The Gnostic Pynchon
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The Gnostic Pynchon

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The appearance of "Vineland", his first novel in seventeen years, has rekindled critical debate on Thomas Pynchon. Written before the publication of the new novel, but remarkably prescient about its themes, "The Gnostic Pynchon" is a provocative reading of Pynchon's work. Where most critics find in Thomas Pynchon a postmodern writer of indeterministic, relativistic, contingent fiction, Dwight Eddins also finds a man on a religious quest. Pynchon's quest, Eddins shows, is for some principle of organic order that will provide an alternative to hopeless ambiguity, or an equally hopeless choice between total chaos and total control. "The Gnostic Pynchon" is a profoundly revisionist view of one of this century's most important writers.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 190 pages
  • 147.3 x 231.1 x 17.8mm | 385.56g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0253319072
  • 9780253319074
  • 1,679,809

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