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Gravity's Rainbow, domination, and freedom

Author: Luc Hermann; Steven Weisenburger
Publisher: Athens ; London : The University of Georgia Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Broadly situates Pynchon's novel in ""long sixties"" history, revealing a fiction deeply of and about its time. Herman and Weisenburger put the novel's questions about freedom in context with sixties  Read more...

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Named Person: Thomas (1937- ) Pynchon; Thomas Pynchon
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Luc Hermann; Steven Weisenburger
ISBN: 9780820335087 0820335088 9780820345956 0820345954
OCLC Number: 870302805
Description: 1 vol. (VIII-258 p.) : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: "What's free?" (an introduction) --
Fromm and the neo-Freudian library --
Marcuse: (no) chances for freedom in advanced industrial society --
Brown's polymorphous perversity and Marcuse's repressive tolerance --
Total assault on the culture --
The law and the liberation of fantasy --
Controlling Slothrop --
War as a cartel project --
Working for the Nazis --
The logic of the camp --
Liberating narration --
Narrating liberation --
Tyrone Slothrop's "fuck you!" --
"Too late" (a conclusion)
Responsibility: Luc Herman and Steven Weisenburger.

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In short, this fascinating transnational and rigorously interdisciplinary collaboration by two preeminent Pynchon scholars offers readers a provocative look at a 'much darker and more cynical (but Read more...

 
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