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Pynchon’s Rocket Gospel

Joshua Pederson’s The Gospel of Thomas (Pynchon): Abandoning Eschatology in Gravity’s Rainbow arguments challenges the eschatological (things that have to do with final matters such the final Judgment or death) interpretations of Pynchon’s novel. To support his argument, Pederson frequently … Continue reading

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Little Slothrop

Early in the novel there is an episode where Pointsman and Pudding are discussing ethics of the experiment on Slothrop. In this episode it is revealed that as an infant Slothrop was subject to a conditioning experiment conducted by Dr. … Continue reading

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Slothrop’s Paranoia

“He has become obsessed with the idea of a rocket with his name written on it –if they’re really set on getting him (“They” embracing possibilities far far beyond Nazi Germany) that’s the surest way, doesn’t cost them a thing … Continue reading

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A Purpose to Pynchon’s Complicated Writing Style

So after class yesterday, I was thinking about how Gravity’s Rainbow has been a difficult text for everyone thus far. Personally, I’m also frustrated with the novel frequently because I can’t comprehend what is going on. I realized that I am not … Continue reading

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