The Recognitions

The Recognitions

A Novel

Book - 1955 | 1st ed
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A novel of forgery, emotional and spiritual, as well as actual, with background ranging from New York and New England to a monastery outside Madrid.
Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace [1955]
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780140187083
Branch Call Number: x
Characteristics: 956 p. 23 cm


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Jun 21, 2012

The theme of The Recognitions is the many forgeries and frauds perpetrated in art, religion, business and relationships. Written in a style unlike any other book and heavy with esoteric references it’s a difficult but rewarding book to tackle, filled with revelations and extremely humorous.


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Kristin_M_M Dec 31, 2015

"The streets were filling with people whose work was not their own. They poured out, like buttons from a host of common ladles, though some were of pressed paper, some ivory, some horn, and synthetic pearl, to be put in place, to break, or fall off lost, rolling into gutters and dark corners where no Omnipotent Hand could reach them, no Omniscient Eye see them; to be replaced, seaming up the habits of this monster they clothed with their lives."


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