Pynchon and Philosophy: Wittgenstein, Foucault and Adorno

Pynchon and Philosophy: Wittgenstein, Foucault and Adorno

by Martin Paul Eve


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Pynchon and Philosophy radically reworks our readings of Thomas Pynchon alongside the theoretical perspectives of Wittgenstein, Foucault and Adorno. Rigorous yet readable, Pynchon and Philosophy seeks to recover philosophical readings of Pynchon that work harmoniously, rather than antagonistically, resulting in a wholly fresh approach.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137405494
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 04/08/2014
Edition description: 2014
Pages: 229
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Dr. Martin Paul Eve is a lecturer in literature at the University of Lincoln, UK. In addition to editing the open access journal of Pynchon Studies, Orbit, he has work published or forthcoming in Textual Practise, Neo-Victorian Studies, C21, Pynchon Notes and several edited collections.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Abbreviations Notes 1. Theory. Methodology and Pynchon: What Matter Who's Speaking? PART I: ON LUDWIG WITTGENSTEIN 2. Logical Ethics: Early Wittgenstein and Pynchon 3. Therapeutics: Late Wittgenstein and Pynchon PART II: ON MICHEL FOUCAULT 4. Enlightenments: Early Foucault and Pynchon 5. Whose Line is it Anyway?: Late Foucault and Pynchon PART III: ON THEODOR W. ARDORNO 6. Mass Deception: Adorno's Negative Dialectics and Pynchon 7. Art, Society and Ethics: Adorno's Dialectic of Enlightenment, Aesthetic Theory and Pynchon Conclusion Bibliography Index

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