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New PDF release: A Gravity's Rainbow Companion: Sources and Contexts for

By Steven C. Weisenburger

ISBN-10: 0820328073

ISBN-13: 9780820328072

including a few 20 percentage to the unique content material, it is a thoroughly up-to-date variation of the essential consultant to Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow. Steven Weisenburger takes the reader web page by way of web page, usually line through line, in the course of the welter of old references, medical info, cultural fragments, anthropological study, jokes, and puns round which Pynchon wove his tale. Weisenburger absolutely annotates Pynchon's use of languages starting from Russian and Hebrew to such subdialects of English as Forties road speak, drug lingo, and army slang in addition to the extra vague terminology of black magic, Rosicrucianism, and Pavlovian psychology. The significant other additionally finds the underlying association of Gravity's Rainbow-how the book's myriad references shape styles of which means and constitution that experience eluded either admirers and critics of the novel.

The better half is keyed to the pages of the valuable American variants of Gravity's Rainbow: Viking/Penguin (1973), Bantam (1974), and the particular, repaginated Penguin paperback (2000) honoring the unconventional as one in all twenty "Great Books of the 20th Century."

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