Author Archives: Bradley J. Fest

About Bradley J. Fest

Bradley J. Fest is assistant professor of English at Hartwick College. He is the author of two books of poetry, The Rocking Chair (Blue Sketch, 2015) and The Shape of Things (Salò, 2017), and has published a number of essays on contemporary literature and culture. He blogs at The Hyperarchival Parallax.

An Illustrated Gravity’s Rainbow

In the comments to one of the posts Christina expressed a desire for illustrations of the novel. So I give you Zak Smith’s Illustrations for Each Page of Gravity’s Rainbow. And a sample below. Enjoy. Advertisements

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Another Pynchon Resource

Doing some research of my own, I just stumbled across Vheissu, another site dedicated to the work of Thomas Pynchon. The page dedicated to Gravity’s Rainbow also looks quite useful, and there is also a complete bibliography of secondary sources … Continue reading

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Background on Thomas Pynchon

I am eagerly anticipating our discussion of Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow today. I am truly excited to have the wonderful and immensely pleasurable opportunity to read this incredible novel with all of you over the next eight weeks or so. … Continue reading

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For Your Amusement

Someone just showed this to me and I couldn’t resist posting it for your enjoyment. The video below comes from Thug Notes: Classical Literature, Original Gangster, which puts up a weekly video discussing and analyzing famous literary works, narrated by … Continue reading

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Social Media and Authenticity

And because today we will be looking at constructions of the “truth” in Friedrich Nietzsche‘s “On Truth Lying in a Nonmoral Sense,” you might want to check out “Games of Truth” by Rob Horning at The New Inquiry, an article … Continue reading

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A Global History of the Crackdown on Ivory

I ran across this pretty interesting article this morning that discusses the global crackdown on ivory. Written by Svati Kirsten Narula and appearing in The Atlantic, “Crash and Burn: A History of the Global Crackdown on Ivory” details how many … Continue reading

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Welcome to Introduction to Critical Reading

Welcome to the course weblog for Introduction to Critical Reading. This is a space for us to collectively construct, a site of further exploration and discussion, a place to pursue avenues outside of the purview of the physical classroom. So, … Continue reading

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