Category Archives: General Interest

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.

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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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Frankenstein, Dracula and Pynchon

As most of us have learned throughout our reading of this novel, Pynchon is obviously no stranger to allusions, literary or otherwise. In my first post, I briefly touched on a possible allusion to film by connecting the Adenoid to … Continue reading

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The Adenoid and Nazi Germany

“[Pirate] reeled back, in horror, back past the point – such recognitions are not reversible. It was a giant Adenoid. At least as big as St. Paul’s, and growing hour by hour. London, perhaps all England, was in mortal peril!” … 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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