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The Resource Pynchon's California, edited by Scott McClintock and John Miller

Pynchon's California, edited by Scott McClintock and John Miller

Label
Pynchon's California
Title
Pynchon's California
Statement of responsibility
edited by Scott McClintock and John Miller
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Editor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Pynchon{u2019}s California is the first book to examine Thomas Pynchon{u2019}s use of California as a setting in his novels. Throughout his 50-year career, Pynchon has regularly returned to the Golden State in his fiction. With the publication in 2009 of his third novel set there, the significance of California in Pynchon{u2019}s evolving fictional project becomes increasingly worthy of study. Scott McClintock and John Miller have gathered essays from leading and up-and-coming Pynchon scholars who explore this topic from a variety of critical perspectives, reflecting the diversity and eclecticism of Pynchon{u2019}s fiction and of the state that has served as his recurring muse from The Crying of Lot 49 (1965) through Inherent Vice (2009). Contributors explore such topics as the relationship of the 2California novels3 to Pynchon{u2019}s more historical and encyclopedic works; the significance of California's beaches, deserts, forests, freeways, and 2hieroglyphic3 suburban sprawl; the California-inspired noir tradition; and the surprising connections to be uncovered between drug use and realism, melodrama and real estate, private detection and the sacred. The authors bring insights to bear from an array of critical, social, and historical discourses, offering new ways of looking not only at Pynchon{u2019}s California novels, but at his entire oeuvre. They explore both how the history, geography, and culture of California have informed Pynchon{u2019}s work and how Pynchon{u2019}s ever-skeptical critical eye has been turned on the state that has been, in many ways, the flagship for postmodern American culture.--Provided by publisher
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DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3566.Y55
LC item number
Z84 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1959 July 2-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • McClintock, Scott.
  • Miller, John
Series statement
The New American Canon: The Iowa Series in Contemporary Literature and Culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pynchon, Thomas
  • California
  • Pynchon, Thomas
  • Literature
  • California
Label
Pynchon's California, edited by Scott McClintock and John Miller
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
878111754
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
238 pages
Isbn
9781609382735
Lccn
2014010227
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)878111754
Label
Pynchon's California, edited by Scott McClintock and John Miller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
878111754
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
238 pages
Isbn
9781609382735
Lccn
2014010227
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)878111754

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