Gaddis, William, 1922-1998.
New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1975
|ISBN:||0394495500 9780394495507 0394731425 9780394731421|
|描述：||725 p. ; 21 cm.|
|責任：||by William Gaddis.|
At the center of this hugely comic tale of "free enterprise" America stands JR--an eleven-year-old capitalist, eagerly following the example of the grasping world around him. Operating through pay phones and post-office money orders, JR inadvertently parlays a shipment of Navy surplus picnic forks, a defaulted bond issue, and a single share of common stock into a vast paper empire embracing timber, mineral and natural gas rights, publishing, and a brewery. At once a novel of epic comedy and a biting satire of the American dream, JR displays the style and extraordinary inventiveness that has made Gaddis one of the most acclaimed writers of our time.