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A Potpourri of Pynchonian Postmodern Pottiness – Inherent Vice, by Thomas Pynchon

Inherent Vice is Thomas Pynchon’s latest novel, whose publication in August 2009 was a matter of excited anticipation for those of us who count ourselves as Pynchonites. He had written nothing since Vineland, published in February 1990, and then we … Continue reading

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Against the Machine: Being Human in the Era of the Electronic Mob, by Lee Siegel

A superficial account of the putative consequences for civilisation of its embracing of cyberculture, Against the Machine offers a political and sociological critique of online culture, which the author sees as a threat to individuality, political consciousness, plurality of cultural production … Continue reading

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