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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (1): 197–215.
Published: 01 February 2008
...Henry Veggian © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Thomas Pynchon Against the Day Henry Veggian He [Orwell] was impatient with predictions of the inevitable, he remained confident in the ability of ordinary...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (2): 217–225.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Rob Wilson Inherent Vice continues Thomas Pynchon's interrogation into California as American edge-site perpetually situated on the brink of catastrophe, metamorphosis, or redemption. In his latest novel, Pynchon labors in the time-honored generic trenches of American “hardboiled fiction...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 11–30.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Mark Greif The category of the “big, ambitious novel,” circumscribing works by authors such as Thomas Pynchon, William Gaddis, David Foster Wallace, and William Vollmann, has come to constitute one of the major forms through which postwar U.S. fiction is sorted and evaluated. A history of this form...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 125–143.
Published: 01 May 2009
... is not. On the contrary, many of the writers McCann and Szalay indict—Don DeLillo, Thomas Pynchon, and Toni Morrison, for instance—are as aware of the limits of magical politics as they are, and as committed to a chastened, melioristic model of social struggle. Where the novelists break with McCann and Szalay...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 145–153.
Published: 01 May 2009
... of the spiritual and the political. The fiction of Don DeLillo, Toni Morrison, Michael Ondaatje, Thomas Pynchon, Salman Rushdie, and Robert Stone does not counsel a mystified vision of politics, McClure contends. Rather, it shows the way spiritual attitudes and practices provide valuable resources...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 1–10.
Published: 01 May 2009
... that initiated this dossier was borrowed from the first line of Thomas Pynchon’s novel Gravity’s Rainbow (1973). The sentence evokes the experi- ence of being bombed from the air. It also hints that “experience” may not be quite the right word. The point of the borrowing was to suggest two...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 67–97.
Published: 01 May 2009
...” that populate her friend Damien’s apartment (PR, 3, 5). This seems to me to be an invocation of Pynchon’s dummies in V. (1963). For Pynchon’s “Frankenstein’s- monsterlike” SHROUD (“synthetic human, radiation output determined”) and SHOCK (synthetic human object, casualty kinematics...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (3): 1–5.
Published: 01 August 2012
... psychology and our psychic apparatus are increasingly perceived in terms of information machines, and their eventual connection or merger becomes increasingly thinkable. Kittler’s favorite novel was Gravity’s Rainbow. Like Pynchon, he saw war as the crucible of new technologies and new human...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (3): 97–124.
Published: 01 August 2012
... of an earlier postmodernism typical of writers such as John Barth, Kathy Acker, and Thomas Pynchon, in which writers and narrators revise, recontextualize, and transform actual and imaginary books, offer many examples of the mode. In such works, references to the actual production of books...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 247–248.
Published: 01 February 2015
... University Press, 2014. Ercolino, Stefano. The Maximalist Novel: From Thomas Pynchon’s “Gravity’s Rain- bow” to Roberto Bolaño’s “2666.” New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2014. James, C. L. R. The Life of Captain Cipriani: An Account of British Government in the West Indies. Durham, NC: Duke University...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 247–248.
Published: 01 May 2015
... Consumerism in Contempo- rary American Culture. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2014. boundary 2 42:2 (2015) DOI 10.1215/01903659-2866845 © 2015 by Duke University Press 248 boundary 2 / May 2015 McClintock, Scott, and John Miller, eds. Pynchon’s California. Iowa City: University of Iowa...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 233–235.
Published: 01 May 2009
... media. Sean McCann is professor of English at Wesleyan University. He is the author of A Pinnacle of Feeling: American Literature and Presidential Government. John McClure teaches English at Rutgers University. His most recent book, Partial Faiths: Postsecular Fiction in the Age of Pynchon...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (3): 27–54.
Published: 01 August 2014
..., and especially Thomas Pynchon, all of whom make equal intellectual, if not emotional, demands on their readers. Rather, Wallace is most interesting precisely insofar as we think of him as a strong student of the likes of Pyn- chon and, more generally, as a highly reflexive inhabitant of the system...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (1): 221–223.
Published: 01 February 2008
... and the Debate over Mario Duliani’s The City Without Women” is forthcoming in Literature of Concentration Camps. Currently, he is writing a critical book on the writings of Henry Adams, William Faulkner, and Thomas Pynchon. ...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (1): 267–269.
Published: 01 February 2004
... Matters. New York: Routledge, 2003. Lentricchia, Frank. Lucchesi and The Whale. First paperback ed. Durham, N.C., and London: Duke University Press, 2003. Mattessich, Stefan. Lines of Flight: Discursive Time and Countercultural Desire in the Work of Thomas Pynchon. Durham, N.C., and London: Duke...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (1): 211–215.
Published: 01 February 2009
...: On the Subject of Feminist Alliances. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2008. Scandura, Jani. Down in the Dumps: Place, Modernity, American Depression. Dur- ham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2008. Schaub, Thomas, ed. Approaches to Teaching Pynchon’s “The Crying of Lot 49” and Other Works...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (3): 217–223.
Published: 01 August 2001
... Cultural Studies. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2000. Parkin-Gounelas, Ruth. Literature and Psychoanalysis: Intertextual Readings.New York: Palgrave, 2001. Patell, Cyrus R. K. Negative Liberties: Morrison, Pynchon, and the Problem of Liberal Ideology. Durham, N.C.: Duke University...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (3): 59–86.
Published: 01 August 2013
... canonical postmodernist authors, including Thomas Pynchon and Don DeLillo. See also Shameem Black, Fiction across Borders: Imagining the Lives of Others in Late Twentieth-­ Century Novels (New York: Columbia University Press, 2010). Ecocriticism has also become a powerful framework within which...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (1): 197–205.
Published: 01 February 2007
... “affective bearing, orientation, or ‘set toward’ [or stance visvis] its audience and world” (45), which allows us to recognize, despite differences, texts that belong together in a class, for example, paranoid classics such as Thomas Pynchon’s The Crying of Lot 49 (1964) and Sydney Pollack’s Three...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (2): 195–216.
Published: 01 May 2003
... Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow, motivated to large degree by reflection on Max Weber’s ‘‘iron cage 47 adapted a rare term from Puritan theological discourse to name those who don’t count, who are outside the scheme: the ‘‘preterite those whom God had passed over. Ellison, like Pyn- chon, understands...