A Gravity's Rainbow Companion: Sources and Contexts for Pynchon's Novel

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University of Georgia Press, 1988 - 345 pages
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Steven provides a page-by-page, often line-by-line, guide to the welter of historical references, scientific data, cultural fragments, anthropological research, jokes and puns around which Pynchon wove his novel. This is a guide book to one of the most important, and intractable, literary works of our time.
 

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Review: A Gravity's Rainbow Companion: Sources and Contexts for Pynchon's Novel

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Review: A Gravity's Rainbow Companion: Sources and Contexts for Pynchon's Novel

User Review  - Dean C. Moore - Goodreads

A not half bad guide to Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon. Though, be forewarned that this guide just makes the book slightly less impenetrable. Without a history degree (with the associated ... Read full review

Contents

Part 1
31
Un Perm au Casino Hermann
103
In the Zone I
147
The Counterforce I
261
Bibliography
317
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Steven Weisenburger, professor of English and co-director of the Program in American Culture at the University of Kentucky, is the author of "Fables of Subversion: Satire and the American Novel "and "A "Gravity's Rainbow" Companion,"

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