Category Archives: Gravity’s Rainbow

The Cinematic Imagination

Antonio Marquez –The Cinematic Imagination in Thomas Pynchon’s “Gravity’s Rainbow” Film techniques have swept into the realms of novels, “revolutionizing” writing and the writer’s craft. Antonio Marquez points out that in 1922 Ulysses spawned the age of using cinematic imagination … Continue reading

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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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Death Battle: Marx vs. Manchu

At some point, apparently on a whim, though how can a fellow be sure, Slothrop decides to raise a mustache. Last mustache he had was at age 13, he sent away to that Johnson Smith for a whole Mustache Kit, … Continue reading

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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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Fire of Paradise

Even an hour later, the Meggezone still lingers, a mint ghost in the air. Slothrop lies with Darlene, the Disgusting English Candy Drill a thing of the past, his groin now against her warm bottom. The one candy he did … 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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