THE LITERARY INDEX

LITERARY CRITICISM AND ANALYSIS OF NOVELS AND POETRY

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Gravity's Rainbow
By Thomas Pynchon

An essay by Wes Chapman of Illinois Wesleyan University exploring gender issues in this novel, particularly in regards to them having a sufficient political base. There is recourse to several theorists and analysis of numerous excerpts from Pynchon's text.
An essay by Nadine Attewell of Cornell University examining Pynchon's constructions of nostalgia as well as various definitions of postmodernism.
In this essay H. Brenton Stevens assesses the role of comic books in the novel.
An essay by David Rando of Cornell University looking at Pynchon's novel in the context of the September 11th terrorist attacks.