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January 17, 2007

Tsernobyl

Filed under: General — basileios @ 7:43 am
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The Tsernobyl/Wormwood reference in page 784 is another element that gives an aura of the Apocalypse to the whole book. In a sense this eyeopening reference among hundreds similar hints is a key given to us by Pynchon in order to interpret Against the Day as an ‘apocalyptic’ (and rather mystical) book. I dig that.

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2 Comments »

  1. Against the Day? Apocalyptic? You think?

    Comment by foolishmortal — January 19, 2007 @ 6:19 pm | Reply

  2. in some sense yes. Not strictly as the world destruction motif but as a world (and fiction) futurama.

    Comment by basileios — January 20, 2007 @ 7:24 am | Reply


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