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Title The New Pynchon studies / edited by Joanna Freer
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (276 p.)
Series Twenty-First-Century Critical Revisions
Twenty-First-Century Critical Revisions
Contents Cover; Half-title page; Series page; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Note on the Texts; Notes on Contributors; Chapter 1 Introduction: Pynchon Studies in the Twenty-First Century; Part 1 Theory; Chapter 2 Pynchon and Post-postmodernism; Chapter 3 Pynchon after Paranoia; Chapter 4 Pynchon and New Materialism; Chapter 5 Pynchon's Posthuman Temporalities; Part 2 Politics; Chapter 6 Pynchon, Gender, and Relational Ethics; Chapter 7 "You are here": The Postrace Aesthetics of Pynchon's Against the Day; Chapter 8 Another Apocalypse: Digital Ecologies and Late Pynchon
Chapter 9 Pynchon and New Political ActivismsChapter 10 Threat and Crisis in Twenty-First-Century Pynchon; Part 3 Analysis; Chapter 11 Digital Readings; Chapter 12 Reading Pynchon in and on the Digital Age; Chapter 13 Pynchon on Film; Chapter 14 Pynchon's Twenty-First-Century Paratexts; Bibliography; Index
Summary "The twenty-first century has been a time of renewed energy within Pynchon studies. Among other factors this is due to the publication of three novels, Against the Day (2006), Inherent Vice (2009), and Bleeding Edge (2013), which have each brought something distinctively new to the table. Against the Day's vast scope and range makes it Pynchon's most fully realized example of what has come to be conceived of as the "systems novel"; Inherent Vice's revisiting of the counterculture era first examined by Pynchon in The Crying of Lot 49 (1966) offers a concrete point of comparison on which to base assessments of his maturation as a writer amid changing socio-political contexts, and Bleeding Edge, Pynchon's (quasi- )9/11 novel, provides a thorough and long-anticipated thematic engagement with computer technology and digital culture. Mason & Dixon, published a little before the turn of the millennium in 1997 and one of Pynchon's most critically-acclaimed works, has also provided fertile ground for twenty-first century criticism"-- Provided by publisher
Notes Description based upon print version of record
Subject Pynchon, Thomas -- Criticism and interpretation
Pynchon, Thomas.
LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Freer, Joanna
ISBN 1108608914 (electronic bk.)
9781108608916 (electronic bk.)
9781108679060 (electronic bk.)