"Strung Into the Apollonian Dream": Pynchon's Psychology of Engineers

Tabbi, Joseph
January 1992
Novel: A Forum on Fiction;Winter92, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p160
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Examines the related, yet contrasting, symbolism in Pynchon's book `Gravity's Rainbow.' It is a novel famous for its treatment of science and technology, with many references to tarot cards, witchcraft and primitive religion. Technical images; Rocket, the most dramatic symbol embodies immortal dreams and aspirations of an entire generation; Technology becomes a means of unifying the psyche.


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