 May 2000, B12. [On J R]

Cantor, Lois. “Ten Neglected American Writers Who Deserve to Be Better Known.” Book World (Chicago Tribune/Washington Post), 2 June 1968, 6-7.

Chénetier, Marc. Beyond Suspicion New American Fiction since 1960, Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1996 (Translation of Au-delà du soupçon: La nouvelle fiction américaine de 1960 à nos jours in Foreign Language Criticism, below.)

Comnes, Gregory. “A Patchwork of Conceits: Perspective and Perception in Carpenter’s Gothic.Critique 30.1 (Fall 1988): 13-26. Rpt. in his Ethics of Indeterminacy (above) and in Studies in American Literature (Japan) 33 (1997): 65-81.

-----. “Fragments of Redemption: Reading William Gaddis’ J R.Twentieth Century Literature 35.2 (Summer 1989): 161-82.

-----. “The Aesthetics of Improvisation in A Frolic of His Own.Profils americaines 6 (Autumn 1994): 185-97.

-----. and Judith Chambers. “Physics of Fiction.” Paper presented at the 1988 Conference of the Society for Literature and Science, Albany, 6-9 October 1988. [Half on J R, half on Gravity’s Rainbow]

-----. . “The Law of the Excluded Muddle: The Ethics of Indeterminacy in A Frolic of His Own.” In Powerless Fictions?: Ethics, Cultural Critique, and American Fiction in the Age of Postmodernism. Edited by Ricardo Miguel Alfonso. Amsterdam & Atlanta: Rodopi, 1996. 25-40.

Conley, Tim. "William Gaddis Calling: Telephonic Satire and the
Disconnection of Authority," Studies in the Novel, (Winter 2003): 526-42.

Coste, Didier. “Textual Memory: The Syntax of The Recognitions.” In Narrative as Communication. Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press, 1989. 227-31.

Cunningham, Rodger. “When You See Yourself: Gnostic Motifs and Their Transformation in The Recognitions.Soundings 71.4 (Winter 1988): 619-37.

Dewey, Joseph. In a Dark Time: The Apocalyptic Temper in the American Novel of the Nuclear Age. West Lafayette: Purdue University Press, 1990. 191-205 (on Carpenter’s Gothic)

Dolbier, Maurice. “The 27th NBA.” Providence Sunday Journal, 2 May 1976, H-33.

Durand, Régis. “On Conversing: In/On Writing.” Sub-Stance 27 (1980): 47-51. (J R on 49-50)

-----. “So Near.” Fabula 11 (1988): 65-77. [On pp. 73-77 of CG)

Eckley, Grace. “Exorcising the Demon Forgery, or the Forging of Pure Gold in Gaddis’s Recognitions.” In Literature and the Occult. Ed. Luanne Frank. Arlington: Univ. of Texas, 1977, 125-36.

Ekelund, Bo G. "Recognizing the Law: Value and Identities in William Gaddis's A Frolic of His Own" in Folkways and Law Ways: Law in American Studies, Helle Porsdam, editor.  Odense: Odense University Press, 2001, pp. 113-138. [JB]

Eldridge, Richard, and Paul Cohen. “Art and the Transfiguration of Social Life: Gaddis on Art and Society.” In Powerless Fictions?, 41-51.

Fuchs, Miriam. “‘Il miglior fabbro’: Gaddis’ Debt to T. S. Eliot.” In Kuehl and Moore, In Recognition of William Gaddis, 92-105.

-----. “William Gaddis.” In Critical Survey of Long Fiction. Edited by Frank N. Magill. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Salem Press, 1983. 3:1034-41.

Gaddis, Sarah. “A Note of Gratitude.” Conjunctions 33 (Fall 1999): 149-51. [Introduction to a “William Gaddis Tribute” section, pp. 148-60.]

Gass, William H. “‘Carpenter’s Gothic.’” New York Times Book Review, 18 August 1985, 29. [Letter to the editor humorously protesting being confused with WG in previous week’s “Bear in Mind” listing]

-----. "Some Snapshots from the Soviet Zone." The Kenyon Review 8 (4) Fall 1986, p.1-44: Gass makes a few apt remarks on Gaddis‘ camel hair coat, pp.5 and 9, and his indebtedness to nineteenth-century Russian literature, pp. 14 and 15.

-----. . A Temple of Texts: Fifty Literary Pillars. An Exhibit to Inaugurate the International Writers Center. Washington University/Olin Library, 1991. 43.

-----. “The Author in Hiding.” Los Angeles Times Book Review, 28 March 1993, 1, 7. [Adapted from his intro. to Penguin ed. of R]

-----. . “Memories of Master Gaddis.” Conjunctions 33 (Fall 1999): 151-55.

Gordon, Lois. “William Gaddis.” In Contemporary Novelists. Edited by James Vinson. 3rd ed. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1982. 235-36.

Gregson, David E.The Recognitions.” In Survey of Contemporary Literature. Rev. ed. Ed. Frank N. Magill. Englewood Cliffs: Salem Press, 1977. 9:6275-79.

Guzlowski, John Z. “No More Sea Changes: Hawkes, Pynchon, Gaddis, and Barth.” Critique 23.2 (Winter 1981-82): 48-60.

-----. . “Masks and Masking in Hawkes, Gaddis, Barth, and Pynchon.” Journal of Evolutionary Psychology 4.3-4 (August 1983): 214-26.

-----. . “Hollow Gestures and Empty Words: Inconsequential Action and Dialogue in Recent American Novels.” Markham Review 12 (Winter 1983): 21-26.

Irvine, Janne E., and Robert E. Kohn. "William Gaddis: Musicology in Carpenter's Gothic." The Explicator 67.2 (Winter 2009): 113-17.

Isle, Walter. “The Large Loose Baggy Monsters of William Gaddis and Thomas Pynchon.” Paper delivered at MLA Convention, Special Session 388, 28 December 1976.

Jenks, Tom. “In the Works.” Esquire, August 1984, 113-16. [On various works in progress, including Carpenter’s Gothic (114).]

Johnston, John.J R and the Flux of Capital.” Revue française d’études américaines 45 (July 1990): 161-71. [Subsumed in his Information Multiplicity]

-----. . “Jack Gibbs: J R’s Theoretician of Chaos.” Profils americaines 6 (Autumn 1994): 97-112. [Subsumed in his Information Multiplicity]

-----. . “Capitalism and Entropic Flow: J R.” In Information Multiplicity: American Fiction in the Age of Media Saturation. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998. 123-62.

Karl, Frederick R. American Fictions 1940-1980: A Comprehensive History and Critical Evaluation. New York: Harper & Row, 1983. 179-91. Rpt. (in slightly expanded and amended form) as “Gaddis: A Tribune of the Fifties” in Kuehl and Moore, In Recognition of William Gaddis, 174-98.

-----. , American Fictions, 1980-2000: Whose America Is It Anyway? Xlibris, 2001.
Gaddis is mentioned throughout, almost more often than any other author, with special attention to A Frolic of His Own on pp. 213-23.

Kiernan, Robert F. “William Gaddis.” In Encyclopedia of World Literature in the 20th Century. Rev. ed. Edited by Leonard S. Klein. New York: Frederick Ungar, 1982. 2:188-89.

Klawans, Stuart. “Out of Print, but Not Forgotten.” Voice Literary Supplement, April 1991, 26. [On R and mostly J R]

Knight, Christopher. “Flemish Art and Wyatt’s Quest for Redemption in William Gaddis’ The Recognitions.” In Kuehl and Moore, In Recognition of William Gaddis, 58-69.

-----. . “William Gaddis’s Carpenter’s Gothic and the Shadow of Late Twain.” Q/W/E/R/T/Y 10 (2000): 109-14.

------. "William Gaddis's Parthian Shot: Social Criticism in the Posthumous Agape Agape and The Rush for Second Place." Critique 49.2 (Winter 2008): 205-20.

Koenig, Peter William. “Recognizing Gaddis’ Recognitions. Contemporary Literature 16 (Winter 1975): 61-72.

-----. David [formerly Peter]. “The Writing of The Recognitions.” In Kuehl and Moore, In Recognition of William Gaddis, 20-31.

Kohn, Robert E. "Buddhist Duality in William Gaddis's Carpenter's Gothic." Critique 45 (2004): 421-32.

-----. "An Addendum to 'Buddhist Duality in William Gaddis's Carpenter's Gothic.'" Critique 46.3 (Spring 2005): 301-2.

----. "Postmodernist Manichean Allegory in William Gaddis's Carpenter's Gothic." Style 40.4 (Winter 2006): 334-45.

Kuehl, John. Alternate Worlds: A Study of Postmodern Antirealistic American Fiction. New York: NYU Press, 1989. 108-11, 136-39, 155-57, 256-62, and passim.

