Thomas pynchon's V. is, among other things, a lament over the separation of the physical from the metaphysical in modern existence. To use D. H. Lawrence's terms from Studies in Classic American Literature, V. is a parodic narrative about those "post-mortem effects" which follow Moby-Dick, such as the "ghoulish" quality evident in Whitman's poetry.
How to Cite: Campbell, E . (1988) “Metaphor and V.: Metaphysics in the Mirror”, Pynchon Notes. doi: 10.16995/pn.316