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Gravity's Rainbow, domination, and freedom

Author: Luc Herman; Steven Weisenburger
Publisher: Athens, Georgia : The University of Georgia Press, 2013. ©2013
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
When published in 1973, Gravity's Rainbow expanded our sense of what the novel could be. Pynchon's extensive references to modern science, history, and culture challenged any reader, while his prose bent the rules for narrative art and his satirical practices taunted U.S. obscenity and pornography statutes. His writing thus enacts freedom even as the book's great theme is domination: humanity's diminished ""chances  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Herman, Luc.
Gravity's Rainbow, domination, and freedom.
Athens, Georgia : The University of Georgia Press, 2013
viii, 258 pages
Named Person: Thomas Pynchon; Thomas Pynchon
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Luc Herman; Steven Weisenburger
ISBN: 9780820346557 0820346551
OCLC Number: 961586912
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (269 pages) : illustrations, photograph
Contents: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; "What's Free?" (An Introduction); One. Novel and Decade; Chapter 1. Fromm and the Neo-Freudian Library; Chapter 2. Marcuse: (No) Chances for Freedom in Advanced Industrial Society; Chapter 3. Brown's Polymorphous Perversity and Marcuse's Repressive Tolerance; Chapter 4. Total Assault on the Culture; Chapter 5. The Law and the Liberation of Fantasy; Two. Domination; Chapter 6. Controlling Slothrop; Chapter 7. War as a Cartel Project; Chapter 8. Working for the Nazis; Chapter 9. The Logic of the Camp; Three. Freedom; Chapter 10. Liberating Narration. Chapter 11. Narrating LiberationChapter 12. Tyrone Slothrop's "Fuck You!"; "Too Late" (A Conclusion); Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.
Responsibility: Luc Herman and Steven Weisenburger.


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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