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The Great Mirror of Same-Sex Love - Prose - 54. Thomas Pynchon "To Love Decently"

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To Love Decently

 

In the trenches of the First World War, English men came to love one another decently, without shame or make-believe, under the easy likelihoods of their sudden deaths, and to find in the faces of other young men evidence of otherworldly visits; some poor hope that may have helped redeem even mud, shit, the decaying pieces of human meat . . . .

It was the end of the world, it was total revolution […] while Europe died meanly in its own wastes, men loved.

—Thomas Pynchon,[i]

1973

 

 

 


[i] “To Love Decently” Thomas Pynchon Gravity’s Rainbow: A Novel (New York 1973), p. 718

https://archive.org/details/gravitysrainbow00pync/page/718/mode/2up

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3 hours ago, Parker Owens said:

I wonder how Pynchon would write about our own age? 

Probably in much the same terms

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