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Thomas Pynchon and the American counterculture

Author: Joanna Freer
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Series: Cambridge studies in American literature and culture, [169]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This volume explores the complex fiction of Thomas Pynchon within the context of 1960s counterculture"--
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Named Person: Thomas Pynchon
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joanna Freer
ISBN: 9781107076051 1107076056 9781107429710 1107429714
OCLC Number: 912971549
Description: ix-208 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
1. On the road to anti-structure: V., The Crying Lot 49 and the Beats --
2. Love, violence and yippie subversion in Gravity's Rainbow: Pynchon and the New Left --
3. The psychedelic movement, fantasy and anarchism in The Crying Lot 49 and Against the Day --
4. The Black Panther Party, revolutionary suicide and Gravity's Rainbow --
5. Feminism moderate and radical in The Crying Lot 49 and Vineland: Pynchon and the women's movement --
Conclusion: A "Little Parenthesis of Light": Pynchoin's Conterculture.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in American literature and culture, [169]
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Thomas Pynchon and American Counterculture examines Pynchon's novels in their relation to 1960s counterculture. Much has been made of Pynchon's ambiguity, but in this volume, Joanna Freer offers a  Read more...

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