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The Ultimate Sophistication: William Gaddis


William Gaddis was born on December 29 and lived at 79 Horatio Street in New York City.

Here’s a quote from his best known novel:

Stop being so God Damn humble … You know God damn well that … that humility is defiance … simplicity today is sophisticated … simplicity is the ultimate sophistication today.

The Recognitions (1955) by William Gaddis, page 457.


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