05.01: Bleeding Edge
We kick off Season Five with an introduction to Thomas Pynchon’s most recent novel, Bleeding Edge. We then have a look at the first two chapters. Enjoy!
For the next episode, we’ll look at chapters three through five.
NB: This season’s outro music was composed by Bo and Aug.
Paola mentions a style of women’s fashion called Boho or Boho-chic. You can learn more about it here.
Pynchon mentions Crazy Eddie, famed NYC stereo salesman from the 80s. You can see one of his commercials here.
Bo excerpts a bit from Pynchon’s essay “Is It O.K. To Be a Luddite?” You can read the essay at the New York Times Archives.