Aten

Wed Mar 21, 2007

Is is just me, or do they look as if they are offering their daughters to the sun?

akhenaton

Yes, I’ve been reading Voegelin a bit.

One of the panels I attended at the recent Narrative Conference was a roundtable discussion on Against The Day. Several eminent Pynchon scholars participated. I haven’t finished the book (been reading it slowly and enjoying it), but I’m wondering about immediate popular culture influences. Deadwood seems obvious, though this could simply be an artifact of having watched it recently, but I seem to hear it in the dialogue and it’s hard to imagine Pynchon not catching on to the HBO renascence. Bilocation seems to be another reference to Priest’s The Prestige, which I had mentioned earlier.