LaCapra, Dominic. “Singed Phoenix and Gift of Tongues: William Gaddis’s The Recognitions.Diacritics l6.4 (Winter 1986): 33-47. Rpt. in his History, Politics, and the Novel. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1987.

Lathrop, Kathleen L. “Comic-Ironic Parallels in William Gaddis’s The Recognitions. Review of Contemporary Fiction 2.2 (Summer 1982): 32-40.

Lauzen, Sarah E. “Gaddis, William (1922- ).” In Postmodern Fiction: A Bio-Bibliographical Guide. Ed. Larry McCaffery. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1986. 373-77.

Lears, Jackson. “A Longing for Stillness: Gaddis and Exley,” in Fables of Abundance: A Cultural History of Advertising in America. New York: Basic Books, 1994. 369-78. [R on 369-74; notes on 471-72]

LeClair, Tom. “William Gaddis, J R, & the Art of Excess.” Modern Fiction Studies 27 (Winter 1981-82): 587-600. Rpt. in his The Art of Excess: Mastery in Contemporary American Fiction. Urbana: Univ. of Illinois Press, 1989. 87-105.

Lemann, Nicholas. “Missed Moorings: American Novelists Lose Touch.” Washington Monthly, February 1986, 43-50. [CG on pp. 46-47, 50]

Leverence, John. “Gaddis Anagnorisis.” Itinerary 3 (Summery 1977): 49-62. Rpt. (somewhat revised) in Kuehl and Moore, In Recognition of William Gaddis, 32-45.

Levine, Michael. “Screenwriting: William Gaddis’s J R.Journal of Narrative Technique 28:1 (1998).  21-42.

Lewicki, Zbigniew. The Bang and the Whimper: Apocalypse and Entropy in American Literature. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1984. 103-8.

Lingan, John. "William Gaddis, the Last Protestant." Quarterly Conversation 14 (November 2008):
http://quarterlycon versation. com/william- gaddis-the- recognitions- j-r

Madden, David. “William Gaddis’s The Recognitions.” In Rediscoveries. Ed. David Madden. New York: Crown, 1971. 291-304.

-----. . “William Gaddis.” In American Novelists Since World War II. Ed. Jeffrey Hellerman and Richard Layman. Dictionary of Literary Biography, vol. 2. Detroit: Gale Research, 1978. 162-70.

-----. . “The Recognitions.” In Reference Guide to American Literature. 2nd ed. Edited by D. L. Kirkpatrick. Chicago and London: St. James Press, 1987. 675-77.

Magome, Kiyoko. "The Player Piano and Musico-Cybernetic Science Fiction
between the 1950s and the 1980s." Extrapolation 45.4 (Winter 2004): 370-87.

Malmgren, Carl D. “William Gaddis’s J R: The Novel of Babel.” Review of Contemporary Fiction 2.2 (Summer 1982): 7-12. Rpt. in his Fictional Space in the Modernist and Postmodernist American Novel. Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 1985. 116-23.

Manus, Elizabeth. “Recognizing Gaddis Uptown.” New York Observer, 17 May 1999, 30.

Martin, Robert A. “The Five Recognitions of William Gaddis.” Notes on Contemporary Literature 15.1 (January 1985): 3-5.

Martín Salván, Paula. " 'All Designed from the Outside': Distorted Communication and Communal Structures in William Gaddis's Carpenter's Gothic." European Journal of English Studies 16.1 (April 2012): 45-55.

Martin, Stephen-Paul. “Vulnerability and Aggression: Characters and Objects in The Recognitions. Review of Contemporary Fiction 2.2 (Summer 1982): 45-50.

Massender, James. “Fields and Forces: Power, Influence, and Electricity in J R.Profils americaines 6 (Autumn 1994): 113-25.

Matanle, Stephen. “Love and Strife in William Gaddis’ J R.” In Kuehl and Moore, In Recognition of William Gaddis, 106-18.

McNamara, Eugene. “The Post-Modern American Novel.” Queen’s Quarterly 69 (Summer 1962): 265-75.

Jameson, Misty L. "The Haunted House of American Fiction: William Gaddis's Carpenter's Gothic." Studies in the Novel 41.3 (Fall 2009): 314-29.

Moody, Rick, ed. “William Gaddis: A Portfolio.” Conjunctions 41 (November 2003): 372-415. Contributions by Moody, Paul Auster & his wife Siri Hustvedt, David Grubbs, Russell Banks, Susan Cheever, Ben Marcus, Mary Caponegro, Steven Moore, Sven Birkerts, Robert Coover, Don DeLillo, Bradford Morrow, Joanna Scott, Rodrigo Fresan, Cynthia Ozick, Maureen Howard, Jonathan Lethem, Edie Meidav, Joseph McElroy, Stewart O'Nan, Carter Scholz, David Shields, Christopher Sorrentino, Joseph Tabbi, and William H. Gass.

Moore, Steven. “Chronological Difficulties in the Novels of William Gaddis.” Critique 22.1 (1980): 79-91.

-----. “William Gaddis: A Selected Bibliography.” Review of Contemporary Fiction 2.2 (Summer 1982): 55-56.

-----.“‘Parallel, Not Series’: Thomas Pynchon and William Gaddis.” Pynchon Notes 11 (February 1983): 6-26.

-----. “Introduction” In Kuehl and Moore, In Recognition of William Gaddis, 1-19.

-----. “Peer Gynt and The Recognitions.” In Kuehl and Moore, In Recognitions of William Gaddis, 81-91.

-----. “Additional Sources for William Gaddis’ The Recognitions.” American Notes & Queries 22 (March/April 1984): 111-14.

-----. “Gaddis, William 1922- : Sidelights.” Contemporary Authors. New Revision Series. Detroit: Gale Research, 1987. 21:148-53.

-----. “Gaddis’s J R.Explicator 47.1 (Fall 1988): 55.

-----. “Sheri Martinelli: Remembering a Modernist Muse.” Anais 16 (1998): 92-102.

-----. “Sheri Martinelli: A Modernist Muse.” Gargoyle 41 (Summer 1998): 28-54.

-----. “Remembering Mr. Gaddis.” Conjunctions on the Web, 27 September 1999, at http://www.conjunctions.com/archive.htm

------. "William Gaddis: The Nobility of Failure." Critique 51.2 (February 2010): 118-20.

Morton, Brian. “Money, Medicine and the Host: The Novels of William Gaddis.” PN Review 52 [13.2] (1986): 47-51.

Murphy, Muriel Oxenberg. Excerpts: From the Unpublished Files of Muriel Oxenberg Murphy. Ed. L. Evan Goss. Xlibris, 2008.

Navasky, Victor S. “Notes on the Underground.” New York Times Book Review, 5 June 1966, 3, 58-59. [2 paras on R as an example of “the pure underground book”]

Nye, Robert. “William Gaddis.” In Contemporary Novelists. Edited by James Vinson. London: St. James Press/New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1972. 443-44; 2nd ed. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1976. 481-83.

O’Donnell, Patrick J. “His Master’s Voice: On William Gaddis’s J R. Postmodern Culture 1.2 (January 1991). Rpt. as “‘His Master’s Voice’: Commodifying Identity in J R,” in his Echo Chambers: Figuring Voice in Modern Narrative (Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1992), 154-84 (notes on 216-19).

-----. “The Reader’s Frolic.” Profils americaines 6 (Autumn 1994): 161-71.

Olderman, Raymond M. “American Fiction 1974-1976: The People Who Fell to Earth.” Contemporary Literature 19.4 (1978): 497-530.

Oriard, Michael. Sporting with the Gods: The Rhetoric of Play and Game in American Culture. Cambridge: Cambridge U P, 1991. J R mentioned on pages 337-52.

Pennebaker, D. A. “Remembering Gaddis.” Conjunctions 33 (Fall 1999): 157-60.

Porsdam, Helle. “American Law and the Search for Cultural Redemption: A Discussion of William Gaddis’s A Frolic of His Own,” in Legally Speaking: Contemporary American Culture and the Law. Amherst: U Massachusetts P, 1999. 192-216.

Posner, Richard A. Law and Literature. Revised and Enlarged Edition. Cambridge: Harvard U P, 1998. 32-37.

Power, Kevin.. "The Provocative Agonies of Faded Heroism: Julian Schnabel and William Gaddis." Julian Schnabel -- Paintings 1978-2003. Ostfildern-Ruit: Hatje Cantz Verlag 2004. (English and German)

Russell, Alison. “Baedeker’s Babel: William Gaddis’s The Recognitions.” In Crossing Boundaries: Postmodern Travel Literature. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2000; London: Palgrave, 2000. 27-49.

