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Inherent Vice

Inherent Vice
Author: Thomas Pynchon
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448103908
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Read the cult classic behind the major new film starring Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon and Josh Brolin. Part noir, part psychedelic romp, all Thomas Pynchon - private eye Doc Sportello comes, occasionally, out of a marijuana haze to watch the end of an era as free love slips away and paranoia creeps in with the L.A. fog. It's been awhile since Doc Sportello has seen his ex-girlfriend. Suddenly out of nowhere she shows up with a story about a plot to kidnap a billionaire land developer whom she just happens to be in love with. Easy for her to say. It's the tail end of the psychedelic sixties in L.A., and Doc knows that 'love' is another of those words going around at the moment, like 'trip' or 'groovy', except that this one usually leads to trouble. Despite which he soon finds himself drawn into a bizarre tangle of motives and passions whose cast of characters includes surfers, hustlers, dopers and rockers, a murderous loan shark, a tenor sax player working undercover, an ex-con with a swastika tattoo and a fondness for Ethel Merman, and a mysterious entity known as the Golden Fang, which may only be a tax dodge set up by some dentists. In this lively yarn, Thomas Pynchon, working in an unaccustomed genre, provides a classic illustration of the principle that if you can remember the sixties, you weren't there...or...if you were there, then you...or, wait, is it...
Inherent Vice
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Thomas Pynchon
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-03-02 - Publisher: Random House
Read the cult classic behind the major new film starring Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon and Josh Brolin. Part noir, part psychedelic romp, all Thomas Pynchon - private eye Doc Sportello comes, occasionally, out of a marijuana haze to watch the end of an era as free love slips away and paranoia creeps in with the L.A. fog. It's been awhile since Doc Sportello has seen his ex-girlfriend. Suddenly out of nowhere she shows up with a story about a plot to kidnap a billionaire land developer whom she just happens to be in love with. Easy for her to say. It's the tail end of the psychedelic sixties in L.A., and Doc knows that 'love' is another of those words going around at the moment, like 'trip' or 'groovy', except that this one usually leads to trouble. Despite which he soon finds himself drawn into a bizarre tangle of motives and passions whose cast of characters includes surfers, hustlers, dopers and rockers, a murderous loan shark, a tenor sax player working undercover, an ex-con with a swastika tattoo and a fondness for Ethel Merman, and a mysterious entity known as the Golden Fang, which may only be a tax dodge
Inherent vice - Natürliche Mängel
Language: de
Pages:
Authors: Thomas Pynchon
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015 - Publisher:
Books about Inherent vice - Natürliche Mängel
Inherent Vice
Language: en
Pages: 346
Authors: Lucas Hilderbrand
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-05-07 - Publisher: Duke University Press
In an age of digital technology and renewed anxiety about media piracy, Inherent Vice revisits the recent analog past with an eye-opening exploration of the aesthetic and legal innovations of home video. Analog videotape was introduced to consumers as a blank format, essentially as a bootleg technology, for recording television without permission. The studios initially resisted VCRs and began legal action to oppose their marketing. In turn, U.S. courts controversially reinterpreted copyright law to protect users’ right to record, while content owners eventually developed ways to exploit the video market. Lucas Hilderbrand shows how videotape and fair use offer essential lessons relevant to contemporary progressive media policy. Videotape not only radically changed how audiences accessed the content they wanted and loved but also altered how they watched it. Hilderbrand develops an aesthetic theory of analog video, an “aesthetics of access” most boldly embodied by bootleg videos. He contends that the medium specificity of videotape becomes most apparent through repeated duplication, wear, and technical failure; video’s visible and audible degeneration signals its uses for legal transgressions and illicit pleasures. Bringing formal and cultural analysis into dialogue with industrial history and case law, Hilderbrand examines four decades of often overlooked histories of
Natürliche Mängel
Language: de
Pages: 480
Authors: Thomas Pynchon
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-10-01 - Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
