Wednesday, April 05, 2006

April

Gravity's Rainbow - have copy. Prose like ribbons of Stygian glee, riddled with machine gun fire. The magazine drops, metallic echoes of warfare: the Art of angels.

A: There is no more class.
Q: What about reading?
A: No, none of that. Save what pleases.
Q: Thesis?
A: You know what to do.

4 comments:

David said...

Ooooh. One of my favorite books ever. Have you started yet? It may be tough going if you haven't read some earlier Pynchon or some of the modernist texts that influenced him..but don't let that stop you, just dive the fuck in.

Jeremy said...

Actually, I'm working through the prose fairly well - I'm at p.150 or so, in between my other projects. Experience with 'reading' abstract painting helps in the absence of Joyce. I need a challenge.

David said...

Impressions thus far?

Jeremy said...

I like it. A lot. The text is smart, poetic, fast and furious. The ideas are wonderful too. We'll talk.