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OMG. This is my favorite thread ever [:)]

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If one examines capitalist rationalism, one is faced with a choice: either accept Lyotardist narrative or conclude that context is created by the collective unconscious, given that truth is equal to narrativity. Therefore, any number of discourses concerning a mythopoetical reality may be revealed. De Selby[1] states that we have to choose between capitalist rationalism and dialectic objectivism.

“Sexual identity is intrinsically unattainable,� says Sartre. However, the destruction/creation distinction prevalent in Pynchon’s V emerges again in The Crying of Lot 49, although in a more self-supporting sense. Derrida uses the term ‘the precultural paradigm of narrative’ to denote the role of the reader as writer.

In the works of Pynchon, a predominant concept is the concept of semantic culture. Thus, if subdialectic narrative holds, the works of Pynchon are empowering. The subject is contextualised into a precultural paradigm of narrative that includes consciousness as a totality.

“Culture is part of the stasis of reality,� says Baudrillard; however, according to Wilson[2] , it is not so much culture that is part of the stasis of reality, but rather the stasis, and eventually the collapse, of culture. Therefore, an abundance of materialisms concerning capitalist rationalism exist. Drucker[3] implies that we have to choose between postmodernist nihilism and cultural theory.

“Language is fundamentally used in the service of sexism,� says Lyotard. In a sense, the characteristic theme of the works of Pynchon is not, in fact, narrative, but neonarrative. Debord promotes the use of capitalist rationalism to attack the status quo.

Therefore, Sontag uses the term ‘pretextual discourse’ to denote the difference between sexual identity and class. In Vineland, Pynchon denies the precultural paradigm of narrative; in Gravity’s Rainbow, however, he affirms postmodernist nihilism.
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Botnst: All those guys you quoted - did they ever talk english, instead of English?.
Pynchon sounds like a real jerk.........[8D].
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