Safer, Elaine B. “The Allusive Mode, the Absurd and Black Humor in William Gaddis’s The Recognitions. Studies in American Humor 1.2 (October 1982): 103-18. Rpt. (with additional material) as chap. 6, “Ironic Allusiveness and Satire in William Gaddis’s The Recognitions, in her The Contemporary American Comic Epic: The Novels of Barth, Pynchon, Gaddis, and Kesey. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1988. 111-37.
http://www.compedit.com/therecognitions.htm

-----. “The Novel as Aesthetic Mirror: William Gaddis’s The Recognitions.” Paper delivered at the MLA Convention, 29 December 1985, Chicago.

Salemi, Joseph S. “To Soar in Atonement: Art as Expiation in Gaddis’ The Recognitions.Novel 10 (Winter 1977): 127-36. Rpt. in Kuehl and Moore, In Recognition of William Gaddis, 46-57.

Sawyer, Tom. “False Gold to Forge: The Forger behind Wyatt Gwyon.” Review of Contemporary Fiction 2.2 (Summer 1982): 50-54.

-----. “J R: The Narrative of Entropy.” International Fiction Review 10.2 (Summer 1983): 117-22.

Schneck, Peter. "Dissenting Opinions: William Gaddis and Alan Dershowiz on the Spectacles of Justice," in Folkways and Law Ways: Law in American Studies, Helle Porsdam, editor, Odense: Odense University Press, 2001, pp.139-164.  [JB]

Seelye, John. “Dryad in a Dead Oak Tree: The Incognito in The Recognitions.” In Kuehl and Moore, In Recognition of William Gaddis, 70-80.

Sherry, John. In Recognition: Remembering William Gaddis.Hamptons Country, June 1999, 76-80. (With sidebar testimonials by Bruce Jay Friedman, Robert Emmett Ginna, Jr., Verlyn Klinkenborg, James Salter, and George Stade.)

Sheu, Chingshun J. "When Love Becomes Necessity: The Role of Epiphany in William Gaddis's The Recognitions." Critique 55.3 (May 2014): 237-59.
Text on line here:
http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/jrNJepmfGTCGpbkd68DG/full 

Shockley, Alan. "William Gaddis' Player Piano," 157-72. In his Music in the Words: Musical Form and Counterpoint in the Twentieth-Century Novel. Farnham, UK/Burlington, VT: 2009.

Singer, Alan. “The Dialogic Novel as an Agency of Reflection: The Example of William Gaddis.” In Intertextuality and Contemporary American Fiction. Ed. Patrick O’Donnell and Robert Con Davis. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989, 88-97.

Smith, Dinitia. “Gaddis in the Details.” New York, 3 January 1994, 34-40.

Spillers, Hortense.  "Formalism Comes to Harlem". In Black American Literature Forum. 16.2 (Summer 1982). pp.58-63.

Stark, John. “William Gaddis: Just Recognition.” Hollins Critic 14.2 (April 1977): 1-12.

Stonehill, Brian. “Plagiarizing The Recognitions.” In his The Self-Conscious Novel: Artifice in Fiction from Joyce to Pynchon. Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, 1988. 114-40. (Based on his diss. and his Cont. Lit. rev. of Kuehl & Moore’s IRWG]

Strehle Klemtner, Susan. “‘For a Very Small Audience’: The Fiction of William Gaddis.” Critique 19.3 (1978): 61-73.

-----. [as Susan Strehle]. “Disclosing Time: William Gaddis’s J R.Journal of Narrative Technique 12.1 (Winter 1982): 1-14. Rpt. in Kuehl and Moore, In Recognition of William Gaddis, 119-34.

-----. . “William Gaddis: J R and the Matter of Energy.” In Fiction in the Quantum Universe. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1992. 93-123 (notes on 245-47).

Streitfeld, David. “And the Word Was Made.” Washington Post Book World, 27 November 1994, 15. [On the Washington Univ. religion conference Gaddis attended]

-----. “Fame and ‘Frolic.’” Washington Post Book World, 25 December 1994, 15. [On controversy over A Frolic’s NBA]

Suárez-Galbán, Eugenio. The Last Good Land: Spain in American Literature. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2011. 285-99.

Swann, Charles. “Forging the Old Masters: William Gaddis’s The Recognitions and American Fictions Ancient and Modern.” Essays in Poetics 15.1 (1990): 84 - 104.

Tabbi, Joseph. “The Compositional Self in William Gaddis’ J R.Modern Fiction Studies 35.4 (Winter 1989): 655-71.

-----. “The Cybernetic Metaphor in William Gaddis’s J R.American Notes & Queries (1989?): 147-51.

-----. “The Technology of Quotation: William Gaddis’s J R and Contemporary Media.” Mosaic 28.4 (December 1995): 143-64.

------. "William Gaddis and the Autopoiesis of American Literature." In
The Holodeck in the Garden: Science and Technology in Contemporary American
Fiction
. Ed. Peter Freese and Charles B. Harris. Normal, IL: Dalkey Archive
Press, 2004. 288-309. Rpt. as Science, Technology, and the Humanities in
Recent American Fiction.
Essen: Blaue Eule, 2004.

------. "The Processed Page: Materiality and Consciousness in Print and
Hypertext." In _The Future of the Page._ Ed. Peter Stoicheff and Andrew
Taylor. Toronto: U Toronto P, 2004. 201-30.

Tanner, Tony. City of Words: American Fiction 1950-1970. New York: Harper & Row, 1971. 393-400.

Taylor, Mark C. Confidence Games: Money and Markets in a World without Redemption. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004. 17-25, 191-95, et passim.

-----. Rewiring the Real: In Conversation with William Gaddis, Richard Powers, Mark Danielewski, and Don DeLillo. NY: Columbia University Press, 2013. 12-62, et passim.

Thielemans, Johan. “Gaddis and the Novel of Entropy.” TREMA [Travaux et Recherches sur le Monde Anglophone] 2 (1977): 97-107.

-----. “Art as Redemption of Trash: Bast and Friends in Gaddis’ J R.” Rpt. in Kuehl and Moore, In Recognition of William Gaddis, 135-46.

-----. “The Energy of an Absence: Perfection as Useful Fiction in the Novels of Gaddis and Sorrentino.” In Critical Angles: European Views of Contemporary American Literature. Ed. Marc Chénetier. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1986. 105-24.

-----. “Intricacies of Plot: Some Preliminary Remarks to William Gaddis’s Carpenter’s Gothic.” In Studies in Honour of René Derolez. Ed. A. M. Simon-Vandenbergen. Ghent: Seminarie voor Engelse en Oud-Germaanse Taalkunde R.U.G., 1987.

-----. “Once at Antietam, a Lost Play Recovered: On A Frolic of His Own. Profils americaines 6 (Autumn 1994): 173-84.

Trono, Mario. "Home Invasions: Media Streams, Corporate Veils and Gaddis's Carpenter's Gothic." Q/W/E/R/T/Y 10 (2000): 115-23.

Vanwesenbeeck, Birger. "Art and Community in William Gaddis's The Recognitions. " Mosaic 42.3 (September 2009): 141-56.

Watts, Harold H. “William Gaddis.” In Great Writers of the English Language: Novelists and Prose Writers. Ed. James Vinson. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1979. 2:433-34.

-----. “William Gaddis.” In Reference Guide to American Literature, 2nd ed. Ed. D. L. Kirkpatrick. London & Chicago: St. James Press, 1987. 232-33.

Weisenburger, Steven. “Contra Naturam?: Usury in William Gaddis’s J R.” Genre 13 (Spring 1980): 93-109. Reprinted in Money Talks: Language and Lucre in American Fiction. Ed. Roy R. Male. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1981. 93-109. Rpt. (with revisions) in Weisenburger’s Fables of Subversion: Satire and the American Novel, 1930-1980. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press, 1995.

-----. “Paper Currencies: Reading William Gaddis.” Review of Contemporary Fiction 2.2 (Summer 1982): 12-22. Rpt. in Kuehl and Moore, In Recognition of William Gaddis, 147-61.

Werner, Craig Hansen. “Recognizing Reality, Realizing Responsibility: Joyce, Gaddis, Pynchon.” Chap. 5 of his Paradoxical Resolutions: American Fiction since James Joyce. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1982. 165-81.

Williams, Joy. “Mr. Gaddis.” Conjunctions 33 (Fall 1999): 155-57.

