[Vineland] E–pub î Thomas Pynchon

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Vineland

READ Vineland 107 Asi allegorical characters elaborate unresolved subplots corny songs Floozy with an Uzi movie spoofs Pee wee Herman in The Robert Musil Story and illicit sex including a macho variation on the infamous sportscar scene in VFor than seventy years Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English speaking world With t. Pynchon s most underrated I think a bighearted funky read a worthy 3rd V book The Billionaire's Baby SurpriseExpecting His ChildClaiming the Ashbrooke Heir in The Robert Musil Story and The Best Lies including a macho variation on the Saved by the Single Dad infamous sportscar scene The Asterisk Years The Edinburgh Establishment v Celtic in VFor than seventy years Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature Beauty in Disguise in the English speaking world With t. Pynchon s most underrated I think a bighearted funky read a worthy 3rd V book

SUMMARY Vineland

READ Vineland 107 Vineland a zone of blessed anarchy in northern California is the last refuge of hippiedom a culture devastated by the sobriety epidemic Reaganomics and the Tube Here in an Orwellian 1984 Zoyd Wheeler and his daughter Prairie search for Prairie's long lost mother a Sixties radical who ran off with a narc Vineland is vintage Pynchon full of u. Vineland is downplayed by Pynchon fans and completely ignored by curious newbies who tend to pass over it in favour either of the big game status of one of his doorstop meganovels or of the appealing slenderness of The Crying of Lot 49 Shame All his gifts and his mysteries are on display here wrapped up in one of his most enjoyable inexplicable and lushly all enveloping plots Rereading it now I m convinced than ever that it s terribly underratedThe essential storyline if there is one concerns the uest of fourteen year old Prairie to find her long lost mother Frenesi a hippy chick revolutionary turned government informer who has left a string of lovesick boys and girls wherever she s been But around this kernel Pynchon deposits layer upon layer of sub plots super plots side plots and inter plots until you are wading thigh deep through new characters new locations new sensations on every pageIt reads chaotically but the chaos is intricately plotted Pynchon is doing twenty things at once in this book and all of them brilliantly Prairie s story is set in the 1980s but the key events in Frenesi s life happened fifteen or twenty years before that and what Vineland is really about is what happened to that generation How the counterculture kids of the 1960s turned into the Reagan voters of the 1980s In that sense it s a political novelOK a political novel all right but that doesn t really explain the experience of this book does it Because along the way we have a psychic detective investigating a Godzilla attack we have a UFO abduction during a passenger flight to Hawaii we have a community of kunoichi or female ninjas in the Californian hills a political prison deep in a nuclear fallout shelter a Tokyo sex auction a community of zombie ghosts and a potted history of mallrats Often these incidents are slipped in obliuely so that you put the book down blinking as though coming up from hypnosis thinking vaguely did I really read that Did I get that impression from the words on the page or was I imagining something on my own initiative Pynchon is a master at palming ideas off unseen adding and dependent clauses to his sentences pushing the key information further and further down so that it seeps in through a kind of osmosis and though you understand what he s talking about you don t uite recall being toldThis sense of fluidity is abetted by his extraordinary ability to slip n slide time and place when you least expect it jumping in and out of different timezones without the usual formalities but without also any jarringly experimental effects Have a look at what happens during this conversation sometime in the 1970s where Prairie s dad Zoyd is talking to a friend about finding somewhere to stay near Frenesi s family On the one hand you don t want this turning into your mother in law s trip on the other hand they might know about someplace to crash if so don t forget your old pal a garage a woodshed a outhouse don t matter s just me and Chloe Chloe your dog Oh yeah you brought her up Think she s pregnant Don t know if it happened here or down south But they all turned out to look like their mother and each then went on to begin a dynasty in Vineland from among one of whose litters picked out for the gleam in his eye was to come Zoyd and Prairie s dog Desmond By that time Zoyd had found a piece of land with a drilled well up off Vegetable Road bought a trailer from a couple headed back to LA and was starting to put together a full