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The Gravity S Rainbow Handbook A Key To The Thomas Pynchon Novel

Author : Robert Crayola
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Thomas Pynchon has a reputation as a "difficult" author -- but he doesn't have to be! With this new guide, Gravity's Rainbow can be understood by the average reader. Included are: a chapter-by-chapter summary and commentary on the story, a thorough description of all major characters, a biography of Pynchon, suggestions for essay topics, and much more. This guide is guaranteed help you finish and make sense of Gravity's Rainbow -- all in a concise and easy-to-read format. Whether you are totally new to the book or just want to deepen your understanding, this guide will save you hours of struggle and frustration.

A Study Guide For Thomas Pynchon S Gravity S Rainbow

Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN : 9781410347312
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A Study Guide for Thomas Pynchon's "Gravity's Rainbow," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

A Gravity S Rainbow Companion

Author : Steven C. Weisenburger
ISBN : 0820337641
Genre : Literary Criticism
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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 Weisenburger takes the reader page by page, often line by line, through the welter of historical references, scientific data, cultural fragments, anthropological research, jokes, and puns around which Pynchon wove his story. 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."

A Reader S Guide To Gravity S Rainbow

Author : Douglas Fowler
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A Gravity S Rainbow Companion

Author : Steven Weisenburger
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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.

Gravity S Rainbow Domination And Freedom

Author : Luc Herman
ISBN : 9780820345956
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Thomas Pynchon

Author : Harold Bloom
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Presents a collection of critical essays on the works of Thomas Pynchon.

Approaches To Gravity S Rainbow

Author : Charles Clerc
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Beginning with an introduction summarizing critical reaction to Pynchon's fiction and to Gravity's Rainbow in particular, this volume contains eight original essays exploring different aspects of the novel. Alan Friedman provides a guide to the novel's use of statistics and post-Newtonian physics and Khachig Toloyan examines Pynchon's use of history. Charles Cler explores the author's use of film; Joseph Slade discusses his treatment of religion, psychology, sex and love; Raymond Olderman discusses Pynchon's contrast of freak and straight world views; James Earl writes on Pynchon's opposition of rational and intuitive epistemologies in the novel; Charles Russell on Pynchon's portrayal of the limitations of the language systems and Roger Henkle on comedy. ISBN 0-8242-0337-X : $25.00.

The Cambridge Companion To Thomas Pynchon

Author : Inger H. Dalsgaard
ISBN : 9780521769747
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This essential Companion to Thomas Pynchon provides all the necessary tools to unlock the challenging fiction of this postmodern master.

A Study Guide For Thomas Pynchon S The Crying Of Lot 49

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ISBN : 9781410321039
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A study guide for Thomas Pynchon's "The Crying of Lot 49", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students series. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Thomas Pynchon

Author : Tony Tanner
ISBN : 9781000649925
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Thomas Pynchon is now recognized as a major contemporary novelist and perhaps the most important American writer since Melville. His work is both richly imaginative and amazingly erudite and can be compared, in its complexity, linguistic playfulness and experimentation and wealth of allusion, to the work of James Joyce. Aspects of history, psychology, technology and science, cultural and political movements, problems of identity and society and the status and function of fiction and narrative in the modern world are all dramatized with extraordinary wit and power. Tony Tanner provides a brief, comprehensive introduction to his work. Against the background of Pynchon the man, this book, originally published in 1982, examines in detail his early short stories (some of which are not easily accessible) and offers a guide to the reading of his novels, V., The Crying of Lot 49 and Gravity’s Rainbow. Many of Pynchon’s recurrent themes, from entropy and information theory to his interest in the operations and divisions of power in the world since the Second World War, are considered. Finally, Tony Tanner places Pynchon and his work in a broader cultural and literary context.

Mortality And Mercy In Vienna

Author : Thomas Pynchon
ISBN : STANFORD:36105008596152
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Research Guide To Biography And Criticism

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Vols. I-II: 325 British, American and Canadian poets and novelists from Beowulf to the present.--Vol. III: 139 world dramatists from the Greeks to the present.--Vol. IV: 1990 Update.--Vols. V-VI: 127 Contemporary writers.

Sm In Postmodern America

Author : Marie Franco
ISBN : OCLC:1125325379
Genre : American literature
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By recuperating a body of literature that has been overlooked in both literary studies and queer theory—the essays, pornography, educational texts, and memoir produced by and for queer SM practitioners from the 1960s through the late 1990s—and linking it to canonical representations of sadomasochism in postmodern fiction, this study initiates a new understanding of SM that emphasizes its queer potentiality and productive possibilities, as opposed to the disruptive and abstract qualities emphasized in previous scholarship. In doing so, SM in Postmodern America reimagines the significance of embodied erotic practice in literature, in queer theory, and in culture.

Thomas Pynchon

Author : Clifford Mead
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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Thomas Pynchon has received an unparalleled amount of criticism in the twenty-five years since the publication of his first novel: two dozen books, dozens of chapters in other books, hundreds of articles, even his own journal. No other novelist has generated as much criticism in as short a time, making Clifford Mead's bibliography a welcome and indispensable guide. Section one catalogues Pynchon's own writings--books, magazine contributions, reprints, translations, and piracies--while section two offers an exhaustive listing of virtually everything that had been written on Pynchon by 1989. Two special sections enhance the value of this book: one reprints Pynchon's dozen or so endorsements written for other books--most inaccessible or out-of-print--while the other reprints Pynchon's hitherto unknown contributions to his high school newspaper. The book is illustrated throughout with photographs of dust jacket covers (including a trial cover for Gravity's Rainbow), rare ephemera, and pictures of the young Pynchon from his high school yearbook.

Thomas Pynchon S Gravity S Rainbow

Author : Charles Hohmann
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This study delineates what can be called the conceptual structure of Gravity's Rainbow and analyzes it in terms of Rilke's Duinesian Elegies, a text which was a major influence on Pynchon's novel.

Pynchon Notes

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The Dk Handbook

Author : Anne Frances Wysocki
ISBN : UCSC:32106018870029
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Transforming student and instructor expectations for textbooks, The DK Handbook presents information in newly accessible, scientifically tested, and student-friendly ways. Never before seen in the handbook market, The DK Handbook’s design is a true marriage of visual and textual content, in which each topic is presented in self-contained, two-page spreads for at-a-glance referencing. Explanations are concise and “chunked” to be more approachable and appealing for today’s readers, and accompanying visuals truly teach – making concepts and processes visible to students. The ground-breaking layout creates a consistent look and feel that helps students connect with the material, find information, and recognize solutions to writing problems they often don’t have names for.

Prose Style A Handbook For Writers

Author : Wilfred Healey Stone
ISBN : 0070617325
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The New Guide To Modern World Literature

Author : Martin Seymour-Smith
ISBN : 0872260003
Genre : Literature, Modern
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Discusses, country-by-country the best modern novelists, playwrights, poets and writers, looks at their most important works, and assesses their place in literature

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