• The Business of Living: Gravity's Rainbow, Evolution, and the Advancement of Capitalism

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    The Business of Living: Gravity's Rainbow, Evolution, and the Advancement of Capitalism

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Over the last few years, I have noticed among my students of American literature a marked decrease in enthusiasm for Pynchon's works. Between the late seventies, when I was an undergraduate encountering Pynchon for the first time, and now, when my undergraduates encounter Pynchon for the first time, attitudes have undergone a sea change. Among several reasons for this change, one broad shift in cultural attitudes is particularly noteworthy.

How to Cite: Madsen, D . (1997) “The Business of Living: Gravity's Rainbow, Evolution, and the Advancement of Capitalism”, Pynchon Notes. doi: 10.16995/pn.169

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22 Sep 1997