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Obsesja sprawczości i siła niezamierzonego oporu (V.)
The obsession with agency and the strength of unintended resistance (V)

Author(s): Marek Paryż
Subject(s): American Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: entropy; history; postmodernism; poetics; Thomas Pynchon
Summary/Abstract: Thomas Pynchon is an acclaimed American writer associated with postmodernism. His fiction offers complex insights into the social, cultural and political dimensions of American life, describing a variety of important phenomena, such as the invasion of entertainment industry, the expansion of new technologies, the strengthening of regimes within apparently democratic establishments. Pynchon dissects the linguistic mechanisms of communication and of shaping human consciousness.

  • Page Range: 17-35
  • Page Count: 8
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Polish