Gravity's Rainbow | Critical Essay by Lance Olsen

This literature criticism consists of approximately 17 pages of analysis & critique of Gravity's Rainbow.
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SOURCE: "Deconstructing the Enemy of Color: The Fantastic in Gravity's Rainbow," in Studies in the Novel, Vol. 18, No. 1, Spring, 1986, pp. 74-86.

In the following essay, Olsen examines elements of postmodern fantasy in Gravity's Rainbow.

      Oh, THE WORLD OVER THERE, it's
      So hard explain!
      Just-like, a dream's got, lost in yer brain!
 
      —Thomas Pynchon (Gravity's Rainbow)

I.

Gravity's Rainbow—what one reviewer frustrated by its length, structure, and seeming lack of control tagged "a magnificent necropolis that will take its place amidst the grand detritus of our culture"—was probably the most unread...

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