The Cambridge Companion to Thomas Pynchon Hardback
Edited by Inger H. (Aarhus Universitet, Denmark) Dalsgaard, Luc (Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium) Herman, Brian (Ohio State University) McHale
Part of the Cambridge Companions to Literature series
The most celebrated American novelist of the past half-century, an indispensable figure of postmodernism worldwide, Thomas Pynchon notoriously challenges his readers.
This Companion provides tools for meeting that challenge.
Comprehensive, accessible, lively, up-to-date and reliable, it approaches Pynchon's fiction from various angles, calling on the expertise of an international roster of scholars at the cutting edge of Pynchon studies.
Part I covers Pynchon's fiction novel-by-novel from the 1960s to the present, including such indisputable classics as The Crying of Lot 49 and Gravity's Rainbow.
Part II zooms out to give a bird's-eye-view of Pynchon's novelistic practice across his entire career.
Part III surveys major topics of Pynchon's fiction: history, politics, alterity ('otherness') and science and technology.
Designed for students, scholars and fans alike, the Companion begins with a biography of the elusive author and ends with a coda on how to read Pynchon and a bibliography for further reading.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 212 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 15/12/2011
- Category: Literary studies: from c 1900 -
- ISBN: 9780521769747