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The Power of Love in Chimera and V

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Darcy E. Howe

Lehigh University
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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. (30-31), pp.165–171. DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/pn.239
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Published on 22 Sep 1992.
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