"It’s easy to imagine the end of the world…” said the philosopher Slavoj Žižek. “But you cannot imagine the end of capitalism.”These remarks were made during a speech he delivered in Zuccotti Park in New York while protestors famously occupied it nearly six years ago. Today, they serve as a kind of organizing principle of Occupy Pynchon: Politics After Gravity’s Rainbow, a new work of literary criticism by Sean Carswell, an assistant professor at California State University, Channel Islands.
I’ve noticed in recent weeks a tendency to read books through the lens of the Trump administration. I’ve found this to be especially true in work that features cartoonish corruption, creeping authoritarianism and post-apocalyptic dystopia. Just as every war movie is a commentary on both the war it depicts and the war being fought when the film was made, the current administration invites comparison to the worst aspects of our society. It’s a sign of the times I suppose.
In her debut collection of poems, Lessons on Expulsion, published earlier this month by Graywolf, Erika L. Sánchez invites the reader into a world that is both sensuous and strange. In the title poem, the narrator ignores her mother’s call and runs into the wilderness. She, however, is not the one who has been expelled. She is a “plumping” vessel who seeks to expel that which has taken root inside her.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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