Wilkens, Matthew. "Nothing as He Thought It Would Be: William Gaddis and American Postwar Fiction." Contemporary Literature 51.3 (Fall 2010), 596-628. [Sonia Johnson]

Part 1:
Primary materials

A.
Books by William Gaddis
B. Contributions to Books
C. Contributions to Periodicals
      Harvard Lampoon
      Other periodicals
D. Translations of Gaddis’s Works
      Translated Contributions to Foreign-language Periodicals
E. Interviews and Statements
Part 2:
Secondary materials
A. Books on Gaddis
B. Essays and Chapters of Books
C. Book Reviews
      The Recognitions
      J R
      Carpenter's Gothic
      A Frolic of His Own
      Agapē Agape and The Rush for Second Place
D. Obituaries
E. Dissertations and Theses
F. Foreign Language Criticism
G. Gaddis Web Sites & Pages

C. Book Reviews

The Recognitions

Barkham, John. Saturday Review Syndicate, 1962.

Bass, Milton R. Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, MA), 19 March 1955, 12.

Berger, John. Nation, 30 April 1955, 376-8.

Bloom, Edward A. Providence Journal, 13 March 1955, 6:6.

Bradley, Van Allen. Chicago News, March? 1955.

Burnette, Frances. Baltimore Sun, 13 March 1955, A-14.

Cahoon, Herbert. Library Journal, 13 March 1955, 653.

Cedar Rapids Gazette, 1 May 1955, 3:4.

Chitty, Susan. London Sunday Telegraph, 9 September 1962.

Coldwell, David. Dallas Herald, March? 1955.

Coleman, John. Queen (UK), 11 September 1962.

Conroy, Jack. Chicago Sun-Times, 13 March 1955, 3:4.

Corrington, [John] William. Shreveport Times, 28 August 1955, 2ff.

Cronin, Anthony. Times Literary Supplement, 14 September 1962, 685.

Daniel, John. Spectator, 21 September 1962, 410.

Dawedeit, Glendy. Washington Post & Times Herald, 13 March 1955, E-6.

Demarest, Donald. News Weekly (Mexico City), late 1955? 2b, 4b.

Desbarats, Peter. Montreal Gazette, 23 April 1955, 25.

Dixon, George. Pittsburgh Press, 20 March 1955, 5:8.

Dolbier, Maurice. “The Summing-up in Books for 1955.” Saturday Review, 24 December 1955, 11.

------. New York Herald Tribune, 14 April 1962, 6.

Fremantle, Anne. Commonweal, 15 April 1955, 55-57.

Geismar, Maxwell. Saturday Review, 12 March 1955, 23.

Gill, Brendan. New Yorker, 9 April 1955, 117.

Girson, Rochelle. Saturday Review Syndicate (Florida newspaper), 20 March 1955, 13.

Hartman, Carl. Western Review, Winter 1956, 171-76.

Hayes, E. Nelson. Progressive, June 1955, 40-41.

------. New Haven Register, 22 April 1962.

Hicks, Granville. “Phonies Everywhere.” New York Times Book Review, 13 March 1955, 6.

Highet, Gilbert. Book of the Month Club News, midsummer 1955, 8-9.

Hill, William B. Best Sellers (U of Scranton), 15 April 1955, 13.

Hogan, William. “Recognition for ‘The Recognitions.’” San Francisco Chronicle, 26 April 1962, 41.

Jackson, Joseph Henry. San Francisco Chronicle, 17 March 1955, 23.

Kalem, Theodore E. Time, 14 March 1955, 112, 114.

Kirkus’ Service, 1 February 1955, 93, 94.

Klein, Francis A. St. Louis Globe-Democrat, 13 March 1955, 5-F.

Laycock, Edward A. Boston Globe, 13 March 1955, 72.

Livingston, Myra C. Dallas News, 3 April 1955, 6:8.

Louisville Courier-Journal, 27 March 1955, 3:8.

McAlister, Durwood. Atlanta Journal & Constitution, 13 March 1955, 8-E.

McCarthy, Daniel. Columbus Dispatch, March? 1955.

Morse, Samuel F. Hartford Courant, 27 March 1955, “Magazine,” 18.

Newquist, Roy. Chicago Star (& syndicated in Los Angeles), 13 May 1962.

Newsweek, 14 March 1955, 106-7.

North, Sterling. New York World Telegram & Sun, 10 March 1955, 22.

O’Hearn, Walter. Montreal Star, 19 March 1955, 21.

Parke, Mary Eugenia. Norfolk Virginian-Pilot, 13 March 1955, 3:6.

Powell, Dawn. New York Post, 13 March 1955, 10-M.

Price, Emerson. Cleveland Press, 15 March 1955, 10.

Publishers Weekly, 4 June 1962, 94.
------. 26 January 1970.
------. 27 May 1974, 66.

Ricks, Christopher. New Statesman, 14 September 1962, 330.

Rogers, W. G. “Author of the week.” Associated Press (Amarillo News, Manchester News, New Haven Register, Tacoma News-Tribune [28 March 1955, “Magazine,” 1] Tulsa World, etc). Released for week of 7 March 1955.

------. Associated Press (Amarillo News, Cleveland Plain Dealer [13 March 1955, 56-D], Manchester News, New Haven Register, Tulsa World, etc). Released for 10 March 1955.

------. New York Herald Tribune, 29 July 1962, “Books,” 8."

Rolo, Charles J. Atlantic Monthly, April 1955, 80-81.

Rugoff, Milton. New York Herald Tribune, 13 March 1955, “Book Review,” 6.

Saal, Rollene W. Saturday Review, 19 May 1962, 40.

Sainer, Arthur. Village Voice, 1 November 1962, 11, 14.

Seelye, John D. “Plight of the ‘Neglected Author.’” Berkeley Gazette, 16 March 1962, 11.

Simak, Clifford D. Minneapolis Tribune, 13 March 1955, “Home & Hobby,” 14.

Smith, Harrison. Saturday Review Syndicate (Lewiston [ID] Tribune [13 March 1955, “Society,” 9] San Diego Union, Toledo Blade, Victoria [BC] Colonist, etc.) Released for 12 March 1955.

Snyder, Marjorie B. Boston Herald, 13 March 1955, 1:4.

Stevens, Don. Worcester Telegram, 13 March 1955, D-7.

Stocking, David M. Milwaukee Journal, 6 March 1955, 5:4.

Swados, Harvey. Hudson Review. Autumn 1955, 460-61.

Tanner, Tony. New York Times Book Review, 14 July 1974, 27-28.

Toronto Globe & Mail, April? 1955.

Toynbee, Philip. London Observer Weekend Review, 9 September 1962.

United States Quarterly Book Review (Library of Congress), June 1955, 214-15.

W., B. Nashville Tennesseean, March 1955.

Wagenknecht, Edward. Chicago Tribune, 3 April 1955, 4:5.

Wagner, Charles A. Sunday Mirror, 27 March 1955, 7.

Walters, Raymond, Jr. New York Times Book Review, 8 April 1962, 14.

Wharton, Will. St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 27 March 1955, 4-B.

White, Ellington. Richmond Times-Dispatch. 6 March 1955, F-5.

Wolfe, Peter. “Two Modern Masterpieces.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 23 October 1994. [on Penguin reissues of R and J R]

Wordsworth, Christopher. Manchester Guardian, 14 September 1962.

Yeiser, Frederick. Cincinnati Enquirer, 13 March 1955, 3:6.

J R

Aldridge, John W. “‘The Ongoing Situation.'” Saturday Review, 4 October 1975, 27-30.

Banning, Charles Leslie. “William Gaddis's J R: The Organization of Chaos and the Chaos of Organization.” Paunch 42/43 (December 1975): 153-65.

Banville, John. "Novelist of Swiftian Fury." Hibernia 30th July 1976, p.22.

Booklist 72 (1 November 1975): 347.

Davis, L. J. “Not the American ‘Ulysses,' but Close Enough.” National Observer 14 (11 October 1975): 21.

Doherty, Gail & Paul. “Softcover Selections for Seventy-Seven.” America, 29 January 1977, 81-82.

Dulac, Alicia. Best Sellers 35 (January 1976): 306.

Gardner, John. “Big Deals.” New York Review of Books, 10 June 1976, 35-38, 40. Rpt. in his On Writers and Writing. Menlo Park, CA: Addison-Wesley, 1994. 101-11.

Heller, Amanda. Atlantic Monthly, November 1975, 118.

Kazin, Alfred. “Alfred Kazin on Fiction.” New Republic, 6 December 1975, 18-19. [A survey of the year’s notable fiction, with a mixed reaction to J R.]

Lehmann-Haupt, Christopher. “Unto Us a Child Is Given.” New York Times, 30 October 1975.

Mano, D. Keith. “Gaddis's House Rules.” Bookletter, 2.6 (27 October 1975): 4-5.

Mead, Cliff. “Civilization's Downfall: A Child's Empire Results in Chaos.” Syracuse New Times, 7 December 1975, 22.

Miller, Alicia Metcalf. “It's Gaddis and Great.” Cleveland Plain-Dealer, 9 November 1975, sec. 5, p. 14.

