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By Sascha Pohlmann

Against the Grain: analyzing Pynchon's Counternarratives is the 1st booklet that seriously addresses Thomas Pynchon's novel Against the Day, released in 2006. the 19 essays accumulated during this quantity hire a wide number of techniques to this large novel and likewise take it as a chance to reevaluate Pynchon's previous works, reading Against the Day on the subject of V., The Crying of Lot 49, Gravity's Rainbow, Vineland, Mason & Dixon, and Pynchon's brief tales and essays. The authors-younger in addition to confirmed students from 11 countries-address those works with reference to problems with modernism and postmodernism, politics, pop culture, techniques of house and time, visuality, sexuality, id, media and verbal exchange, philosophy, faith, American and international (literary) background, physics, arithmetic, economics, and lots of extra. Their insights are as profound as they're assorted, and all offer clean perspectives on Pynchon's fiction that would be valuable, interesting and unique for researchers and enthusiasts alike.

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