Search Results for Thomas Pynchon
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American Literature (1 June 2019) 91 (2): 385–416.
Published: 01 June 2019
... neither modernist nor postmodernist. This literalism emerges as an aesthetic in the earthworks and writings of Michael Heizer and Robert Smithson and is isolated as a cultural logic by Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow (1973). Backed by the rise of cybernetics, this literalism reconfigures the...
American Literature (1 September 2002) 74 (3): 668–670.
Published: 01 September 2002
... opening of chapter 1 is brilliant: a description (drawing on David Stan- nard, Gordon Geddes, and Thomas Davis) of the 1712 funeral procession of David Dewey, with Edward Taylor oﬃciating and reading his elegy for Dewey. A discussion of Benjamin Franklin’s Silence Dogood parody of the formu- laic...
American Literature (1 September 2003) 75 (3): 668–670.
Published: 01 September 2003
... play a crucial role in the narratological eﬀects of paranoia because ‘‘others’’ (such as the female paranoid, Oedipa, in Thomas Pynchon’s TheCryingof Lot 49) wait outside history and historical discourse, in liminality. A symp...
American Literature (1 June 2006) 78 (2): 391–393.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Jené Schoenfeld 2006 American Racist: The Life and Films of Thomas Dixon . By Anthony Slide. Lexington: Univ. Press of Kentucky. 2004. x, 264 pp. $35.00. The Sins of the Father: A Romance of the South . By Thomas Dixon. Lexington: Univ. Press of Kentucky. 2004. xxx, 316 pp...
American Literature (1 December 2009) 81 (4): 844–847.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Steven Belletto © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 Civic Myths: A Law-and-Literature Approach to Citizenship . By Brook Thomas. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press. 2007. xiii, 298 pp. Cloth, $59.95; paper, $21.95. A Pinnacle of Feeling: American Literature and...
American Literature (1 December 2012) 84 (4): 891–893.
Published: 01 December 2012
... themselves. Many essays put the aesthetic phenomena in relation to social and cultural history (Robert Lowell and Pynchon on war, Hurston on Brown v. Board, the American Artists’ Congress, what prompted the Nuyorican poets), but also to other media and aesthetic movements: word to performed and...
American Literature (1 September 2002) 74 (3): 660–662.
Published: 01 September 2002
...Thomas B. Byers By John Parris Springer. Norman: Univ. of Oklahoma Press. 2000. xvi, 319 pp. Cloth, $39.95; paper, $19.95. 2002 Book Reviews The American Puritan Elegy: A Literary and Cultural Study. By Jeffrey A. Hammond. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press. 2000. xv, 264 pp. $59.95...
American Literature (1 June 2002) 74 (2): 410–411.
Published: 01 June 2002
... postmodern sensibility of the decentered, self-conscious human subject through nuanced readings of two novels not typically read as travel narratives—William Gaddis’s The Rec- ognitions and Thomas Pynchon’s V—and through four works of nonﬁction travel writing by Bruce Chatwin, Al Logan Slagle, William...
American Literature (1 March 2019) 91 (1): 224–226.
Published: 01 March 2019
...: apothegms and dicta, wise sayings, sardonic maxims, and the summons, among others. Letzler’s project is much more strident in tone and, though among the authors he covers are a number of contemporary Americans—William Gaddis, Thomas Pynchon, Don DeLillo, David Foster Wallace—who have received no shortage of...
American Literature (1 March 2005) 77 (1): 202–203.
Published: 01 March 2005
... was lacking in earlier texts can be found in works by Thomas Pynchon, Anna Deavere Smith, and Cormac McCarthy. And is literary groundbreaking the only criterion for making it into the canon? Lewis takes it for granted that canonization occurs for one or two reasons, but he never examines the...
American Literature (1 September 2015) 87 (3): 611–613.
Published: 01 September 2015
... neglected by current scholarship, of this austere philosophy on American fiction written by Flannery O’Connor, John Barth, Saul Bellow, and Thomas Pynchon on the threshold of postmod- ernism, LeMahieu carefully builds his case by scouring letters, notes, and dis...
American Literature (1 June 2016) 88 (2): 405–407.
Published: 01 June 2016
... to examine media relations, Punday reads novels as their own form of media theory, or narrative enactments of complex theses on contemporary media interactions. Focusing on readings of novels by authors including Thomas Pynchon, Toni Cade Bambara, Maxine Hong Kingston, and several others, Punday...
American Literature (1 September 2018) 90 (3): 664–666.
Published: 01 September 2018
...), Ralph Ellison (chapter 3), Thomas Pynchon (chapter 4), John Barth (chapter 5), and Maxine Hong Kingston (chapter 6). The one-novel-per-chapter format can be limiting at times, but Matthews finds something new to say about much-studied titles by reading reading within them. The final chapter shows how...
American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 204–206.
Published: 01 March 2014
... tracks the ways indeterminacy plays out in the texts of Don DeLillo, Joan Didion, and Thomas Pynchon. He argues that behind their “postmodern consciousness” (7) is the foundational influence of quantum theory. “We can see the similarity,” he writes, “between Derrida’s vision and the quantum world...
American Literature (1 September 2017) 89 (3): 644–646.
Published: 01 September 2017
..., Moraru’s method shows its postmodern affinities in its debt to DeLillo, Gilles Deleuze, Thomas Pynchon, and others; in its familiar criticism of holistic models; and in its call for a method of reading that relentlessly attends to particular differences. However, within this paradigm, Moraru offers nuanced...
American Literature (1 June 2003) 75 (2): 447–449.
Published: 01 June 2003
... writers including Robert Coover, Thomas Pynchon, Jeanette Winterson, Charles Johnson, William Vollman, Steve Erikson, and Simon Schama. Elias argues that postmodern techniques of representing the historical past...
American Literature (1 September 2016) 88 (3): 641–644.
Published: 01 September 2016
...” (23). In chapters dealing successively with William Burroughs, Thomas Pynchon, and J. G. Ballard, Breu explores key features of late capitalist biopolitics: the exploitation of fleshly bodies (Burroughs), the coloniality of violence (Pynchon), and the blurring of subject and object, body and...
American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 853–861.
Published: 01 December 2014
..., $24.95. Herman and Weisenburger seek to situate Thomas Pynchon’s novel in the context of conversations about domination and freedom in the “Long Sixties,” 858 American Literature especially in the work of theorists such as Erich Fromm, Herbert Marcuse, Norman O. Brown, Hannah Arendt, and...
American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 445–458.
Published: 01 June 2001
... LITERATURE 73:2 / sheet 225 of 232 well examines the representation of the violent oppression of women in a few late-twentieth-century texts. Focusing on Donald Barthelme, Joan Didion, Thomas Pynchon, and Toni Morrison, she critiques the silenced...
American Literature (1 September 2018) 90 (3): 657–660.
Published: 01 September 2018
..., Kerouac, Joan Didion, William S. Burroughs, Thomas Pynchon, and Ralph Ellison in conversation with modernist and postmodernist artworks as well as the sociological thought of Bruno Latour and Erving Goffman, Alworth finds that sites are, following Latour’s actor-network theory, “vibrant assemblages of...