• "How Do You Spell Reality?-'O-U-T-A-S-E''': Or How I Learned to Stop Gravity's Rainbow and Start Worrying

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    "How Do You Spell Reality?-'O-U-T-A-S-E''': Or How I Learned to Stop Gravity's Rainbow and Start Worrying

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For a number of years I taught Gravity's Rainbow as the last book in my graduate course "Post-WWII American Fiction." The course usually included a dozen books, with a separate, short writing assignment on each. The students were required to do any three of these short assignments and then a longer research paper. In the short assignments, I usually identified a brief passage from the assigned novel, raised a long list of specific questions about the passage, and asked the students to answer some of those questions in the process of relating a careful analysis of the language to thematic, stylistic, or generic issues concerning the book as a whole.

How to Cite: Nadel, A & Jukiri, S . (1990) “"How Do You Spell Reality?-'O-U-T-A-S-E''': Or How I Learned to Stop Gravity's Rainbow and Start Worrying”, Pynchon Notes. doi: 10.16995/pn.274

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22 Sep 1990