“Millionaires in the Sky.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, [ca. Oct-Nov. 1975]

Minkoff, Bob. “Is Valhalla Burning?” Cornell Daily Sun, 24 October 1975, 4, 12.

Minot, Stephen. “America the Frenzied: Gaddis' ‘Oral Novel.'” Chicago Daily News, [ca. Oct-Nov. 1975]

Morton, Kathyrn. Virginian Pilot

Nordell, Roderick. “Eavesdropping Novel Tests Wits, Stamina.” Christian Science Monitor 68 (12 January 1976): 22.

Prescott, Peter S. "American Sludge." Newsweek, 10 November 1975, 103.

Schaber, Steven C. “J R.” In Masterplots 1976 Annual. Ed. Frank. N. Magill. Englewood Cliffs: Salem Press, 1977. 151-53.

Stade, George. New York Times Book Review, 9 November 1975, 1-2, 50.

Steiner, George. “Crossed Lines.” New Yorker, 26 January 1976, 106-9.

Sullivan, Shirley K. “Gibberish Makes Sense.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 26 October 1975.

Toney, Richard. San Francisco Review of Books, February 1976, 12-13.

Wolff, Geoffrey. “A Disappointing Deluge of Dialogue.” Los Angeles Times Book Review, 16 November 1975, 4.

Carpenter's Gothic

Adams, Phoebe-Lou. Atlantic Monthly, August 1985, 92.

Allen, Bruce. “Gaddis's Dense Satire of Greed Is Often Amusing, Mostly Confusing.” Christian Science Monitor, 17 September 1985, 25-26.

Best Sellers, October 1985, 243.

Boston Globe, 10 August 1986, A12. [Brief note on Penguin paperback, with photo of WG]

Bradbury, Malcolm. “The House That Gaddis Built.” Washington Post Book World, 7 July 1985, 1, 11.

Brosnahan, John. Booklist, 1 May 1985, 1217.

Busch, Frederick. “A Bleak Vision of Gothic America.” Chicago Tribune Book World, 14 July 1985, 28-29.

Cowart, David. Saturday Review, July/August 1985, 69.

Durand, Régis. “The House That Gaddis Built.” American Book Review, September/October 1986, 19.

Eder, Richard. Los Angeles Times Book Review, 14 July 1985, 3, 11.

Gorra, Michael. Hudson Review 38.4 (Winter 1986): 663-64.

Hislop, Andrew. “Wondering Who Owns the Furniture.” Times Literary Supplement, 28 February 1986, 215.

Hughes, Glyn. “Grace and Fate.” New Statesman, 7 March 1986, 26-27.

Iannone, Carol. “Gaddis Recognized.” Commentary 80.6 (December 1985): 62-65. [Also on Penguin reissues of R and J R.]

Jones, D. A. N. “Comprehending Gaddis.” London Review of Books, 6 March 1986, 15-16. [Also on reissues of R and J R]

Kelly, Robert. Conjunctions 8 (1985): 238-42.

Kemp, Peter. “Fearsome Hubbub.” Listener, 13 March 1986, 28-29. [Also on Penguin reissues]

Kennedy, Eugene. “A New Gaddis Novel for the Long Haul.” Chicago Sun-Times, 31 July 1985, 20.

Kirkus Reviews, 15 May 1985, 437.

Koenig, Rhoda. New York, 29 July 1985, 51-52.

Kuehl, John. Review of Contemporary Fiction 6.1 (Spring 1986): 205-8.

Lauzen, Sarah E. Chicago, November 1985, 116-116C.

Lehmann-Haupt, Christopher. New York Times, 3 July 1985, C22.

Lezard, Nicholas. “The Great American Vacancy.” Spectator, 8 March 1986, 27.

Observer, 16 February 1986, 29.

Observer, January 1987. [Short notice of Picador ed.]

O'Connor, Patricia. “New and Noteworthy.” New York Times Book Review, 13 July 1986, 34. [On pap. ed., quoting Ozick]

Osborne, Rosanne. “Carpenter's Gothic.” Magill's Literary Annual: 1986. Edited by Frank N. Magill. Englewood Cliffs: Salem Press, 1986. 1:96-99.

Ozick, Cynthia. “Fakery and Stony Truths.” New York Times Book Review, 7 July 1985 , 1, 18. Rpt. as “William Gaddis and the Scion of Darkness” in her Metaphor & Memory (NY: Knopf, 1989), 16-22.

Prescott, Peter S. “Slouching toward Bethlehem.” Newsweek, 15 July 1985, 64. [Rpt. in his 1986 book of essays & reviews]

Publishers Weekly, 24 May 1985, 63.

¾¾, 16 May 1986, 77 [on paperback rpt.]

Quill & Quire, November 1985, 29.

Rafferty, Terrence. “Postmodern Maladies.” Nation, 16 November 1985, 496.

Riggan, William. World Literature Today 60 (Autumn 1986): 630.

Sheppard, R. Z. “Apocalypse in the Living Room.” Time, 22 July 1985, 68.

Simon, Jeff. “‘Carpenter's Gothic' Proves William Gaddis's Greatness.” Buffalo News, 1985. [also treats Penguin reissues and Kuehl & Moore’s In Recognition of William Gaddis.]

Sperone, Al J. “Mr. Gaddis Builds His Dream House,” Village Voice, 13 August 1985, 43, 45.

St. John, Edward B. Library Journal, July 1985, 93.

Taliaferro, Francis. “From the Outside In.” Wall Street Journal, 26 August 1985, 14.

Toney, Richard. San Francisco Review of Books, Fall/Winter 1985, 8.

Towers, Robert. “Talk Show.” New Republic, 2 September 1985, 30-32.

Ullman, Leslie. “Chaos and Order at Battle in a Splendid 6th Grade Boy.” Kansas City Star [ca. Oct. 1975]

USA Today, 19 July 1985, 7D.

Warren, James Perrin. Southern Humanities Review 21 (Spring 1987): 191-93.

Wolcott, James. “Gaddis-speak.” Vanity Fair, July 1985, 87-88.

A Frolic of His Own

Allen, Brooke. “If the Suit Fits . . .” New Criterion, March 1994, 60-63.

Amdahl, Gary. “Courting Lawyers and Whores.” Hungry Mind Review, Spring 1994, 34, 42-43.

Battersby, Eileen. “Talking up a Storm.” Irish Times, 4 June 1994.

Birkerts, Sven. “Down by Law.” New Republic, 7 February 1994, 27-30.

Bradfield, Scott. “Words-They're the Money of Fools.” [London] Independent, 11 June 1994, 27.

Curwen, Thomas. People, 9 May 1994, [pp.?]

Dirda, Michael. “Caught in the Web of Words.” Washington Post Book World, 23 January 1994, 1, 10.

Eder, Richard. “Trial by Ordeal.” Newsday/Los Angeles Times Book Review, 9 January 1994, 3, 12

Frick, Thomas. “Episcopal Pepsi-Cola.” L.A. Weekly, 25 February-3 March 1994, 37-38.

Friedman, Vanessa V. Entertainment Weekly, 11 February 1994, 51.

Goldstein, Harry. “Jurisprurience.” American Book Review, December-February 1985-86, 10, 27.

Harvard Law Review 108.6 (1995): 1421.

Hooper, Brad. Booklist, 15 November 1993, 580-81.

Jacobs, Eric. “The Law Is an Ass, and So Is the Author.” Spectator, 23 July 1994, 28.

Jones, Malcolm, Jr. “A Legal Lampoon Loses on Appeal.” Newsweek, 17 January 1994, 52.

Kakutani, Michiko. “A Novel's Plot: A Plot to Steal a Plot.” New York Times, 4 January 1994, C20.

Kamine, Mark. “Literary Trials and Tribulations.” New Leader, 17 January 1994, 18-19.

Kemp, Peter. “Letting Loose Mere Anarchy.” [London] Sunday Times, 12 June 1994, 12.

Kirkus Reviews, 1 November 1993, 1348.

Koenig, Rhoda. “William Tells.” New York, 3 January 1994, 61-62.

Klawans, Stuart. “Further Frolics.” Threepenny Review, Summer 1994, 12-13.

Lacayo, Richard. “Speaking in Tongues.” Time, 24 January 1994, 67.

LaHood, Marvin J. World Literature Today 68.4 (Autumn 1994): 812.

Leader, Zachary. “Jarndyce U.S.A.” Times Literary Supplement, 3 June 1994, 22.

McConnell, Frank. “Difficult Visions.” Boston Globe, [date?], B45-?

McGonigle, Thomas. “Men in Suits.” Chicago Tribune, 9 January 1994, “Books,” 3.

Moody, Rick. Details, February 1994, 129.

-----. Spin, December 1994, 118.

