Monday, November 14, 2016

Resonant First Lines

Gravity's Rainbow

Thomas Pynchon - the presumed author of Gravity's Rainbow - penned a stellar first line:
"A screaming comes across the sky."
Yeah, that ol' V-2 Rocket was a real scream . . .



At 11:54 AM, Blogger Kevin Kim said...

Is there some controversy surrounding the work's authorship, or did I once again miss a subtle joke?

At 12:18 PM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Mine was a jocular reference to the old controversy.

Jeffery Hodges

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At 1:05 PM, Blogger Kevin Kim said...

Ah. I know next to nothing about Pynchon and his works. More reading for me!

At 1:09 PM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

He hid in plain sight for many years.

Jeffery Hodges

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At 3:20 AM, Blogger Carter Kaplan said...

Check out the opening to Arthur Machen's The Hill of Dreams.

At 4:04 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Okay, will do. Thanks.

Jeffery Hodges

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