sometimes he doesnt stick it down straight but on an diagonal.
if you were going to do pynchon justice which a) i cant be bothered to do and b) probably isnt worth it not only would you need to read slowly you would also need to pursue all the libnes of research eg alright then what was ig farben
It hinges on whether or not you're genuinely interested in the rabbit holes he's sending you down and whether you like the books enough to put that sort of time and effort into getting more out of them. The same goes for the modernist stuff, like Catalog says. I like Joyce, but I haven't spent as much time looking into stuff to do with Ulysses as I have Gravity's Rainbow because Catholicism, Irish politics and 1900s Dublin isn't as interesting to me atm as what Pynchon's writing about.but weren't you saying somewhere else about modernist writing that reading all the commentary is an important thing to do.
This bit at the end of Foucault's preface to Anti-Oedipus seems plausible with regard to Pynchon too,I think all the crap humour and blatant silliness is part of the point, FWIW, although I'd have trouble articulating how. If everything was serious and plausible they'd be much weaker books...
I'm piqued that you obviously love some puns, but always hate my puns.There was a bit in Vineland earlier where he was going on about some California shopping centre based around old Hollywood and there's an "upscale mineral-water boutique" called "Bubble Indemnity"...
have you read this yet? what about @craner have you finished maximus yet?yeah i'll try get hold of a copy at some point. i did have it in mind from ages ago cos of sinclair, but i stopped that avenue when i read some of sinclair's actual poetry and thought nah.
have you ever written prose? i like a lot of prose written by people who used to be poets - sinclair, bolano