TITLE

"Take Me Anyplace You Want": Pynchon's Literary Career as a Maternal Construct in Vineland

AUTHOR(S)
Caesar, Terry
PUB. DATE
January 1992
SOURCE
Novel: A Forum on Fiction;Winter92, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p181
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
Explores the literary career of Pynchon, through analysis of his novel `Vineland,' and speculates on his feelings about critical discourse about him. References to `death of the author'; Readings center on the authority of maternity in the novel; The two reasons `Vineland' seeks biological grounding; Pynchon's escape from the determinations of others in order to make the oppressive dilemmas of a literary career disappear.
ACCESSION #
9208030270

 

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