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Gloomy Gus is a Bergsonian machine, totally bound by behavioural routines, and his inability to think rather than follow a rehearsed routine causes his death.
Morace in particular argues that Coover's fiction revolves around the conflict between pattern-keeper and pattern-breaker, and quotes the sculptor Meyer in Gloomy Gus as saying that the real object of a game is the 'sudden burst of freedom' (Gloomy Gus, p.
(11) This motif is found in The Origin of the Brunists, Universal Baseball Association, 'The Kid', The Public Burning, A Political Fable, Pinocchio in Venice, John's Wife, Ghost Town, plus lesser variations in 'Morris in Chains', 'Panel Game', Whatever Happened to Gloomy Gus of the Chicago Bears?, and Gerald's Party.