Mosaic: a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature
Volume 46, Number 3, September 2013
pp. 125-139 | 10.1353/mos.2013.0029
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.