Category Archives: Pynchon (Thomas)

You Never Did the Kenosha Kid

An aide to Ohio governor John Kasich recently labeled Republican National Committee chair Reince Priebus a “Kenosha political operative.” This gives me an excuse to revisit Thomas Pynchon’s extended riff upon “the Kenosha Kid” in “Gravity’s Rainbow.”

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The Elaborate Plots of Conspiracy Nuts

Conspiracy theories bear a lot of resemblance to literary plots.

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Paranoid Postal Service Fantasies

Pynchon’s “Crying of Lot 49” helps us understand rightwingers who want the USPS to fail.

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