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Child of God Cormac McCarthy UK first edition cover from 1975

A Frolic of His Own by William Gaddis  1994 National Book Award for Fiction  With dazzling wit, William Gaddis brings his unmatched powers of observation and satirical sensibilities to bear on the American legal system. A Frolic of His Own is a tour de force. It is a profound entertainment. It is scalding and Swiftian . . . darkly hilarious.  Book Location:Law Library (PS3557.A28 F76 1994) #AwardWinningReads

1994 - A Frolic of His Own by 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.

William Gaddis -   American novelist. The first and longest of his five novels, The Recognitions, was named one of TIME magazine's 100 best novels from 1923 to 2005.

William Gaddis - American novelist. The first and longest of his five novels, The Recognitions, was named one of TIME magazine's 100 best novels from 1923 to 2005.

Chimera (John Barth novel):  Postmodern

Chimera (John Barth novel): Postmodern

John Barth - 'Chimera' (1972)

Chimera (John Barth, Design by George Giusti

Charming Billy: A Novel by Alice McDermott

Charming Billy: A Novel by Alice McDermott

Sabbath's Theater - Philip Roth. I used to read a lot of books on the bus before I started driving to work -- I put this book inside my newspaper and pretended I was reading the paper. I found the book to be both hilarious and deeply embarrassing. Like all of Roth's books, a tour de force, amazing.

main character is amazingly messed up. all around awesome read.

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