Thomas Pynchon (b. 1937)

A selective list of literary criticism for the American novelist Thomas Pynchon, favoring signed articles by recognized scholars and articles published in peer-reviewed sources

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"Thomas Pynchon Returns to New York, Where He's Always Been." A literate summary of Pynchon's career. The Atlantic June, 2013.

Moody, Rick."Surveyors of the Enlightenment: Thomas Pynchon's powerfully symbolic language gets us beneath the rhetoric of our pretensions." A review of Mason & Dixon by novelist Rick Moody. The Atlantic July 1997.

Howard, Gerald. On Gravity's Rainbow in Bookforum, Summer 2005

Some Things That "Happen" (More Or Less) in Gravity's Rainbow. Lecture notes by Professor Michael Davitt Bell, Williams College

literary criticism

Ames, Christopher. "Power and the Obscene Word: Discourses of Extremity in Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow." Contemporary Literature 1, 2 (Summer, 1990), pp. 191-207 [free at jstor].

Cowart, David. "Pynchon, Genealogy, History: Against the Day." Modern Philology 109, 3 (February 2012), pp. 385-407 [free at jstor].

Hite, Molly. "'Holy-Center-Approaching' in the Novels of Thomas Pynchon." The Journal of Narrative Technique 12, 2 (Spring, 1982), pp. 121-129 [free at jstor].

Slade, Joseph W. "Thomas Pynchon, Postindustrial Humanist." Technology and Culture 23, 1 (Jan. 1982), pp. 53-72 [free at jstor].

Witzling, David. "The Sensibility of Postmodern Whiteness in V., or Thomas Pynchon's Identity Problem." Contemporary Literature 47, 3 (Autumn, 2006), pp. 381-414 [free at jstor].

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