Mindless Pleasures



Many essays on Pynchon's epic Gravity's Rainbow (1973) begin by commenting on the increasing pile of books, articles and dissertations the novel has generated. Add to this heap paintings. I was quite pleased to see Paul Coleman's Gravity's Rainbow-inspired paintings in recent issues of Pynchon Notes and Smart. It is satisfying to know I am not crying in the wilderness. I have also been inspired by Gravity's Rainbow and have produced a number of paintings based on the book. Where Pynchon has proved most beneficial to me, however, is as a secondary source.


How to Cite: Kay, M. M. (1989) “Mindless Pleasures”, Pynchon Notes.(0). doi: