A Short Note on Pynchon's Sources for "The Firm"



As a backdrop to the multiple conspiracies in Gravity's Rainbow, "The Firm" is a silent presence on almost every page of the book. A world-spanning net of political and financial power, it has been recognized as Pynchon's metaphor for the political and technocratic apparatus of our time. My presentation of a text which Pynchon might well have used as a source for his concept of lithe Firm" will only confirm this interpretation, providing some more clues as to Pynchon's intentions for the use of the concept.


How to Cite: Berressem, H. (1984) “A Short Note on Pynchon's Sources for "The Firm"”, Pynchon Notes.(15). doi: