• Charismatic Figures in Gravity's Rainbow

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    Charismatic Figures in Gravity's Rainbow

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Gravity's Rainbow is a novel containing as many threads and knots as a finely made Isfahan carpet, but unlike those in such a carpet, many of the novel's threads appear to be untied, beginning and ending (as they seem to do) in themselves. However, the thread hope to unravel in the following pages--the relationship between Max Weber's theory of charisma and Pynchon's most recent novel--is quite central to an understanding of one element of Gravity's Rainbow.

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Balitas V. D., (1982) “Charismatic Figures in Gravity's Rainbow”, Pynchon Notes 0(9), p.38-53. doi: https://doi.org/10.16995/pn.447

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01 Jun 1982