Tag Archives: Gravity’s Rainbow

All the Pynchonian World’s a Stage

Gabriele Schwab’s article, Creative Paranoia and Frost Patterns of White Words, centrally focuses on the idea that trying to make sense of historical occurrences in a conventional and streamlined manner retrospectively leaves out something that Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow successfully … Continue reading

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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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The Ultimate Modern Experience

Tony Tanner’s argument in his critical essay “Gravity’s Rainbow: An Experience in Modern Reading” explores the parallels between reading the novel and the modern day reality of the reader. In the opening paragraphs of his essay, he discusses Pynchon’s use … Continue reading

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GR Character Map

This is the link to the character map I’ve been using to keep the main characters/events in GR straight in my mind!  You can also access the chart on the homepage of the GR Wiki (it’s item 4 in the … 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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