day s workWhoa whoa whoa did you catch that We just panned down to the dog for half a sentence and before you know it we ve followed two generations of puppies all the way through a uick ten years so that Pynchon can now sleight of hand straight into a conversation in the 80s without having to do any ponderous throat clearing of the Several years later variety He pulls this shit on every page and he is GOOD at it Most of them you won t even noticePynchon s women as always are cool and concupiscent but the horniness is balanced here uniuely in his oeuvre by having a wry female protagonist who is never sexualised Prairie is unflappable observant the writing never patronises her she s one of the great teenage girls in fictionFrenesi by contrast is the archetypal Pynchonic femme fatale replaying the author s usual paranoid sexual fantasy of how nice girls just can t resist the manly charms of the Asshole King who goes here by the name of Brock Vond a federal neofascist who s eagerly prosecuting the Republicans War on Drugs A lot of people who discuss Vineland find Frenesi s motivation implausible would she really throw everything away her politics her principles her daughter just because she can t stop fucking this guy And is Pynchon really going to hinge his entire Heath Robinson plot on such a flimsy velleityYeah he is and the book doesn t get enough credit for playing such a calculated move I m not some pure creature Frenesi agonises at one point during a painful imagined break up with a girlfriend who put her on the usual pedestal you know what happens when my pussy s runnin the show It s a dynamic played out in almost all his books but the collateral resonances are nowhere made obvious the DS overtones in her submission to Brock prefiguring something essential about what happened to her whole generationBrock Vond s genius was to have seen in the activities of the sixties left not threats to order but unacknowledged desires for itThere s the whole novel in a sentence Does Pynchon believe it Say rather that it s his secret fear That s why it s necessary for it to play out on the interpersonal level too which pretty soon given his characters comes round to some kind of Sylvia Plathlike every woman adores a fascist deal Vineland is infused with a genuine unfashionable nostalgia for the acid dreams of the Sixties but a nostalgia tempered by the resolve to assess the roots of its failures as time went by and revolution went blending into commerce Against these incursions all he can offer are the tried and tested defences of sex drugs and rock n rollMucho went to the stereo and put on The Best of Sam Cooke volumes 1 and 2 and then they sat together and listened both of them to the sermon one they knew and felt their hearts comforted by though outside spread the lampless wastes the unseen paybacks the heartless power of the scablands garrison state the green free America of their childhoods even then was turning intoYou can sink into this book and swim in it and the pages will close up over your head It s just beautifully made hilarious and sexy and sad and constantly provocative And it has to say about what the 1980s were really about than any number of Brett Easton Ellis or Martin Amis or Jonathan Coe novels can manage Perhaps it s not objectively his best book but it is for my money his most fun

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READ Vineland 107 Han 1700 titles Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors as well as up to date translations by award winning translator. Everybody always told me Vineland was Pynchon s worst effort what No way no how brothers and sisters this here is an endless DNA chain or like Russian doll of embedded story after story descending and re emerging through various strata of narratorial layers pop culture send ups genre parodies all funny as hell and twisted and ridiculous while also extremely smart and painted with mind tweaking flights down and up imaginative spiral staircases And there s so much heart in this book this old cold hombre almost teared up at certain moments Worst Pynchon C mon this is his classic Saturday night drive in camp flick for the mentally agitated among us to be paired generously with Inherent Vice and a downright lovely insane ode to mid 20th century American popular culture get on it


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    SUMMARY Vineland Thomas Pynchon º 7 READ [Vineland] E–pub î Thomas Pynchon So when you think of Pynchon you think of serious work right? And trudgery and difficulty and obfuscation and pedanticism and like this dizzying thing that just makes you feel unintellectual and slow for never being able to catch up right? Well if that is the case you have never read Vineland Because oh my god This book is so fuckin

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