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Building off Bloom in Byron the Bulb

Zeroing in on the eight-page story of Byron the Bulb in Gravity’s Rainbow, Harold Bloom’s introduction to Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow: Modern Critical Interpretations renders a portrait of Pynchon’s vision of the American Sublime. Bloom begins by detailing a compiled … Continue reading

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“Crazy Sue” and Amy Sprue

“Her name was Amy Sprue, a family renegade turned Antinomian at age 23 and running mad over the Berkshire countryside, ahead of Crazy Sue Dunham by 200 years, stealing babies, riding cows in the twilight, sacrificing chickens up on Snodd’s … Continue reading

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The Ups and Downs of Slothrop’s Erections

“But if it’s in the air, right here, right now, then the rockets follow from it 100% of the time. No exceptions. When we find it, we’ll have shown again the stone determinacy of everything, of every soul. There will … Continue reading

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