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"Gravity's Rainbow", a 1973 novel by Thomas Pynchon. Use with the [thomas-pynchon] tag.

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Why is Gravity’s Rainbow considered postmodern, yet Finnegans Wake is not?

Why is Gravity’s Rainbow considered postmodern, yet Finnegans Wake is not? Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow (1973) has been received as a canonical instance of postmodernism. See Pynchon, ...
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What was Slothrop doing in London during the first Blitz?

Early in Gravity's Rainbow, in the first section where we're privy to Slothrop's stream-of-consciousness, he muses: A lot of stuff prior to 1944 is getting blurry now. He can remember the first Blitz ...
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What’s up with Slothrop the paedophile?

Sexual child abuse features centrally in Gravity’s Rainbow. While the sexual abuse of children is certainly a valid topic for a novel, I have become more and more disturbed by Pynchon's handling of ...
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