Against the Day Weblog

November 28, 2006

Terrorism and Religion

Filed under: Notes — basileios @ 11:17 am

An interesting passage in page 87. Religion and spirituality seem to play a much more important role in Against the Day than any other Pynchon books. The timeframe for this helps of course as spirituality seemed to have been a rather popular theme in the high society and literary circles at the time (see for example theosophy and the notorious madame Blavatsky) but the religion issue may also be an allusion to the change from a religious to a mechanistic view of the world (and an extrapolation of course to todays religious terrorist conflicts).



  1. Wonderful site, all on one book, wonderful. I’ve yet to read this but I have read Gravity and Vineland. You should know your image of the book to the left is too big and the sidebar is below you entries 🙂

    Comment by Richard — November 29, 2006 @ 1:22 am | Reply

  2. thanks for letting me know… That’s what happens when you’re counting on Firefox only…

    Comment by Basileios — November 29, 2006 @ 8:10 am | Reply

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