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Thomas Pynchon and the postmodern mythology of the underworld

Author: Evans Lansing Smith
Publisher: New York : Peter Lang, 2013.
Series: Modern American literature (New York, N.Y.), v. 62.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Thomas Pynchon and the postmodern mythology of the Underworld' is devoted to the work of one of the most highly acclaimed writers of the post-World War II period of American literature, Thomas Pynchon. Through close readings and broad amplification, this book illustrates that the descent to the underworld is the single most important myth in Pynchon's work, conferring shape and significance upon each of his novels.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Thomas Pynchon; Thomas Pynchon; Thomas Pynchon
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Evans Lansing Smith
ISBN: 9781433120275 1433120275 9781453909515 1453909516
OCLC Number: 807768391
Description: 345 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: ch. One V --
ch. Two The Crying of Lot 49 --
ch. Three Gravity's Rainbow --
ch. Four Mason & Dixon --
ch. Five Against the Day.
Series Title: Modern American literature (New York, N.Y.), v. 62.
Responsibility: Evans Lansing Smith.

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