Talk:Gravity's Rainbow

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Illuminatus![edit]

Has anyone else noticed how similar GR is to Illuminatus? Both books came out at the same time (I believe GR was first published in 73, and Illuminatus in 75, though the authors of Illuminatus claim it was finished earlier), and explore similar themes. Did one influence the other? Has anyone ever pointed out the similarity of these two books? It seems worth mentioning!--210.240.107.53 (talk) 06:21, 15 January 2008 (UTC)

No, no one has noticed the similarity, because they are not similar, and therefore not worth mentioning. 23 Skidoo!!! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 216.49.77.67 (talk) 07:14, 12 July 2008 (UTC)
Illuminatus! alludes to and even explicitly references Pynchon several times, so they were definitely aware of him, but that's not really surprising, as he was a legendary author among counterculture figures. Since the first volume of the trilogy wasn't published until 1975, Pynchon could only be aware of it while writing Gravity's Rainbow if he was a personal friend of folks in the discordian circles, or aware of their self-published, small circulation work. If you could prove that for a certainty, you'd have an academic publication (hooray...) for sure and possibly an entry level research gig. Most likely, though, the similarities are just a marker of how much both texts have the sensibilities of the sixties counterculture that produced them. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.14.84.247 (talk) 22:55, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

Plot Summary Rewrite[edit]

As noted by someone else earlier on this Talk Page, various elements of the "Plot Summary" section contained errors, for example Pirate Prentice clearly works for the SOE and not ACHTUNG, and at no point in the novel does any character ride a Zeppelin. I removed these errors and rewrote the majority of the Plot Summary section, which I believed was confusing (for example, it mentioned Enzian and Blicero, two relatively major characters, without providing adequate context of their role in the book's plot). I tried to clarify the plot summary and make it easier for someone who has never read Gravity's Rainbow to understand. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 50.28.152.34 (talk) 03:15, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

Pulitzer Prize Denied[edit]

The article currently contains the line: "a single passage involving coprophilia offended the Pulitzer Advisory Board, which rejected the selection. No Pulitzer Prize was awarded for fiction that year." This is completely unsubstantiated in the cited material. Unless someone can find a justification for keeping it, I suggest that it is removed. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 65.112.8.129 (talk) 23:47, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

Fixed. TJRC (talk) 00:37, 21 April 2017 (UTC)

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