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February 1, 2007

Thomas Pynchon on gravity and time


Gravity "pulls along the third dimension, up to down," just as "time pulls along the fourth, birth to death."

From Alexander Theroux's masterful November 24, 2006 Wall Street Journal review of Pynchon's latest book, "Against The Day."

Full disclosure: I started (but failed to finish) "Gravity's Rainbow."

However — I did succeed in making it all the way through "The Crying of Lot 49."

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I had to read "The Crying of Lot 49" because it was given to me in college by a friend who, quite uncharacteristically, said, "Here, read this, I stole it from the bookstore for you." I ended up doing a paper on it for my Folklore class, and it went over well with the prof.

Don't think I ever attempted "Gravity's Rainbow," but I muddled my way through much or all of "V" without any respite from utter confusion.


Posted by: LisaJay | Feb 3, 2007 12:39:09 AM

All this talk of Pynchon has me itching to try to get through Gravity's Rainbow or the latest tome. I didn't make it through GR myself. But that was 25 years ago.

Posted by: mattp9 | Feb 1, 2007 12:31:03 PM

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