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#1 TheGreenOne

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 02:50 PM

According a review in The Nation, Thomas Pynchon's new novel Against the Day goes one better than the Czechs by including a reference to "cigarettes soaked in absinthe."

#2 Absomphe

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 05:39 PM

Great, another Pynchon novel I'll be forced to grapple with, because, well, it's another Pynchon novel.

Thanks for the heads up, TGO, you sadistic so and so.

Edited by Absomphe, 30 November 2006 - 10:18 AM.

Yes, I'm Krinkles the Clown on an absinthe a beer bender.

You got a problem with that?


#3 Guillaume Lanfray

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 11:39 PM

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#4 TheGreenOne

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Posted 30 November 2006 - 07:25 AM

TGO, you sadistic so and so.

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#5 Guillaume Lanfray

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Posted 30 November 2006 - 08:24 AM

Pynchon on The Simpsons. And yes, that's his voice!

#6 Guillaume Lanfray

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 08:40 AM

"Let me be unambiguous, I prefer not to be photographed." - Thomas Pynchon to CNN.

#7 Guillaume Lanfray

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Posted 03 February 2007 - 04:31 PM

She was next approached by a smooth gent with blindingly pomaded gray hair with a gigantic emerald ring(?) on his pinky, who pressed upon her cup after cup of a strange incandescent liquid from a punch bowl until she was seeing nickelodeon shows in the wallpaper.

(p. 350, Against The Day)

They finally parted company in New Orleans after a confused and repetitive headache of a night that began at the establishment of Monsieur Peychaud, where the Sazeracs, though said to've been invented there, were not a patch, it seemed to Reef, on those available at Bob Stockton's bar in Denver, though those Absinthe Frappés were another matter. After taking on fuel, the party moved out into the French Quarter hunting for modes of intoxication "more exotic," meaning, if you pushed it, some form of zombie powder.

(p. 368, Against The Day)

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 09:08 AM

Quite a few Absinthe references in the Quaternion party section of "Against the Day" around page 529.

Even a description of Hemingway's "Death in the Afternoon" cocktail later in the chapter.
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Posted 18 May 2007 - 07:42 PM

Must... resist.... zombie powder...
"If I can't drink, I don't want to be in your revolution ..."
-- Emma Goldman

"Beneath the stars there are the bars that serve the bitter drink..."
-- Be Bop Deluxe ("Life in the Air Age" from the "Sunburst Finish" album)


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