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The Recognitions

(1955)
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Wyatt Gwyon's desire to forge is not driven by larceny but from love. Exactingly faithful to the spirit and letter of the Flemish masters, he produces uncannily accurate 'originals' - pictures the painters themselves might have envied. In an age of counterfeit emotion and taste, the real and fake have become indistinguishable; yet Gwyon's forgeries reflect a truth that others cannot touch - cannot even recognize. Contemporary life collapses the distinction between the 'real' and the 'virtual' world, and Gaddis' novel pre-empts our common obsessions by almost half a century. This novel tackles the blurring of perceptual boundaries, The Matrix and Bladerunner pale in comparison to this epic novel.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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April 1995 : USA Hardback

Title: The Recognitions
Author(s): William Gaddis
ISBN: 0-8446-6740-4 / 978-0-8446-6740-9 (USA edition)
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June 1978 : UK Hardback

Title: Recognitions.
Author(s): Evan Jones
ISBN: 0-08-032861-X / 978-0-08-032861-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Australian Natl Univ Pr
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1978 : Australia Hardback

Title: Recognitions
Author(s): Evan Jones
ISBN: 0-7081-0338-3 / 978-0-7081-0338-8 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Australian National University Press
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December 1962 : UK Hardback

Title: The Recognitions
Author(s): William Gaddis
ISBN: 0-261-61741-9 / 978-0-261-61741-4 (UK edition)
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June 1955 : USA Hardback
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Title: Recognitions
Author(s): William Gaddis
ISBN: 0-15-175971-5 / 978-0-15-175971-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harcourt
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February 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Recognitions (American Literature (Dalkey Archive))
Author(s): William Gaddis
ISBN: 1-56478-691-9 / 978-1-56478-691-3 (USA edition)
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October 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Recognitions
Author(s): William Gaddis
ISBN: 1-84354-166-1 / 978-1-84354-166-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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May 1993 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Recognitions (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics S.)
Author(s): William Gaddis, William Gass
ISBN: 0-14-018708-1 / 978-0-14-018708-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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July 1985 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Recognitions
Author(s): William Gaddis
ISBN: 0-14-007768-5 / 978-0-14-007768-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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June 1974 : USA Paperback
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Title: Recognitions
Author(s): William Gaddis
ISBN: 0-380-00030-X / 978-0-380-00030-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon Books
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Title: The Recognitions (American Literature (Dalkey Archive))
Author(s): William Gaddis
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