J R is a chaos of...

J R is a chaos of disconnections, a blizzard of noise. All the passages of narrative and description together would not add up to fifty of the book’s over seven hundred pages. The rest is talk: conversation, monologue, harangue; voices on telephones, intercoms, radios, TV, sound tracks; the slang of schoolchildren and hipsters; the doublequackduckspeak of commissars, of law, science, business, PR, and education; the broken poetry of drunkenness and nervous breakdown–all interrupting each other.
—Lee Konstantinou on William Gaddis’s JR in the LA Review of Books. Its time to #OccupyGaddis

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