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

The answer to this is very simply one of time frames. Modernism is the name given to a series of linked movements across the arts that spans from the late 19th century to roughly the Second World War. ...
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Why is Gravity’s Rainbow considered postmodern, yet Finnegans Wake is not?

The premise of your question is unjustified. It is a very widespread view that Finnegans Wake is precisely a postmodernist work. Take a look, for instance, at this answer on here, which states: ...
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What’s up with Slothrop the paedophile?

Slothrop is not a pedophile, Bianca is not a child Bianca (on the first look) is 11-12 but in fact she is around 16-17, which would make the sexual relation far less squicky without pedophilic ...
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What’s up with Slothrop the paedophile?

It's a long time since I read it, but ... I don't think you should expect a proper "handling", nor do I think scholasticism or moral apologetics, as suggested in other answers, can save it. As for ...
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