Mark Binelli

  • J R Redux

    “The original ‘J R’ burst on the scene in a novel in 1975, an unkempt 11-year-old whose penny stock and defaulted bond operations blossomed into a vast and perilous financial empire through his simple creed of ‘get all you can’ by obeying the letter of the law and evading its spirit at every turn. What has become of him in the 12 years since? The scene is a recent Congressional hearing on the Federal budget.”

    —William Gaddis, “Trickle-Up Economics: J R Goes to Washington,” the New York Times, October 25, 1987

    WITH APOLOGIES TO W G, and in honor of a handsome new Dalkey Archive Press reissue