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The Rush for Second Place

(2002)
Essays And Occasional Writings
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William Gaddis published only four novels during his lifetime, but with those works he earned himself a reputation as one of America's greatest novelists. Less well known is Gaddis's body of excellent critical writings. Here is a wide range of his original essays, some published for the first time. From "'Stop Player. Joke No. 4,'" Gaddis's first national publication and the basis for his projected history of the player piano, to the title essay about missed opportunities in America during the past fifty years, to "Old Foes with New Faces," an examination of the relationship between the writer and the problem of religion-this diverse collection displays the power of an autonomous literary intelligence in an age increasingly dominated by political and religious conservatism.


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October 2002 : USA Hardback

Title: Rush for Second Place: Essays and Occasional Writings
Author(s): William Gaddis
ISBN: 1-4177-0458-6 / 978-1-4177-0458-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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December 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Rush for Second Place: Essays and Occasional Writings
Author(s): William Gaddis
ISBN: 1-84354-390-7 / 978-1-84354-390-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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October 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Rush for Second Place: Essays and Occasional Writings
Author(s): William Gaddis
ISBN: 0-14-200238-0 / 978-0-14-200238-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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December 2018 : Audio CD

Title: The Rush for Second Place: Essays and Occasional Writings
Author(s): William Gaddis
ISBN: 1-5414-1436-5 / 978-1-5414-1436-5
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December 2018 : Audio CD

Title: The Rush for Second Place: Essays and Occasional Writings
Author(s): William Gaddis
ISBN: 1-5414-6436-2 / 978-1-5414-6436-0
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Title: The Rush for Second Place: Essays and Occasional Writings
Author(s): William Gaddis
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