Re: RARA-AVIS: "Inherent Vice" and Other Pynchon novels

From: jacquesdebierue (
Date: 30 Aug 2009

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    --- In, Patrick King <abrasax93@...> wrote:

    > Wait a minute, Thomas Pynchon is not a "crime writer," anymore than he's a writer of tween adventure stories (AGAINST THE DAY) or World War II adventures (GRAVITY'S RAINBOW). He works in various genres to put across his ideas about energy, physics, and their relationship to human politics. If his books can be said to be "about" anything specific, that's what they're about. His work is much closer to James Joyce than it is to Raymond Chandler. What do you think all this fuss is about?

    Patrick, his comment was a response to a message of mine in which I mentioned Bradbury and Leonard (as deserving of a Nobel). His comment was not about Pynchon.



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