The Cambridge Companion to Thomas Pynchon, Hardback Book

Description

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.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 212 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Literary studies: from c 1900 -
  • ISBN: 9780521769747

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