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Charismatic Figures in Gravity's Rainbow

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Vincent D. Balitas

Abstract

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), pp.38–53. DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/pn.447
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Published on 01 Jun 1982.
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