29. Looking back upon 19th century work in American fiction, closing accounts on it, on that cabalistic summa, obsessed with the Letter, completely caught up with glossing it, with exploding it into a rainbow of multi-colored fragments, deciphers, as does Moby Dick, in one compact hieroglyphic sign the great encyclopedic wheel [whale/wheel] of documents and fables of the times.
How to Cite:
Petillon, P.-Y., Langford, M.S. and Mead, C., 1984. Thomas Pynchon and Aleatory Space. Pynchon Notes, (15), pp.3–46. DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/pn.385