Thomas Pynchon is up to his usual business. Characters stop what they're doing to sing what are for the most part stupid songs. Strange sexual practices take place. Obscure languages are spoken, not always idiomatically. Contrary-to-fact occurrences occur. Maybe it's not the world, but with a minor adjustment or two it's what the world might be.
Thomas Pynchon est considéré comme l'un des plus grands écrivains américains de la seconde
moitié du XXe siècle. Il a publié notamment V. (Seuil, 1985), Vente à la criée du lot 49 (Seuil, 1987), et Vineland (Seuil, 1991).