• Metaphor and V.: Metaphysics in the Mirror

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    Metaphor and V.: Metaphysics in the Mirror

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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.

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Campbell E., (1988) “Metaphor and V.: Metaphysics in the Mirror”, Pynchon Notes 0(0). p.57-69. doi: https://doi.org/10.16995/pn.316

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21 Sep 1988