Moore, Steven. Review of Contemporary Fiction 14.1 (Spring 1994): 209. Rpt. with additional material as “Reading the Riot Act.” Nation, 25 April 1994, 569-71. [Letters and response: Nation, 6 June 1994, 770.]

New Yorker, 31 January 1994, 89.

Observer. 12 June 1994, 23.

Publishers Weekly, 8 November 1993, 57.

Ravitch, Michael. Yale Review 92.2 (April 2004): 151-63.

Raban, Jonathan. “At Home in Babel.” New York Review of Books, 17 February 1994, 3-4, 6.

St. John, Edward B. Library Journal, January 1994, 159-60.

Towers, Robert. “No Justice, Only the Law.” New York Times Book Review, 9 January 1994, 1, 22.

Walker, Christopher. “All in Order, Thanks.” Observer (London), 27 February 1994, 18.

Weisberg, Robert. “Taking Law Seriously.” Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities 7.2 (1995): 445-55.

Wolfe, Peter. “Law and Order, Justice for None.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 16 January 1994.

Wood, Michael. “So Sue Me.” London Review of Books, 12 May 1994, 20-21.  

Agapē Agape and/or The Rush for Second Place

Allen, Bruce. Review of The Rush for Second Place, Kirkus Reviews, August 15, 2002.

Barry, John. "The Rush for Second Place, Agapē Agape: Two New Books by William Gaddis." City Paper, Baltimore, Volume 26, Number 43, October 23-October 30, 2002, p. 39.

Birkerts, Sven. "Parting Shots." New York Times Book Review, 6 October 2002, p. 15.
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9902E6DA1139F935A35753C1A9649C8B63

Burn, Stephen. "A Tune on the Player Piano." Times Literary Supplement, 10 January 2003, 19.

Bursey, Jeff. "Plaintive Last Act, Full of Jagged Rhythms." Books in Canada: The Canadian Review of Books 32.3 (April 2003): 15-16.

Complete Review: A Literary Saloon & Site of Review.
http://www.complete-review.com/saloon/archive/200212a.htm#az4
posted November 2002.

Czyz, Vincent.Rain Taxi 7.4 (Winter 2002/03): 43.

de Falbe, John. “Shooting the Mechanical Pianist.” Spectator, 18 January 2003, 37.
http://www.spectator.co.uk/bookreview.php3?id=1386

Doll, Ross. Amazon.com. Posted 2 October 2002.

Dempsey, Peter. "Left on the Shelf," Guardian Unlimited.
http://books.guardian.co.uk/departments/generalfiction/story/0,6000,863659,00.html
posted December 2002.

Ervin, Andrew, "Gaddis' Last Gasp Tinged with Scorn," San Francisco Chronicle, 20 October 2002, p. 2.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/chronicle/archive/2002/10/20/RV93190.DTL

Franzen, Jonathan. "Mr. Difficult." New Yorker, 30 September 2002, pp. 100-11. Rpt. in his How to Be Alone. NY: Picador, 2003. 238-69.

Freeman, John. "Echoes of Genius in Gaddis's Late Works." Boston Globe, March 16, 2003..

Henderson, David. Library Journal ????

Hove, Thomas. Review of Contemporary Fiction, Vol. XXIII, No. 1, March 2003.
http://www.centerforbookculture.org/review/bookreviews/03_1/agape.html

Jackson, Rob. "Last Laugh." The Modern Word:
http://www.themodernword.com/reviews/gaddis_agape.html
posted March 2003

Knipfel, Jim. New York Press, 14 December 2002.
http://www.nypress.com/15/50/books/books.cfm

LeClair, Tom. "Will and Testament." Books, November/December 2002, p. 81.

L'Enfant, Claire, Review of Agape Agape, The Pianola Journal, Volume 15, 2003.

Maliszewski, Paul. "Last Words of William Gaddis." Wilson Quarterly, Autumn 2002, pp. 22-30.
http://wwics.si.edu/index.cfm?fuseaction=wq.essay&essay_id=27077

Marshall, Alan, Telegraph on line, filed April 1, 2003.
http://www.arts.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml;?xml=/arts/2003/01/05/bogad06.xml

Moody, Rick. "Roll Playing." Bookforum 9.4 (Winter 2002): 25.

Park, Ed."The Precognitions," VLS: The Village Voice Literary Supplement, October 8, 2002, pp. 74-75.
http://www.villagevoice.com/vls/178/park.shtml

Patterson, Troy. Entertainment Weekly, 1 November 2002, p. 75

Publishers Weekly
. 23 September 2002, p. 48.

Rubin, Merle. "What is art worth in an age of indifference?," Los Angeles Times, 14 October 2002, p. 13.

Seaman, Donna. Booklist 99.2 (15 September 2002): p. 194.

Soutter, John. "A Mechanized Spirit" [rev of AA & RSP]. American Book Review 24.5 (July/August 2003): 7.

Wolfe, Peter. "Gaddis Takes a Failure-phobia Theme and Makes It Succeed." St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 10 November 2002.

Zane, J. Peder, “Life and Art in Short,” Raleigh News Observer, Octorber 13, 2002:
http://www.newsobserver.com/zane/story/1812330p-1810782c.html

Part 1:
Primary materials

A.
Books by William Gaddis
B. Contributions to Books
C. Contributions to Periodicals
      Harvard Lampoon
      Other periodicals
D. Translations of Gaddis’s Works
      Translated Contributions to Foreign-language Periodicals
E. Interviews and Statements
Part 2:
Secondary materials
A. Books on Gaddis
B. Essays and Chapters of Books
C. Book Reviews
      The Recognitions
      J R
      Carpenter's Gothic
      A Frolic of His Own
      Agapē Agape and The Rush for Second Place
D. Obituaries
E. Dissertations and Theses
F. Foreign Language Criticism
G. Gaddis Web Sites & Pages

D. Obituaries

Cimisi, Jerry. “William Gaddis, Literary Icon, ‘Leaves the Scene' in East Hampton.” Dan's Papers, 25 December 1998, 28, 62.

Cryer, Dan. Newsday

Dempsey, Peter. “Eroding the Absolute.” Guardian, 31 December 1998, 17.

Economist, 2-8 January 1999, 75.

Gourevitch, Philip. “Postscript.” New Yorker, 28 December 1998-4 January 1999, 42.

Gussow, Mel. “William Gaddis, 75, Innovative Author of Complex, Demanding Novels, Is Dead.” New York Times, 17 December 1988, C22.

Italie, Hillel. “Fiction Novelist Gaddis Dies.” Associated Press , 18 December 1998.

Ostrowski, Matthew. “William Gaddis: ‘Difficult' Writer.” GoodBye! The Journal of Contemporary Obituaries 14 (Nov.-Dec. 1998): 4.

Romano, Carlin. “William Gaddis: His Legacy on the Line.” Philadelphia Inquirer, 21 December 1998.

Streitfeld, David. “Past Master.” Washington Post Book World, 3 January 1999, 15.

Woo, Elaine. Los Angeles Times, 18 December 1998.

Part 1:
Primary materials

A.
Books by William Gaddis
B. Contributions to Books
C. Contributions to Periodicals
      Harvard Lampoon
      Other periodicals
D. Translations of Gaddis’s Works
      Translated Contributions to Foreign-language Periodicals
E. Interviews and Statements
Part 2:
Secondary materials
A. Books on Gaddis
B. Essays and Chapters of Books
C. Book Reviews
      The Recognitions
      J R
      Carpenter's Gothic
      A Frolic of His Own
      Agapē Agape and The Rush for Second Place
D. Obituaries
E. Dissertations and Theses
F. Foreign Language Criticism
G. Gaddis Web Sites & Pages

E. Dissertations and Theses

Balkun, Mary McAleer. “The American Counterfeit: A Study in Literary Self-Fashioning from the Puritans to Gaddis.” New York University, 1995.

Banning, Charles Leslie. “The Time of Our Time: William Gaddis, John Hawkes and Thomas Pynchon.” SUNY at Buffalo, 1977. (DAI 38: 5471A-72)

Boccia, Michael. “Form, Content and Rhetoric in the Modern Novel: or, What the Hell Is Going on Here Anyway?” Univ. of Nebraska, 1980. (DAI 41:3101)

Buehrer, David Jones. "Fragmented Characterization in the Modern and Postmodern Novel." University of Delaware, 1992.

Busonik, Stephen William, Epistemic "Structuralism in the Postmodern Novel: The Examples of William Gaddis, J.G. Ballard, and Bret Easton Ellis." Ohio State University, 1993.

Braha, Elliot. “Menippean Form in Gravity's Rainbow and in Other Contemporary American Texts.” Columbia University, 1979. (DAI 40:255A-56)

Brown, Arthur Kerr. “The Past as Prologue: A Study of the Allusive Techniques of John Barth and William Gaddis.” University of Delaware, 1989.

