Against the Day Weblog

January 30, 2007

He’s an optimist after all…

Filed under: General — basileios @ 2:20 pm
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‘Somebody will get that Deuce Kindred someday, and Mr. Vibe too, it wouldn’t surprise me. People that bad have a way of bringing it to themselves sooner or later.”

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Like chickens coming home to roost maybe?

I talked about what appears to me the most important aspect of Against the Day, the power of history over human society but it appears that Pynchon is more of an optimist than I thought. Or naive?

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  1. […] ve always considered Against the Day a rather optimistic book. And Inherent Vice is certainly a very optimistic book (for many reasons). These two books are also […]

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  2. […] ve always considered Against the Day a rather optimistic book. And Inherent Vice is certainly a very optimistic book (for many reasons). Both of the also seem to […]

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