A "Gravity's Rainbow" Companion

Sources and Contexts for Pynchon's Novel

by: Steven Weisenburger

A "Gravity's Rainbow" Companion
Author: Steven Weisenburger

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

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Publication date: 15 November 2006 (REV)

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ISBN: 0820328111 ISBN 13: 9780820328119 This product is the new edition of: "Gravity's Rainbow" Companion (1988)

A "Gravity's Rainbow" Companion by Steven Weisenburger

Serves as a guide to Thomas Pynchon's "Gravity's Rainbow". This title takes the reader page by page, often line by line, through the welter of historical references, scientific data, cultural fragments, anthropological research, jokes, and puns around which Pynchon wove his story. Top page

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 Steven Weisenburger takes the reader page by page, often line by line, through the welter of historical references, scientific data, cultural fragments, anthropological research, jokes, and puns around which Pynchon wove his story.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

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Publisher & Imprint: University of Georgia Press

Edition details 2nd Revised edition

City: Georgia

Edition: REV

Pages: 416

More info: height 299 mm width 152 mm weight 721 gr thickness 36 mm

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Age recommended: General/trade

Subject Indexing & Classification Dewey:(DC22) 813.54 Library of Congress Subject: Pynchon, Thomas

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