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PopMatters Picks: The Best of Books 2009: Fiction
20 Jan 2010 // 3:00 PM
More than half of the titles in this year’s selections offer grim portraits of the human condition, some with more wit and optimism than others, and a surprising number of legendary authors complete the portraiture and theme.
The Fuss About Pynchon
20 Nov 2006 // 2:00 PM
Cast aside synthetic substitutes, junk food for the soul, and take a bite of the pungent, organic mushroom offered up by the man from Oyster Bay, Thomas Ruggles Pynchon Jr.
What Would Thomas Pynchon Do?
10 Feb 2014 // 8:20 PM
Like his protagonists, Thomas Pynchon appears to remind us, in his absence from advising us, that we must rely on our own smarts, arrayed against mystery and cynicism and corruption.
Thomas Pynchon Is Still Doing What He Has Always Done, With Antic Humor and Utter Seriousnes
23 Oct 2014 // 8:05 PM
Is Pynchon suddenly relevant again? Has the culture's craziness finally just caught up to his penchant for conspiracy, paranoia, and crazy-named characters?
6 Aug 2009 // 4:00 PM
Pynchon’s latest combines elements of The Big Lebowski, Dashiell Hammett, John Garfield’s movies, and the TV cop shows and Hollywood movie bikinis-and-surfboards grooviness of the early ‘70s.
Soundscape of the Body Politic: The Songs of Thomas Pynchon's 'Inherent Vice'
10 Sep 2009 // 12:30 AM
Interpolators of literature always try to figure out how we, as readers, glean the book in our hands. Arguments between the likes of Harold Bloom