Tag Archives: Pynchon

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 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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Jessica’s Expression

Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow is chock-full of dozens of references to history, pop culture, science, etc. So for our blog assignment it was difficult to choose just one reference to focus on. For my main post, I decided to go with … Continue reading

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Pynchon’s Representation of Reality and the Supernatural

“‘Here, fellow,’ coaxes Roger.  ‘Nice bottle of ether here for you,’ opening the flask, waving it in the cellar entrance, then switching on his beam.  Dog looks up out of an old rusted pram, bobbing black shadows, tongue hanging, utter … Continue reading

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