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Thomas Pynchon

Gilles Chamerois
Bénédicte Chorier-Fryd

Abstract

The papers in this volume address all of Thomas Pynchon’s works to date, from his earliest production in Voice of the Hamster to Inherent Vice. The collection brings together fifteen specialists from three continents—America, Australia and Europe. They contribute to the current debates on Pynchon’s supposed “post-modernism,” either by revitalizing established postmodern critical perspectives and applying them to seldom read texts, or by reappraising Pynchon’s fiction within broader literary and philosophical contexts. Though individual approaches vary, common concerns are expressed, among which a marked interest in the reappraisal of ethical and political dimensions, as well as a focus on the questions of return and the potential emergence of the new out of the old.
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hal-01110846 , version 1 (29-01-2015)

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Bénédicte Chorier-Fryd (Dir.). Thomas Pynchon. Bénédicte Chorier-Fryd, Gilles Chamerois. Presses Universitaires de la Méditerranée, pp.11-16 ; 241-258, 2014, Profils américains, 9782367810225. ⟨hal-01110846⟩
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