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frolic of his own

William Gaddis

frolic of his own

by William Gaddis

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Published by Viking in London .
Written in English


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StatementWilliam Gaddis.
The Physical Object
Pagination586p. ;
Number of Pages586
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22266544M
ISBN 100670855537

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Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. With the publication of the Recognitions inWilliam Ga /5(). Perhaps William Gaddis' most accessible novel--though a dense and imposing book--A Frolic of His Own is a masterful work that mocks the folly of a litigious story centers around Frolic of his own book Crease, the grandson of a Confederate soldier who avoided a deadly battle by invoking a legal clause that allowed him to hire a substitute and who later became a Supreme Court judge/5(34).

The author of Carpenter's Gothic (and winner of a Lannan Award) takes a brash, entertaining swipe at the legal profession in his fourth novel.

Oscar Crease is a quiet, middle-aged history professor whose father and grandfather were both high-ranking judges. The story begins as Oscar contemplates two lawsuits: one against the Japanese manufacturer of /5(4). Buy a cheap copy of A Frolic of His Own book by William Gaddis.

Perhaps William Gaddis most accessible novel--though a dense and imposing book--A Frolic of His Own is a masterful work that mocks the folly of a litigious Free shipping over $Cited by: Greed and its destruction of independent authenticity is Gaddis's best subject, and with it here he has essentially rewritten his masterpiece, JR ()—not so much with business as the focus (as in that earlier book) but with lawyers.

A ne'er-do-well college instructor, Oscar Crease, has written a long, sludgy philosophical Civil War play that he once sent off desperately to a TV producer Author: William Gaddis. National Book Foundation > Books > A Frolic of His Own. A Frolic of His Own Winner, National Book Awards for Fiction.

ISBN Scribner | Simon & Schuster. William Gaddis. More about this author > Get This. A Frolic of His Own Overview. Lawsuits abound as William Gaddis explores a society in which litigation is the “norm” in A Frolic of His Own. Oscar Crease, history teacher and plagiarized playwright, is fighting multiple lawsuits at one time and he isn't the only one.

A Frolic of His Own is a postmodern novel by American author William Gaddis. Told largely through dialogue, stream-of-consciousness monologue, and interpolated texts, A Frolic of His Own follows Long Island college professor and playwright Oscar Crease as he becomes embroiled in an ever-growing list of lawsuits, including one against himself.

A Frolic of His Own William Gaddis, Author Poseidon Press $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author. OTHER BOOKS. AGAP AGAPE; THE RUSH FOR SECOND PLACE: Buy this book. Get this from a library. A frolic of his own: a novel. [William Gaddis] -- With the publication of the Recognitions inWilliam Gaddis was hailed as the American heir to James Joyce.

His two subsequent novels, J R (winner of the National Book Award) and Carpenter's. A Frolic of His Own follows the legal entanglements of a plagiarized playwright, Oscar Crease, along with his quirky federal judge father, hapless girlfriend, Lily, controlling stepsister, Christina, overworked but affable corporate lawyer, brother-in-law, Harry, and assorted advocates, agents, artists and clergymen who are all looking out for their own best interests.

A Frolic of His Own is a novel by William Gaddis. Published in by Poseidon Press, A Frolic of His Own was Gaddis's fourth novel. It received the American Book Award and the National Book Award in The title comes from the decision in. Get this from a library. A frolic of his own.

[William Gaddis] -- A satirically jaundiced view of modern law and justice chronicles the fortunes of Oscar Crease, a middle-aged college instructor and playwright, as he sues a Hollywood producer for pirating a play.

In judgments dating back more than years, judges have used the expression a “frolic of his own” to describe acts which are considered to be.

Half the size of The Recognitions or JR, funnier and certainly sunnier than Carpenter’s Gothic, this was his most appealing book. When I last reported on A Frolic of His Own, I was stuck on page I've now made it to page It's still slow going and I don't pick up the book very often. No Justice, Only the Law Date: January 9,Sunday, Late Edition - Final Byline: By Robert Towers; Lead: A FROLIC OF HIS OWN By William Gaddis.

York: Poseidon Press. $ Text: WILLIAM GADDIS is the formidably talented writer whose work -- until "A Frolic of His Own" -- has been, I suspect, more likely to intimidate or repel his readers than to lure them.

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A Frolic Of His Own is William Gaddis' second National Book Award winner and the most fun of his four novels. The appellate opinions are hilarious, and the absurd legal situations, and the jockeying for and changing of positions by the various characters and entities, combine to form an almost believable parody of our legal system.5/5(1).A Frolic of His Own pp.

Annotations by Steven Moore except as [noted]. Page references are to the current Scribner softcover edition. References in parentheses are to first US edition (Poseidon Press) and to U.K.

editions. A Frolic of His Own index annotations for softcover (hardcover & UK) pages. ‎A dazzling fourth novel by the author of The Recognitions, Carpenter’s Gothic, and JR uses his considerable powers of observation and satirical sensibilities to take on the American legal system.5/5(1).