RARA-AVIS: Re: Hard Boiled Pynchon?

From: jacquesdebierue (jacquesdebierue@yahoo.com)
Date: 06 Oct 2008

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    --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "Nathan Cain" <IndieCrime@...> wrote:
    > According to Galleycat, Thomas Pynchon's next novel, scheduled for
    > August publication, will be hard boiled detective novel set in the
    > 60's. Hopefully it will be less than 1,100 pages,because the only
    > thing of his I've ever finished is The Crying of Lot 49. It will be
    > interesting to see his interpretation of the genre.

    Glad to hear it. He really is a terrific writer. For me, the peak was not Gravity's Rainbow but Mason & Dixon. What he did in the latter novel is very, very hard to do. And I am also glad to see the name of the late Gaddis mentioned in the link. That is one writer very close to my heart. I can't even articulate why, except for a certain sense of impudence, of always coming up with unexpected things. Not an easy read, though.



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