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By J. Kerry Grant

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To the uninitiated, Thomas Pynchon’s V. turns out to defy comprehension with its open-ended and fragmented narrative, large solid of characters (some one hundred fifty of them), and wide variety of frequently imprecise references. J. Kerry Grant’s Companion to “V.” takes us during the novel bankruptcy through bankruptcy, breaking via its daunting floor by way of summarizing occasions and clarifying Pynchon’s many allusions. The Companion attracts widely from current severe and explicative paintings on V. to signify the diversity of interpretations that the unconventional can support.

The enormous quantities of notes that contain the Companion are keyed to the 3 most generally stated variations of V. so much notes are interpretive, yet a few additionally offer old and cultural contexts or aid to resurrect different nuances of that means. since it doesn't represent a specific “reading” of, or “take” on, the radical, the Companion will entice quite a lot of clients. instead of trying to make ultimate feel of the radical, the Companion exposes and demystifies Pynchon’s purpose to play with our traditional attitudes approximately fiction.

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34) and he is obliged to admit responsibility for having failed her. 2), which Rachel has tried in vain to preserve. 10) which has come to symbolize the narrow confines of his schlemihl's world has already prepared us for this moment when he envisages the possibility of an alternative domain beneath the surface of the dream street. Like most of the novel's other motifs, however, this opposition of the two realms is not without ambiguity. 28n) and Profane may indeed use a shotgun there without killing himself, we would do well to remember the possibility that Fausto's distinction C H A P T E R ONE 21 holds good only "in dreams/' and that Profane's time in the sewers is of limited duration.

After a special blessing is recited, the mezuzah is firmly fixed to the main doorpost of the home (to the right as one enters)" ("mezuzah," Britannica Online). 14 the sizzle of chang music Da Conho is probably imagining here the sound of a small dulcimer, an instrument that would have found its way to the Middle East in the hands of Russian Jews. 34 Love for an object, this was new to him Given Profane's fearfulness in the face of the inanimate, this is hardly surprising. Da Conho's obsession with the machine gun and Rachel's with her MG are in a sense merely preparatory, laying the thematic groundwork for our encounter with the more complex fetishism of the lady V.

I5 like a littered beach "Although the beach image suggests that the bums and old ladies have actually gone somewhere, Pynchon assures us that they have not. 3n] has been eclipsed: the affluent have 'filled the limits of that world/ that is, defined it according to their own limited experience, then moved on without even having recognized the existence of an alterity whose definition of 'The Situation7 it has occluded" (Holton 329). 22 the coming on of a falling season Simon picks up on the suggestion here of a decline—the movement from a world filled with "a sense of summer and life" to one which anticipates winter (174).

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