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The Crisis of Western Culture in Thomas Pynchon's Gravity Rainbow

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Title: The Crisis of Western Culture in Thomas Pynchon's Gravity Rainbow
Authors: Oishi, Michael
Issue Date: 15 Jan 2014
Publisher: University of Hawaii at Manoa
Abstract: According to the American novelist John Barth, commenting on the term in 1980, postmodernism was essentially an elaboration of cultural modernism, a way of telling stories. By 1990, al though the term has spilled out of the boundaries of l iterary critical debate, it still carries with it this earl ier sense, but the stories are now indistinguishable from what was once assumed to be knowledge: scientific truth, ethics, law, history.
Pages/Duration: 90 pages
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/31734
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