Wednesday, May 20, 2009

What will drive you out of your soup-kettle?

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

From Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow (1978):
Now what sea is this you have crossed, exactly, and what sea is it you have plunged more than once to the bottom of, alerted, full of adrenalin, but caught really, buffaloed under the epistemologies of these threats that paranoid you so down and out, caught in this steel pot, softening to devitaminized mush inside the soup-stock of your own words, your waste submarine breath? It took the Dreyfus Affair to get the Zionists out and doing, finally: what will drive you out of your soup-kettle?

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