Fall 1990 • Vol. XII No. 4 Book Reviews |

Continuity and Growth

Kenyon Review New Series, Vol. 12 No. 4 (1990) "Continuity and Growth" (pp. 176-190) Please note: Due to an error in the print volume, some text on page 177 appears to be missing. JSTOR has reviewed several copies of this issue and found them to exhibit the same print error. The page is represented as it appears in the original print volume. There was that law of life, so cruel and so just, which demanded that one must grow or else pay more for remaining the same.                        NORMAN MAILER I Vineland by Thomas Pynchon. Boston: Little, Brown, 1990. 385 pages. $19.95. "A screaming comes across the sky." A rocket? Yes, but also a literary career. Seventeen years after the publication of Gravity's Rainbow, the novel that opens with those famous words, Thomas Pynchon returns with Vineland and reminds his readers that the meteoric transit is also his own. As charismatic as the mythic Rocket of that earlier novel

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