Pynchon and anarchism
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What is the story/connection between Pynchon and anarchism?
But the real expert seems to be Graham Benton, who had a paper on Gravity's Rainbow in Pynchon Notes, “Riding the Interface: An Anarchist Reading of Gravity's Rainbow”; and a broader one about the same time in the Oklahoma City University Law Review(!?), which you can read online here. And this was the topic of his 2002 Rutgers dissertation, Unruly Narratives: The Anarchist Dimension in the Novels of Thomas Pynchon, which you should be able to get in PQDT / DisExpress. He covers both the anarchist characters and plot elements and the stylistic implications of the Poetry and Anarchism sort. That only takes you up to Mason and Dixon, but he had a paper for Against the Day, “Daydreams and Dynamite: Anarchist Possibility in Against the Day,” at IPW2008, which you can listen to from that site and presumably read in a while.