In which we continue our discussion of Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice, moving on to chapters 14 and 15.
Chris, Jason and Bo discuss some of their non-Pynchonian interests. Bo violates his contract. Jason starts off the discussion by looking at myth and antiquity when Doc is in Las Vegas. A link between Pynchon and Shakespeare. Chris examines the sadness implicit in the novel which comes to the fore in chapter 14. And one shift, two shift, red shift, blue shift? What are we on about?
We talk about T.S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land” quite a bit in this episode. You can read it here.
On “The Mythic Method,” read T.S. Eliot’s “Ulysses, Order, and Myth” here.