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Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow (Modern Critical Interpretations)

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A collection of critical essays on Pynchon's "Gravity's Rainbow" arranged in chronological order of publication.
Hardcover, 127 pages
Published September 1st 1986 by Chelsea House Publishers
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kaelan
Aug 04, 2016 kaelan rated it did not like it
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Gabriele Schwab's "Creative Paranoia and Frost Patterns of White Words"—the final essay in this collection of Pynchon criticism—boasts the following epigram:
It is not expected of critics as it is of poets that they should help us to make sense of our lives; they are bound only to attempt the lesser feat of making sense of the ways we try to make sense of our lives.

—Frank Kermode

If only Schwab had put these words into practice! The same goes for the other critics in this book (and some pretty pro
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Morales
a train wreck in my head ..reread it a couple of times and was able to reap the rewards...Pynchon's best book before he began to coast on his legend
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May 21, 2010 robert rated it liked it
some of these essays are a tad dense but still inspiring. makes you feel part of our chaotic universe.
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The Modern Librar...: Gravity's Rainbow - by Thomas Pynchon 25 64 Aug 30, 2011 12:40PM  
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Bloom is a literary critic, and currently a Sterling Professor of the Humanities at Yale University. Since the publication of his first book in 1959, Bloom has written more than 20 books of literary criticism, several books discussing religion, and one novel. He has edited hundreds of anthologies.
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