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.L., 1997. The Business of Living: Gravity's Rainbow, Evolution, and the Advancement of Capitalism. Pynchon Notes, (40-41), pp.144–158. DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/pn.169