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Mason & Dixon por Thomas Pynchon
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Mason & Dixon (original 1997; edição 1997)

por Thomas Pynchon

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The lives of two 18th century British astronomers who surveyed the boundary which settled a dispute between Maryland and Pennsylvania, and was later extended to become the boundary between free and slave states, the Mason-Dixon line. The novel describes their work in Africa and America, and traces their relationship. By the author of Vineland.… (mais)
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Título:Mason & Dixon
Autores:Thomas Pynchon
Informação:New York : Henry Holt, 1997.
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A massive, if overlong, epic that culminates in a powerful and deeply moving ending. Journeying from the Cape of Good Hope, to St. Helena, all the way out into the untapped lands of the United States, the novel makes clear the raw and overwhelming power of storytelling and history, tasking the reader to remember that History is nothing more than narrative, and that the narratives we choose to hear become the Histories we will remember (or rather, soon want to forget).

At the core of this novel is the duo Mason and Dixon, who go from uneasy allies to, by the end, deep and loving friends. As a metaphor for adulthood and maturation, the men go from somewhat idealistic surveyors (Mason the less optimistic, Dixon the more adventurous) to family men who must contend with the strange paths their lives have taken, musing on how America provided a land of untold opportunity that they, in all their weakening powers, cannot ever return to. Though one should sneer at autobiographical readings of works, I cannot help but feel that Mason and Dixon is, at the end of the day, a novel about adulthood and middle age, written by one of the great historian-writers of the United States. Pynchon has been no stranger to radical and heterodox ways of looking at Western imperialism and American history, but in this novel, his satire and critique is now balanced by a deep and abiding faith, if not love, in the promise of early America and all that it would have yet provided.

And so, the writer who had always maintained a deep criticality of the American experiment, from the disaffected prose of V., the Crying of Lot 49, to the mad and didactic monologues of Gravity's Rainbow, has produced a novel that, though difficult to read and parse, at times too long for its own good, too stuffed with ideas and scenes and plots, is for all intents and purposes practically a masterpiece through sheer force of will.

I therefore implore the reader to take a chance on this novel, as Mason and Dixon do on America. It may exhaust you and at times enrage you, as the country does to M&D on more than one occasion, but when you are done, you will find yourself remembering scenes and situations and the beauty of a country possible only through the sculptures of prose. Thomas Pynchon has produced a great novel which, twenty five years after GR, re-affirms his power to shock, surprise, and now, sadden us. ( )
  acquabob | Aug 20, 2021 |
Video review: https://youtu.be/DhZoK32YNRs. ( )
  chrisvia | Apr 29, 2021 |
Read 60% may attempt again at some point.
I'm blaspheming...
If I'm taking away from the Uber embedded historical references a subjunctive American History, I am coming up empty.
Give me V and Lot 49
Barth's Sotweed Factor is a much
better read in the same mold ( )
  Isgodchekhov | Feb 5, 2021 |
I liked this one a lot, though I suppose I understood only maybe 40% of it. It taught me a few facts about the world, exposed me to a bit of Pynchonian hilarity with for the most part a lack of what I've often found so infuriating in Pynchonian camp, and was in general a fun read. I imagine I'll read it again one day with supplemental material at my side to help add depth to my reading. ( )
  dllh | Jan 6, 2021 |
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Snow-Balls have flown their Arcs, starr'd the Sides of Outbuildings, as of Cousins, carried Hats away into the brisk Wind off Delaware,—the Sleds are brought in and their Runners carefully dried and greased, shoes deposited in the back Hall, a stocking'd-foot Descent made upon the great Kitchen, in a purposeful Dither since Morning, punctuated by the ringing Lids of Boilers and Stewing-Pots, fragrant with Pie-Spices, peel'd Fruits, Suet, heated Sugar,—the Children, having all upon the Fly, among rhythmic slaps of Batter and Spoon, coax'd and stolen what they might, proceed, as upon each afternoon all this snowy December, to a comfortable Room at the rear of the House, years since given over to their carefree Assaults.
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The lives of two 18th century British astronomers who surveyed the boundary which settled a dispute between Maryland and Pennsylvania, and was later extended to become the boundary between free and slave states, the Mason-Dixon line. The novel describes their work in Africa and America, and traces their relationship. By the author of Vineland.

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