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Agape Agape

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The word agape comes from the Greek and refers to a love that is spiritual in nature. The unnamed narrator of William Gaddis's last, powerfully memorable novel lies dying in bed, as its author did, gaping in wonder and amazement at our lost capacity for sacred passion. As he looks back over his life, raging and obsessing, he thoughts range widely, from the history of the piano, to the role of the artist, to our declining values. Innovative and troubling, Agape Agape is a brilliant, all-too-brief, testament to its dazzling author, now firmly established as one of the twentieth century's great novelists. Hide synopsis

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