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Oedipa Maas. Who names a kid that?

Names in Thomas Pynchon’s The Crying of Lot 49

A story in the New Yorker in the mid-1990s once captured my attention. It suggested Thomas Pynchon sometimes concealed his name and identity in public. 502 more words


The Importance of Pynchon

As I’m practically finished with my MA thesis, it’s time to sum up what I’ve learned from that experience. Although beside Pynchon I wrote about DeLillo, the latter will be also the subject of my PhD dissertation and most probably I’ll be writing here more often about his works. 499 more words

INHERENT VICE in the Age of Trump

Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice, which was greeted with incomprehension by many critics and viewers upon its first release in 2014, is one of the best and most underrated American films of recent years. 313 more words

The Allure of the Reclusive Author

I wish I could be like J.D. Salinger or Thomas Pynchon, a famous author who stays completely out of the public eye. No interviews. No social media. 372 more words


Bleeding Edge Review

What I love most about Thomas Pynchon is that everything he writes revolves around stuffing everything he knows about life into one work. David Foster Wallace and Infinite Jest. 557 more words


Book Expectations: A Problem with TBR's

There’s certainly no way to avoid having a TBR if you’re a voracious reader. And honestly, even if you’re not a voracious reader, I still think everyone has a TBR, even if they don’t call it that (I’ve mentioned the fact that my mother never reads books on this blog before…yet even she has a list of a few that she always says she’s going to get around to). 507 more words


My ten great books #6: Gravity's Rainbow

If there’s a thread that runs through many of my favorite works of fiction, it’s that they’re often the work of massively erudite authors who are deeply ambivalent—or ironic—about their own learning. 457 more words