Well, imagine that. Having flunked Introductory Calculus in college, I will venture instead that Pynchon is kind of the anti-Beckett. Whereas Beckett’s works grew inexorably shorter as he confronted the intransigence of meaninglessness, Pynchon’s proliferate with Joycean abandon. The day his characters dread, whether nihilist bomb throwers or the Chums of Chance, is the day he stops writing.
Against the Day | By Thomas Pynchon | Viking | 1104 pages | $35
, Science and Technology, Culture and Lifestyle, Sciences, More