Brownson, Robert Charles. “Techniques of Reference, Allusion, and Quotation in Thomas Mann's Doktor Faustus and William Gaddis's The Recognitions.” University of Colorado, 1976. (DAI 37:7733A)

Campbell, Gregor Duncan. “Historical Consciousness in the Fiction of William Gaddis, Thomas Pynchon, and Robert Coover: A Reading of The Recognitions, Gravity’s Rainbow, and The Public Burning.” University of Toronto, 1988.

Comnes, Gregory Aloysius, Jr. “William Gaddis and the Cosmological Novel.” Claremont Graduate School, 1986. (DAI 48:126A)

Cunningham, Don Rodger. “Cabala to Entropy: Existentialist Attitudes and the Gnostic Vision in William Gaddis's The Recognitions and Julio Cortázar’s Rayuela.” Indiana University, 1980. (DAI 41: 236A)

Dewey, Joseph. “In a Dark Time: The Apocalyptic Temper in the American Novel of the Nuclear Age.” Purdue University, 1986. (DAI 48:126A-27)

Dix, Andrew. "Ideology and Utopia in Novels by William Gaddis and Thomas Pynchon." University    of Cambridge, 1995).

Fuchs, Miriam. “‘Persistent Pattern and Significant Form': The Conceptual and Formal Impact of The Waste Land on Selected Anti-Realistic American Novels.” New York University, 1979. (DAI 40:1467A)

Guzlowski, John Zbigniew. “The Assault on Character in the Novels of Thomas Pynchon, John Barth, John Hawkes, and William Gaddis.” Purdue University, 1980. (DAI 41:2604A-5)

Hegarty, George. “Gaddis's Recognitions: The Major Theme.” Drake University, 1978. (DAI 39:4948A)

Johnston, John Harvey. “The Dialogic in William Gaddis's The Recognitions.” Columbia University, 1984. (DAI 46:982A)

Koenig, Peter William. “‘Splinters from the Yew Tree': A Critical Study of William Gaddis's The Recognitions.” New York University, 1971. (DAI 33:1172A)

Levine, Michael Louis, "A Heightened Degree of Messiness. J. R., Nashville, The Dead Father, and the Refusal of Narrative." Rice University, 1996.

Matanle, Stephen Hayward. “Love and Strife in William Gaddis's J R.” American University, 1980. (DAI 41:1058A)

Messinger, David Scott, "Narrative and the Body in John Barth, William Gaddis, and Thomas Pynchon". University of Miami, 1999.

Miller, David Edwin. “Complex Business: Realism and the Study of Businessmen in Four Contemporary Novels.” Duke University, 1982. (DAI 44:169A-70)

Minkoff, Robert L. “Down, Then Out: A Reading of William Gaddis's The Recognitions.” Cornell University, 1976. (DAI 38:1393A)

Moore, Steven. “William Gaddis and the Alchemy of Art: The Intellectual Traditions Behind His Novels.” Rutgers University, 1988.

Morton, Marjorie. “The Orchestration of Chaos: The Context and Structure of the Novels of William Gaddis.” McGill University (Canada), 1981. (DAI 42:1637A)

Paik, Peter Yoonsuk, "The Burning Book: The Epiphany of Renunciation in Modern Literature and Film." Cornell University, 1999.

Palmer, Dexter Clarence, "Arranging Presences in the 20th Century Encyclopedic Narrative." Princeton University 2001.

Ray, William Vincent. “Transformations of Modernist Fictional Technique in the Novels of William Gaddis.” University College (London), 1984.

Simmon, Scott Allan. “The Ulysses Tradition: Open and Closed Form in the Novels of James Joyce, William Gaddis, and Thomas Pynchon.” University of California at Davis, 1979. (DAI 40:5441A)

Soutter, John. “William Gaddis: Systems Novelist.” University of Liverpool, 2001.

Stonehill, Brian. “Art Displaying Art: Self-Consciousness in Novels of Joyce, Nabokov, Gaddis, and Pynchon.” University of Chicago, 1978.

Thomas, Rainer. “‘On the hole business is very good’: William Gaddis’s Rewriting of Novelistic Tradition in J R.” University of Arizona, 1989.

Thompson, Gary Lee. “Fictive Models: Carlyle's Sartor Resartus, Melville's The Confidence-Man, Gaddis's The Recognitions, and Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow.” Rice University, 1979. (DAI 40: 1462A-63)

Werner, Craig Hansen. “Paradoxical Resolutions: James Joyce and Contemporary American Fiction.” University of Illinois at Urbana, 1979. (DAI 40:4593A)

Part 1:
Primary materials

A.
Books by William Gaddis
B. Contributions to Books
C. Contributions to Periodicals
      Harvard Lampoon
      Other periodicals
D. Translations of Gaddis’s Works
      Translated Contributions to Foreign-language Periodicals
E. Interviews and Statements
Part 2:
Secondary materials
A. Books on Gaddis
B. Essays and Chapters of Books
C. Book Reviews
      The Recognitions
      J R
      Carpenter's Gothic
      A Frolic of His Own
      Agapē Agape and The Rush for Second Place
D. Obituaries
E. Dissertations and Theses
F. Foreign Language Criticism
G. Gaddis Web Sites & Pages

F. Foreign Language Criticism

Basiuk, Tomasz. Wielki Gaddis: Realista postmodernistyczny . Poland, 2003.

Berensmeyer, Ingo. "Dämonien der Moderne. Von der Situations-Manipulation zur Management-Simulation: William Gaddis trifft Dostojevskij." Arcadia 38(1), 2003: pp. 154-178. (The Demonics of Modernism. From the manipulation of situations to the simulation of management: William Gaddis meets Dostoevsky)

Bouchouk, Monique. “Un long voyage sur la Terre Vaine: Les Reconnaissances de William Gaddis.” Caliban XII (University of Toulouse-Le Mirail) n.s. 11 (1975): 3-15.

Brunel, Jean-Louis, and Michel Gresset, eds. “William Gaddis.” Profils americaines 6 (Autumn 1994). A book-length French journal devoted to Gaddis’s work. Contributions in English are itemized above; the contributions in French are Brunel and Gresset’s “Présentation” (7-8); Brigitte Félix, “What Laughter Is All About: la part du rire dans les romans de William Gaddis” (19-37); Brunel, “Pas de quartier dans la ville! L’urbanité dans l’œuvre de William Gaddis” (39-61); Jean Lambert, “Notes de traducteur de The Recognitions” (63-71); Jean-François Chassay, “The Sun Also Goes Down: Gaddis contre Hemingway” (73-84); Emmanuelle Ertel, “L'effet de détail dans The Recognitions” (85-95); Michel Imbert, “La vocation spéculative dans J R” (127-47); Gresset, “Le malentendu comme mode de communication dans Carpenter's Gothic” (149-60); and Brunel and Félix, “Bibliographie” (199-210).

Carvalho, Bernardo. "Os neoconservadores da literatura" [Literature's
Neoconservatives]. Folha de Sao Paulo (Brazil), 29 October 2002.

Caspari, Paul. "Onstuitbare woorden stromen: J R van William Gaddis" [Unstoppable Stream of Words: WG’s J R]. De Gids [Amsterdam] 147 (1984): 287-90.

Chénetier, Marc. Au-delà du soupçon: La nouvelle fiction américaine de 1960 à nos jours. Paris: Seuil, 1989. 43-49 (on R), 355-59 (on J R), and passim.

Chevilly, Dominique de. “William Gaddis.” Les Episodes 6 (March 1999): 85-86. [Introduction to a Gaddis section of this journal, pp. 85-116]

Duplay, Mathieu. “L'invention de la page blanche dans The Recognitions de William Gaddis,” Révue Francaise de Litérature Americaine 93, September 2002: 21-29.[AZ]

-----. Duplay, Mathieu. William Gaddis, Carpenter's Gothic : Le Scandale de l'écriture . Ellipses, 2001.

Félix, Brigitte. “Building the Clutter: conversation, dialogue, voix dans J R et Carpenter's Gothic de William Gaddis.” RANAM 21 (1988): 29-39.

-----. “Les Paysages Nécessaires de William Gaddis,” Révue Francaise de Litérature Americaine 106 (4), 2005: 78-95.[AZ]

-----. “Lire William Gaddis.” Les Episodes 6 (March 1999): 97-112.

-----. “Petit Gaddictionnaire: introduction à l'œuvre de William Gaddis.” Europe, May 1990, 109-11.

-----. “The Recognitions de William Gaddis: le ‘carnaval de la répétition.'” GRAAT [Université François Rabelais de Tours] 8 (1991): 157-69.

