Much critical exegesis of Gravity's Rainbow ultimately registers the cultural and social shifts dramatized by Pynchon's novel in American terms. European history is measured by its impact on American culture. This is a consensual reading vindicated by the destination of the final V-2 rocket, the Orpheus movie theatre in Los Angeles. There is too much Pynchon criticism to summarise here, but two examples will indicate this Americanist critical tendency.
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Crownshaw, R., (1998). Gravity's Rainbow: Pynchon's Holocaust Allegory. Pynchon Notes. (42-43), pp.199–212. DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/pn.149