Throughout his works, but especially in Gravity's Rainbow and Vineland, Pynchon is concerned with the ability of individuals and groups to resist forces of domination and control. In Gravity's Rainbow, the preterite must struggle against those who see them as little more than human resources subject to cybernetic manipulation. Resistance finds expression in the actions of the Counterforce, but the dialectic that eventually evolves between the Counterforce and the anonymous forces of control characterized as Them is clearly worrisome.
How to Cite:
Gochenour, P., 2003. Anarchist Miracles: Distributed Communities, Nodal Subjects and The Crying of Lot 49. Pynchon Notes, (52-53), pp.40–52. DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/pn.51