A Hand to Turn the Time: The Menippean Satires of Thomas Pynchon (Google eBook)

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Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press, 1990 - Literary Criticism - 176 pages
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A study of the major fiction of Thomas Pynchon in three contexts: Menippean satire, post-modernism, and American writing. The critical genealogy of the term satire is discussed and Pynchon's V., The Crying of Lot 49, and Gravity's Rainbow are analyzed.
  

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Contents

Thomas Pynchon and Postmodern American Satire
20
Beyond the Veil
58
The Crying of Lot 49 History as Mail Conspiracy
85
Gravitys Rainbow The Protestant Deformation
108
Notes
140
Bibliography
159
Index
169
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