-----. William Gaddis: L'alchimie de l'écriture. Paris: Belin, 1997.

-----. “William Gaddis: Bibliographie commentée.” Les Episodes 6 (March 1999): 113-16.

Graf, Guido. "Palimpseste der Wirklichkeit. Narrative Strategien in Romanen von William Gaddis und Jan Kjaerstad" ("Palimsests of Reality. Narrative Strategies in the novels of W.G. and Jan Kjaerstad"). Arcadia: Zeitschrift fuer Allgemeine und Vergleichend Literaturwissenschaft 34(1), 1999, p.35-39. [AZ]

Helling, Reinhard. "Haarscharf an der Grammatik vorbei. Deutschland entdeckt einen der wichtigsten amerikanischen Autoren – Werbung für William Gaddis im Literaturhaus" ("By a Hairs Breadth Passing Grammar: Germany Discovers one of America‘s most Important Authors – Publicity for William Gaddis in the Literaturhaus Hamburg"), Die Welt, 6 January 1997, H6 (review) [AZ]

Hintermeier, Hannes. "Späte Wiedergeburt. Der amerikanische Weltliterat William Gaddis über seinen späten Ruhm – und sein spezielles Verhältnis zu Deutschland" ("Late Rebirth. Author of World Literature William Gaddis about his Late Fame – and his Special Relationship to Germany"), Die Woche, 20 June 1997 (interview that does not really live up to the promises of its title)  [AZ]

 Ingendaay, Paul. "Kunst aus dem Geist der Empörung. Über das unentdeckte Romanwerk des Amerikaners William Gaddis" ("Art out of the Spirit of Indignation: the Novels of W.G."), Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung,
3 June 1989, number 126, Bilder und Zeiten. (introductory article on Gaddis) [AZ]

-----. "Zauberer ohne Publikum. Versuch über William Gaddis" ("Magician without an Audience"). Schreibheft. Zeitschrift für Literatur 32, 1989: p. 119-26. (contribution to literary magazine) [AZ]

-----. Die Romane von William Gaddis (The Novels of William Gaddis). Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag, 1993. (book based on his dissertation) [AZ]

-----. "Agent der Veränderung. Ein Gespräch mit William Gaddis" [Agent of Change:
Conversation with William Gaddis]. Rowohlt Literatur Magazin 39 (1997): 64-92. [AZ]

------. "Asche zu Asche. Geld zu Geld. Zur Ankunft von William Gaddis" [Ashes toAshes, Money to Money: Concerning the arrival of William Gaddis in Germany]. Rowohlt Literatur Magazin 39 (1997): 94-102. [AZ]

Lüdke, Martin. "Das Ende ist der Anfang vom Ende: Ein Hörspiel war das letzte Werk des amerikanischen Erzählers William Gaddis," Die Zeit, March 18th 1999. ("The End Is the Beginning of the End," about G's radio play on the Deutschlandfunk). [AZ]

Mifdal, Mohamed. La Satire entre dialectique et déconstruction: La Possibilité de la satire dans le romans de William Gaddis. Editions universitaires européennes, 2011.

Mirkowicz, Tomasz. “Przewodnik po Wiezy Babel.” Literatura na swiecie 150.1 (January 1984): 190-97.

-----. “Nowa powiesc Williama Gaddisa: Samolotowa krucjata?” Literatura na swiecie 178.5 (Summer 1986): 366-71. [rev. of CG]

Miyamoto, Yokichi. “Rainichi shita William Gaddis: Yomu Tanoshisha to Kaku Tanoshisha” [WG Visits Japan: The Pleasures of Reading and Writing]. Eigo Seinen 122 (1 December 1976): 404-6.

Moore, Steven. “William Gaddis: la fascination du labyrinthe.” Magazine littéraire, October 1990, 95-97.

Narasaki, Hiroshi. “William Gaddis no Sagishi Tachi: Modernism to Post-Modernism no Hazama de” [WG and His Confidence Men: Between Modernism and Postmodernism]. Eigo Seinen [Tokyo] 130 (1985): 574-78.

Nentwich, Andreas; Greiner, Ulrich. "Gaddis. Eine Kontroverse über den Roman Die Fälschung der Welt". Pro und Contra., Die Zeit,
21 January 1999, p. 39f. ("Dispute about The Recognitions") (two review, one pro, one contra The Recognitions) [AZ]

Ortheil, Hanns-Josef. "Gerechtigkeit auf Erden. Letztes Gefecht. Die Gaddis-Welt ist die Nina-Ruge-Welt." Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, November 5th 1996, p. L 9 ("Justice on Earth," on Frolic). [AZ]

Petillon, Pierre-Yves. William Gaddis: “Carpenter's Gothic.” Paris: Didier-Érudition, 2001.

Pétillon, Pieree-Yves. “William Gaddis et le babil des ténébres.” Critique 502 (March 1989): 133-53. Rpt. with revisions in his Histoire de la littérature américaine: notre demi-siècle 939-1989. Paris: Fayard, 1992. 200-206, 561-64, 670-75.

Power, Kevin. „The Provocative Agonies of Faded Heroism: Julian Schnabel and William Gaddis“ (English and German [Die provozierenden Agonien eines verblassten Heroismus: Julian Schnabel und William Gaddis]), in: Max Hollein (ed.). Julian Schnabel. Malerei/Paintings 1978-2003 , Ostfildern-Ruit: Hatje Crantz Verlag, 2004: 84-100 [AZ]

Raddatz, Fritz J. "Aus dem Menschenmüll geschröpft. JR und Letzte Instanz; zwei Romane des Zivilisationskritikers, Wortomanen und Dichters William Gaddis", Die Zeit, 27 September 1996, p. 69f. ("Cupped out of human waste") (review of JR and Frolic) [AZ]

Rossmann, Andreas. "Wie man einen unfertigen Wal baut. Zahlen und Zufälle: Zum Todestag von William Gaddis wird in Köln ein Feiertag gestiftet," Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung,
December 16th 1999. ("How to Build an Unfinished Whale," about the 'Gaddis' Day' celebrated each year by the 'Literaturhaus Köln' [since 1999]). [AZ]

Schäfer, Gerd. “Kulissenmetamorphosen oder Menschenkunde in Wörterbüchern. Zum Widerstand der Sprache bei William Gaddis und Philip Roth,“ Kultur & Gespenster 2, Fall 2006: 192-197. [AZ]

Schreibheft
. "Wie JR sich einen Millionär vorstellt" William Gaddis im Gespräch mit Manfred Allié und Eberhard Kreutzer ("JR‘s Idea of a Millionaire":  interview)  Schreibheft. Zeitschrift für Literatur 31, 1988: p. 135-38.
[AZ]

Stingl, Nikolaus. Letzte Instanz - Schwierigkeiten beim Übersetzen von William Gaddis." Der Übersetzer, July-September 1996, 30(III), p. 5-7. (on the difficulties of translating W.G.)
[AZ]

 

G. Gaddis Web Sites & Pages

The Gaddis Annotations, also known as williamgaddis.org (this site)
The genesis and maintenance are described on the About this Gaddis Site page.

Reviews:
Grayson , Erik . "The Gaddis Annotations." Modern Language Studies 35.2
(Fall 2005). 107-109.

William Gaddis Papers
Washington University Libraries Modern Literature Collection
Gaddis carefully collected and stored notes, early drafts, source materials of all sorts, and other papers related to his work. All this, along with his personal library, was acquired by Washington University and are being processed.

William Gaddis pages
at The Modern Word's Scriptorium 
Principally an essay by Tim Conley on the occasion of Gaddis's death, with two essays and links..

William Gaddis
An appealingly idiosyncratic site of ancillary materials by Alan Westrope, including links to German and French Gaddis pages, and Gaddis-related Pynchon material.

William Gaddis: New York State Author 1993-1995
A brief biography with quotations from The Recognitions and J R, and a brief bibliography, in honor of Gaddis's appointment to this position.


 

 

Part 1: Primary materials
A.
Books by William Gaddis
B. Contributions to Books
C. Contributions to Periodicals
      Harvard Lampoon
      Other periodicals
D. Translations of Gaddis’s Works
      Translated Contributions to Foreign-language Periodicals
E. Interviews and Statements
Part 2: Secondary materials
A. Books on Gaddis
B. Essays and Chapters of Books
C. Book Reviews
      The Recognitions
      J R
      Carpenter's Gothic
      A Frolic of His Own
      Agapē Agape and The Rush for Second Place
D. Obituaries
E. Dissertations and Theses
F. Foreign Language Criticism
G. Gaddis Web Sites & Pages
index || introductory & general || site search || Gaddis news
The Recognitions || J R || Carpenter's Gothic || A Frolic of his Own || Agapē Agape

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