By Andrzej Kopcewicz
This quantity is a posthumous revised version of chosen papers through Andrzej Kopcewicz on vintage works of yank and Irish fiction, released initially among 1979 and 2005. The booklet opens with introductory sketches: a semi-theoretical one on intertextuality and a semi-historical one at the interplay of low and high literary kinds. The gist of the publication are textual analyses of the intricacies and reciprocities of a few of the best-known works by means of Herman Melville, Frank R. Stockton, Henry Adams, Thomas Pynchon, Gilbert Sorrentino, Donald Barthelme, Paul Auster, Flann O’Brien, and James Joyce. whereas the essays lend themselves to being learn in any order, in addition to in isolation, the underlying Peircean-Joycean premise of the booklet is a semiotic-mythical commodius vicus of palimpsestic recirculation. expert by way of a mixture of poetic sensibility and disciplined in addition to erudite brain, the 10 essays amassed the following reveal that the time table and techniques of the extra conventional shut studying and the extra modern intertextuality aren't particular of one another.
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What is this death but a whitening, a carrying of whiteness to ulterwhite, what is it but bleaches, detergents, oxidizers, abrasives. (759; author’s ellipsis) There is an ambivalence in Blicero’s rocket. Its “ascent will be betrayed to Gravity. But the Rocket engine, the deep cry of combustion that jars the soul, promises escape. The victim, in bondage to falling, rises on a promise, a prophecy, of Escape. . ” (758; author’s ellipsis). 10 It may also refer – setting aside the novel’s frame of reference – to some broader aspect of the Rocket that one can only envisage in the future.
Edward Mendelson’s essay “Encyclopedic narrative: From Dante to Pynchon” (1976) may be of interest here on account of placing together Gravity’s rainbow and Moby-Dick within a definite genre, namely, within what the author calls the encyclopedic narrative. According to Mendelson, apart from these two American novels, there are only five other works in world literature that fulfill the formal and thematic requirements of the encyclopedic narrative. These are: Dante’s Commedia, Rabelais’s five books of Gargantua and Pantagruel, Cervantes’s Don Quixote, Goethe’s Faust, and Joyce’s Ulysses.
On the other hand, they provide its landscape with passages, byways and routes towards an illumination. This double aspect of paranoic imagination creates a rationally comfortable world of cause and effect, and at the same time renders it incomprehensible. ” as well as a route away from a centre. It is also this paranoic aspect of logicality within incomprehensibility that sees the world as a conspiracy – the conspiracy of the Elect in Pynchon’s novel. According to Sanders (1975), 2 3 All further references to the text of Gravity’s rainbow are to this edition and are henceforth cited parenthetically by page number only.