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A Gravity's Rainbow Companion : Sources and Contexts for Pynchon's Novel
by Steven C. Weisenburger


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Adding some 20 percent to the original content, this is a completely updated edition of Steven Weisenburger's indispensable guide to Thomas Pynchon's "Gravity's Rainbow." Weisenburger takes the reader page by page, often line by line, through the welter of historical references, scientific data, cultural fragments, anthropological research, jokes, and puns around which Pynchon wove his story.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Adding some 20 percent to the original content, this is a completely updated edition of Steven Weisenburger's indispensable guide to Thomas Pynchon's "Gravity's Rainbow." Weisenburger takes the reader page by page, often line by line, through the welter of historical references, scientific data, cultural fragments, anthropological research, jokes, and puns around which Pynchon wove his story. Weisenburger fully annotates Pynchon's use of languages ranging from Russian and Hebrew to such subdialects of English as 1940s street talk, drug lingo, and military slang as well as the more obscure terminology of black magic, Rosicrucianism, and Pavlovian psychology. The "Companion" also reveals the underlying organization of "Gravity's Rainbow"--how the book's myriad references form patterns of meaning and structure that have eluded both admirers and critics of the novel.

"The Companion" is keyed to the pages of the principal American editions of "Gravity's Rainbow" Viking/Penguin (1973), Bantam (1974), and the special, repaginated Penguin paperback (2000) honoring the novel as one of twenty "Great Books of the Twentieth Century."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780820328072
  • ISBN-10: 0820328073
  • Publisher: University of Georgia Press
  • Publish Date: November 2006
  • Page Count: 412


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