Pynchon's mythography : an approach to Gravity's rainbow.

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The exhausting plenitude of loosely connected detail in "Gravity s Rainbow "makes it a favorite of postmodern critics, who claim it describes a modern, random, unknowable universe. Hume expands the possibilities as she discloses a mythic structure that underlies Pynchon s work and provides easier access to his world. Myth turns chaos into cosmos, Hume explains, describing how the profuse detail of Pynchon s book allows for the creation of a world humankind shapes out of chaos by means of ritual and myth. . . a set of ...

Pynchon's Mythography: An Approach to Gravity's Rainbow 1987, Southern Illinois University Press

ISBN-13: 9780809313570

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