Saturday, February 5, 2011

"In my view, the most significant discovery of the annotations is that Gravity's Rainbow unfolds according to a circular design. Across the novel's four parts, historical events intersect the Christian liturgical calendar, inferring possibilities for return and renewal, but possibilities that Pynchon's satire hopelessly equivocates. This means that readers might have a novel as elegantly modeled as Joyce's Ulysses and have their deconstructionism too. Indeed, one might well read Gravity's Rainbow as the terrible dynamic of a culture huddling on the brink of nuclear winter."

--A Gravity's Rainbow Companion: Sources and Contexts for Pynchon's Novel by Steven Weisenburger


  1. well, i'm sold. anyone got a copy i can borrow?

  2. Yeah that is a pretty killer sales pitch. I need to pick up a copy. It just wouldn't be right stealing Nates.

  3. I'm about to be done with mine, one of y'all can borrow it and that guide if you want. Ted's got a copy too.
    Then again, there's a 74-year-old reclusive genius out there somewhere in America who might want yer $10 for weed...

  4. Oh yeah... weed. Sure Nate, great. Really. We all appreciate that interjection in this very civilized and high-brow forum. Weed. Awesome. I bet you're gonna go on now about how you've got "Pack Fever". WELL DON'T WORRY pacman. WE ALL DO.


    P.S. I'm still psyched to read it beyond how much you fucked this up good ol' buddy.