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Pynchon and Philosophy : Wittgenstein, Foucault and Adorno

Author: Martin Paul Eve
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Thomas Pynchon, the most important living American author, is famed for his lengthy, complex and erudite fictions. Given these characteristics, an examination of the philosophical dimensions of Pynchon's works is long overdue. In Pynchon and Philosophy, Martin Paul Eve comprehensively and clearly redresses this balance, mapping Pynchon's interactions with the philosophy, ethics and politics of Ludwig Wittgenstein,  Read more...
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Named Person: Thomas Pynchon; Ludwig Wittgenstein; Michel Foucault; Theodor W Adorno; Theodor W Adorno; Michel Foucault; Thomas Pynchon; Ludwig Wittgenstein; Theodor W Adorno; Michel Foucault; Thomas Pynchon; Ludwig Wittgenstein; Thomas Pynchon; Thomas Pynchon; Thomas Pynchon; Thomas Pynchon; Thomas Pynchon; Theodor W Adorno; Michel Foucault; Ludwig Wittgenstein
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Paul Eve
ISBN: 9781137405494 113740549X
OCLC Number: 879642549
Description: xiii, 229 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Theory, Methodology and Pynchon: What Matter Who's Speaking? --
Part I: On Ludwig Wittgenstein --
Logical Ethics: Early Wittgenstein and Pynchon --
Therapeutics: Late Wittgenstein and Pynchon --
Part II: On Michel Foucault --
Englightenments: Early Foucault and Pynchon --
Whose Line is it Anyway?: Late Foucault and Pynchon --
Part III: On Theodor W. Adorno --
Mass Deception: Adorno's Negative Dialectics and Pynchon --
Art, Society and Ethics: Adorno's Dialectic of Enlightenment, Aesthetic Theory and Pynchon --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Martin Paul Eve, University of Lincoln, UK.

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Pynchon and Philosophy radically reworks our readings of Thomas Pynchon alongside the theoretical perspectives of Wittgenstein, Foucault and Adorno. Rigorous yet readable, Pynchon and Philosophy  Read more...

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