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... Menippean-Varronian Satire**


1. The GLOBAL VILLAGE Phase:

Mason & Dixon (1997) - Lyric/Romantic genre - Printing Press/Newspaper Era
Against the Day (2006) - Epic/Symbolist genre - Telegraph/Telephone/Automobile/Airplane Era
Gravity's Rainbow (1973) - Dramatic/Dialogue genre - Movie/Radio Era


2. The GLOBAL THEATER Phase:

V. (1963) - Lyric/Romantic genre - Colored Television/Computer/Satellite/Mixed-Corporate Media Era
The Crying of Lot 49 (1966) - Epyllion/"You dunnit" genre - Colored Television/Computer/Satellite/Mixed-Corporate Media Era
Vineland (1990) - Dramatic/Dialogue genre - Colored Television/Computer/Satellite/Mixed-Corporate Media Era


3. The GLOBAL MEMBRANE Phase:

Inherent Vice (2009) - Lyric/Romantic genre - Internet/Mythic Erogenous Zone Era
Bleeding Edge (2013) - Dramatic/Dialogue or Epyllion/"You dunnit" genre - Internet/Mythic Erogenous Zone Era
Hand Signals for the Blind (2020) - Mixture of Lyric/Romantic, Epic/Symbolist, Epyllion, and Dramatic/Dialogue genres (co-written by Thomas Pynchon, Bob Dobbs, and iON) - Cold Fusion/"Living Water"/"Bread of Life" era


** A Hand to Turn the Time: The Menippean Satires of Thomas Pynchon by Theodore D. Kharpertian


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