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Where Inspiration Comes From

Recently I have been reading Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon. And by recently I mean on and off over an extended period of time, but also recently as well. 559 more words


Reading Thomas Pynchon

I was delighted to come across this essay by Nick Ripatrazone in which he says that Pynchon is ‘difficult, dated, and frustrating’, with sentences that ‘are labyrinthine and recursive: full of noise. 209 more words


Librarian's Bookshelf

This blog is from Stu, a community librarian in the east of the city.

If you ask most people who work in libraries what they love most about the job, or why they came to it in the first place, they can probably answer in a single word: books. 1,253 more words


The Line between fact and fiction: 20 years after Thomas Pynchon’s “Mason & Dixon”

By Andrew Becker
The Carolinian

As we trudge through the muck and sludge — the aftermath of our tempestuous history — America’s future often appears more like the undiscovered country of its past, “the elder world turned upside down,” where we find ourselves slogging through wild and dangerous territories, and confronting new and ludicrous absurdities that plague our reason and governance as we trod. 493 more words

Novels Set In Los Angeles

I love Los Angeles. I know negative things about people and places but I don’t dwell on them so if you think I don’t know LA because you’ve been there and it’s terrible, let’s agree to disagree. 528 more words