Gravity's Rainbow | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Kathryn Hume

This literature criticism consists of approximately 14 pages of analysis & critique of Gravity's Rainbow.
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Critical Essay by Kathryn Hume

SOURCE: "Gravity's Rainbow: Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Mythology," in Intersections: Fantasy and Science Fiction, edited by George E. Slusser and Eric S. Rabkin, Southern Illinois University Press, 1987, pp. 190-200.

In the following essay, Hume explores the intersection of science fiction, fantasy, and mythology in Gravity's Rainbow.

Gravity's Rainbow has been hailed by John Brunner as an "incontestably science-fictional retrospective parallel world," (that is, an alternate wartime London); also, by Geoffrey Cocks as the Miltonic epic of science fiction that "has taken science/speculative fiction beyond the genre's limits into metaphysics, metapsychology, and cosmology." It has also been identified as gothic, as encyclopedic, and as various kinds of satire or anatomy. I am particularly sympathetic to the desire of some critics to claim Gravity's Rainbow for science fiction...

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