By William Gaddis
Winner of the 1976 nationwide publication Award, J R is a biting satire in regards to the many ways during which capitalism twists the yankee spirit into anything risky, but pervasive and unassailable. on the middle of the radical is a hilarious 11 yr old—J R—who with boyish enthusiasm turns a couple of uncomplicated classes in capitalist ideas, coupled with a tender boy's loss of moral sense, right into a gigantic and exploitative paper empire. the result's one of many funniest and most annoying tales ever instructed concerning the corruption of the yankee dream.
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J R by William Gaddis