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by William Gaddis

The Strife of the Chase: The Prudence, Procrastination, and Persistence of the American Artist 3

Artists procrastinate. They also persist. What is certain is that we carry ideas around for longer than we know, and part of the artistic venture is unearthing the source.

Devoutly to Be Wished: Karl Ove Knausgaard’s Consummation 6

With astounding single-mindedness (or monomania, if you prefer), Knausgaard has pursued a writing project that both consumes him and sequesters him from life. He’s Ahab, only he’s gone and caught the whale.

A Frolic of My Own: Meeting William Gaddis 4

Mr. William Gaddis had a request for me. Would I be so kind as to review a mock judicial opinion meant to form part of his “novel in the form of a network of lawsuits”? You bet I would!

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