False self and false elements of the self haunt John Barth's Chimera and Thomas Pynchon's V. In both is the ultimate betrayal of the body, the sexual self; in both is the false, unnatural, substitution of the false for the true limbs, eyes, teeth; in both is the betrayal of the body unused, the atrophying of the self.
How to Cite:
Howe D. E., (1992) “The Power of Love in Chimera and V”, Pynchon Notes 0(0). p.165-171. doi: https://doi.org/10.16995/pn.239