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To the Side of the Day: Comparison without Comparison in Pynchon (and. . .)
Abstract

Abstract:

This essay argues that comparative literature should not be theorized in terms of how comparison appears, but rather how it does not fully appear. By focusing on the (in)comparability of catastrophic events, Pynchon’s work suggests that comparison is “avisual,” since it takes place as the splitting apart of the day.