Philip Marlowe in Schlaghosen. Kalifornien 1970: Der junge Hippie-Detektiv Doc Sportello erhält den Auftrag, beim Bodyguard eines Immobilienhais Schulden einzutreiben. Als Doc aus einem neongrellen Marihuana-Rausch erwacht, kreist allerdings das Gesicht von Lieutenant Bigfoot Bjornsen über ihm. Die Leiche des Bodyguards neben ihm sieht aus wie ein frisch geschlachteter Truthahn. Der Immobilienhai ist entführt, und Bigfoot, der Leuten gern seine Stacheldrahtsammlung zeigt, mag keine Hippies ... Pynchon, der «Shakespeare der Popkultur» (Welt) schreibt über Verbrecher und Surfer, Manson und Nixon, über das Ende des Summer of Love und die Geburt des Internets. «Das zugänglichste Werk des größten amerikanischen Autors der Gegenwart, die perfekte Einstiegsdroge.» (Stern) «Einer der besten Pynchon-Romane.» (NZZ)
Inherent Vice
Language: en
Pages: 431
Authors: Thomas Pynchon
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-06-13 - Publisher: Penguin
Part noir, part psychedelic romp, all Thomas Pynchon--Private eye Doc Sportello surfaces, occasionally, out of a marijuana haze to watch the end of an era In this lively yarn, Thomas Pynchon, working in an unaccustomed genre that is at once exciting and accessible, provides a classic illustration of the principle that if you can remember the sixties, you weren't there. It's been a while since Doc Sportello has seen his ex- girlfriend. Suddenly she shows up with a story about a plot to kidnap a billionaire land developer whom she just happens to be in love with. It's the tail end of the psychedelic sixties in L.A., and Doc knows that "love" is another of those words going around at the moment, like "trip" or "groovy," except that this one usually leads to trouble. Undeniably one of the most influential writers at work today, Pynchon has penned another unforgettable book.
Perils of the Seas and Inherent Vice in Marine Insurance Law
Language: en
Pages: 198
Authors: Ayça Uçar
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-10-28 - Publisher: Routledge
The Supreme Court ruling in Global Process System Inc. v Syarikat Takaful Malaysia Berhad (The Cendor MOPU) created a shock wave in the London marine insurance market, as the Supreme Court decision changed the boundaries of doctrine with respect to the meaning of ‘perils of the sea’ and ‘inherent vice’. Both phrases play an important role in the insurance market, affecting both assureds and insurers and their respective interests under all classes of marine insurance policies. This book reviews the origin of the clauses ‘perils of the sea’ and ‘inherent vice’ by tracing back through the early cases in order to understand the origin and noting how and why the changes occurred. It will examine how the law has been developed in the recent cases and discuss whether the Supreme Court case The Cendor MOPU has overruled the previous cases in terms of the clauses ‘inherent vice’ and ‘perils of the sea’. Considering the impact of The Cendor MOPU decision with respect to the Marine Insurance Act 1906, as well as the standard Institute Cargo Clauses, it evaluates whether the decision is consistent with these things and discusses the effect of the decision on recent cases and on the insurance
The Counterforce: Thomas Pynchon's Inherent Vice (...Afterwords)
Language: en
Pages: 190
Authors: J. M. Tyree
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-03-16 - Publisher: Fiction Advocate
Literary Nonfiction. Thomas Pynchon's cult detective novel, Inherent Vice, depicts drug-addled private investigator "Doc" Sportello, a leftover of 1960s idealism, on an errant quest to decipher the disappearance of a real estate tycoon. As in his other books, Pynchon imagines a "counterforce" of marginalized dreamers and weirdos seeking a more humane world. Tracing Inherent Vice's hilariously tangled plotlines and its hallucinatory prose, J. M. Tyree explores the clues that link a paranoiac thriller set in Nixon-era Los Angeles to toxic national myths that define America today. Tyree arranges each chapter after something Pynchon stands against--werewolves, sobriety, linear time, Hollywood--and defends the liberties taken in Paul Thomas Anderson's film of Inherent Vice. If, as Pynchon suggests, another past is possible, then perhaps a different future is possible. A lucid guide to Pynchon's idiosyncratic historical fiction, THE COUNTERFORCE argues that facts alone cannot save us. We need better stories.
Inherent Vice
Language: en
Pages: 127
Authors: Paul Thomas Anderson
Categories: Motion picture plays
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013 - Publisher:
Unmarked screenplay, dated FINAL SHOOTING SCRIPT August 7, 2013. Joaquin Phoenix stars as a Southern California detective hired to search for a former girlfriend who has disappeared. Released by Warner Bros. Dec. 12, 2014.
Inherent Vice
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Paul Thomas Anderson
Categories: Crime films
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015 - Publisher:
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Law of Marine Insurance
Language: en
Pages: 704
Authors: Susan Hodges
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996-04-04 - Publisher: Cavendish Publishing
First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.