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Pynchon and relativity : narrative time in Thomas Pynchon's later novels

Author: Simon De Bourcier
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2013.
Series: Bloomsbury Literary Studies
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Is time an illusion? Do past, present, and future co-exist in a timeless whole, or are our experiences of change and duration the reality of time? This title draws on Einstein's "Theory of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Thomas Pynchon; Thomas Pynchon
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon De Bourcier
ISBN: 9781441130099 1441130098 9781472528308 1472528301
OCLC Number: 1014217017
Description: 231 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgements \ Abbreviations \ Introduction \ 1. Critical and Theoretical Writing on Time, Relativity, and Pynchon \ 2. Time, Relativity, and the Logic of Fictional Worlds \ 3. The Fourth Dimension in Against the Day \ 4. The AEther in Against the Day \ 5. Spatial Time, the AEther, and the History of Physics in Mason & Dixon \ 6. V., The Crying of Lot 49, Gravity's Rainbow, Vineland, and Inherent Vice \ Conclusion \ Bibliography \ Index.
Series Title: Bloomsbury Literary Studies
Responsibility: by Simon de Bourcier.

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"Inits consideration of time in all of Pynchon's novels from V. to Inherent Vice, thiswide-ranging study deservedly takes its place in the best tradition of Pynchoncriticism, moving with ease between Read more...

 
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