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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 93–99.
Published: 01 May 2010
... resisting these two positions, the essay turns to Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow as a novelistic meditation on the target ontologized—that is, on the emergence of a world in which to be is ostensibly to be seen through crosshairs. Although Pynchon's novel at once implicates itself and schools its reader...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 332–336.
Published: 01 August 2009
... ambivalent about the threat or promise of what Perry Anderson has called “the revolutionary horizon” visible at the turn into the twentieth century. In a contemporary, postmodern, historical novel such as Thomas Pynchon's Against the Day , history is what Pynchon calls “time's pathology”—a pathology whose...
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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): 357–360.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Samuel Cohen JOHN A. McCLURE, Partial Faiths: Postsecular Fiction in the Age of Pynchon and Morrison (Athens: U of Georgia P, 2007), pp. 209, cloth, $59.95, paper, $22.95. © 2010 by Novel, Inc. 2010 Works Cited McClure , John A. “Postmodern/Post-Secular: Contemporary Fiction...
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Novel (1 November 2015) 48 (3): 495–498.
Published: 01 November 2015
... reading of Thomas Pynchon's V . He argues that both Mondaugen's travels in German Southwest Africa and Benny Profane's improbable, slapstick injuries function as critiques of totalitarian design. Citing Hannah Arendt's The Origins of Totalitarianism , Belletto shows that Pynchon viewed European...
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Novel (1 November 2014) 47 (3): 465–468.
Published: 01 November 2014
... about the nature of violence that have, in American postmodern fiction, been elevated to the level of common sense. In readings of Thomas Pynchon, Norman Mailer, Margaret Atwood, Don DeLillo, and Phillip Roth, she demonstrates how all these novelists reproduce the idea ‘‘that violence brings us into...
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Novel (1 November 2016) 49 (3): 519–522.
Published: 01 November 2016
... . Le Clair Tom . The Art of Excess: Mastery in Contemporary American Fiction . Urbana : U of Illinois P , 1989 . Mendelson Edward . “ Encyclopedic Narrative: From Dante to Pynchon .” MLN 91 . 6 ( 1976 ): 1267 – 75 . Mendelson Edward . “ Gravity’s Rainbow .” Mindful...
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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): 336–339.
Published: 01 August 2010
... cartographic encounters of Herman Mel- ville in Moby-Dick, James Joyce in Ulysses, and Thomas Pynchon in Gravity’s Rainbow. Read- ing them against each other allows Bulson to provide a major contribution to the cultural history of the novel. Each author was an avid map reader whose global imaginings relied...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 349–354.
Published: 01 August 2009
... Oppression Jane Elliott In one of the stranger moments in Thomas Pynchon’s 1990 novel Vineland, a female ninja named Darryl Louise is kidnapped from America and taken to Japan, where it seems she is to be sold as a sex slave at an auction. While it soon becomes clear that her “sale” is a sham, a...
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Novel (1 August 2003) 36 (2): 267–269.
Published: 01 August 2003
... the three chapters devoted to three novels and/or films, O'Donnell is more sympathetic to some projects than others. On the one hand, of the narratives he considers, Pynchon's The Crying ofLot 49, Kathy Acker's Empire of the Senseless, and DeLillo's Underworld seem the most simpatico to...
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Novel (1 November 2016) 49 (3): 534–536.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Mathias Nilges In The Underside of Politics , Sorin Radu Cucu argues that we can understand the work of a range of American and Eastern European authors, including Thomas Pynchon, Robert Coover, Philip Roth, Milan Kundera, D. R. Popescu, and Danilo Kiš, as exercises in contemporaneity. This may...
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Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): 521–524.
Published: 01 November 2011
... premodern societies. In The House of the Seven Gables, for example, Hepzibah Pynchon’s poverty has forced her to turn her ancient dwelling into a site of modern commerce and a sign of her socially traumatized present, but the larger story of Salem’s modernity also concerns its persistent haunting by...
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Novel (1 May 2016) 49 (1): 158–161.
Published: 01 May 2016
... politics, it is difficult to argue that authors like Didion, Thomas Pynchon, and Don DeLillo were neither explicitly political nor international in their focus, and the effort to distinguish a newer body of writing from their work may account for Irr's oddly narrow reading of the Zone and counterforce...
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Novel (1 May 2015) 48 (1): 148–150.
Published: 01 May 2015
... quantum physics. Within the limits of his methodology, which are significant, Coale provides good readings of several postmodern authors, including Joan Didion, Tim O'Brien, Thomas Pynchon, Paul Auster, and Don DeLillo. Although many have discussed the fragmentation, nonlinear narratives, lack of...
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Novel (1 May 2017) 50 (1): 123–127.
Published: 01 May 2017
... Didion, Don DeLillo, Thomas Pynchon, and Cormac McCarthy, with cameo appearances by many others. He pairs his novelists with visual and installation artists (John Chamberlain, Andy Warhol, Robert Smithson, Gordon Parks, Jeff Wall) whose site-specific projects reflect transformations in postwar space as...
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Novel (1 May 2016) 49 (1): 95–114.
Published: 01 May 2016
... novel shifted once again. Rising young authors such as John Barth and Thomas Pynchon displayed little interest in the themes or techniques of their immediate forebears, and they certainly did not return to the conventions of nineteenth-century narrative realism. Instead, they brought a profoundly new...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 317–319.
Published: 01 August 2011
... third person limited. He scans the wide field of postwar fiction, and there they all are: John Barth, Donald Barthelme, Ken Kesey, Thomas Pynchon, Joyce Carol Oates, Ishmael Reed, Sandra Cisneros, N. Scott Momaday, on and on, the legion. McGurl gets to them all, does brief takes that are often...
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Novel (1 May 1999) 33 (1): 138–140.
Published: 01 May 1999
... writers such as Joyce, Nabokov, and Pynchon, on the laughter of the madman in Foucault and of the Medusa in Cixous. For Taylor, this laughter can only be transgressive in the symbolic realm, and is "characterized by a heady, euphoric irony, attended more by witty, bemused appreciation than by any...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 393–397.
Published: 01 August 2016
... on the modes of uncertainty afforded by mutual exclusion—conflicting events or interpretations within a single novel. The first chapter follows the “oscillations” of Thomas Pynchon's The Crying of Lot 49 . This will stand as a definitive reading of the novel, one that makes impressive sense of its...
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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 157–165.
Published: 01 August 2018
... generic form, and each does so in a sui generis style. McCarthy implies that some kind of leap separates his own fiction from that of Thomas Pynchon in terms of the novelist's inability to offer a future beyond the world of multinational capitalism. Having argued that the recent turn in the history of the...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 290–296.
Published: 01 August 2009
... Europe at the end of World War II in Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow, haunted by struggles for rocket technologies and the breakup of the subjectivity of Slothrop, the American soldier who is Pynchon’s protagonist. The chronotopes of dangerous passage would include the mutation of science...