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Pynchon and the political

Author: Samuel Thomas
Publisher: New York : Routledge, ©2007.
Series: Studies in major literary authors (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Thomas Pynchon's writing has been widely regarded as an exemplary form of postmodern fiction. It is characterized as genre-defying and enigmatic, as a series of complex and esoteric language games. This study attempts to demonstrate, however, that an oblique yet compelling sense of the "political" Pynchon disappers all too easily under the mantle of postmodernity. Innovative and unsettling discussions of freedom,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Thomas, Samuel.
Pynchon and the political.
New York : Routledge, ©2007
(DLC) 2007021201
(OCoLC)132681536
Named Person: Thomas Pynchon; Thomas Pynchon; Thomas Pynchon
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Thomas
ISBN: 9780203936030 0203936035
OCLC Number: 180274494
Description: 1 online resource (x, 203 pages).
Contents: Chapter Six Sir Yes Sir! Doing it to Yourself and Doing it for Yourself in VinelandConclusion: Pynchon-Politics-Everybody; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Studies in major literary authors (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Samuel Thomas.
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Abstract:

Thomas Pynchon's writing has been widely regarded as an exemplary form of postmodern fiction. It is characterized as genre-defying and enigmatic, as a series of complex and esoteric language games. This study attempts to demonstrate, however, that an oblique yet compelling sense of the "political" Pynchon disappers all too easily under the mantle of postmodernity. Innovative and unsettling discussions of freedom, war, labor, poverty, community, democracy, and totalitarianism are passed over in favor of constrictive scientific metaphors and theoretical play. Against this current, this.

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