Charismatic Figures in Gravity's Rainbow



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.


How to Cite: Balitas, V. D. (1982) “Charismatic Figures in Gravity's Rainbow”, Pynchon Notes.(9). doi: