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 ...Show synopsisThe 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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Description:New. Ships From Canada. New in new dust jacket. Glued binding....New. Ships From Canada. New in new dust jacket. Glued binding. Paper over boards. With dust jacket. 128 p. Audience: General/trade. Book Description The late William Gaddis wrote four novels during his lifetime, immense and complex books that helped inaugurate a new movement in American letters. Now comes his final work of fiction, a subtle, concentrated culmination of his art and ideas. For more than fifty years Gaddis collected notes for a book about the mechanization of the arts, told via a social history of the player piano in America. In the years before his death in 1998, he distilled the whole mass into a fiction, a dramatic monologue by an elderly man with a terminal illness. This "'"man in the bed"'" lies dying, thinking anxiously about the book he still plans to write, grumbling about the deterioration of civilization and trying to explain his obsession to the world before he passes away or goes mad. Agape-Agape continues Gaddis's career-long reflection via the form of the novel o.
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