Reading: Pynchon's Parker Passage: A Source and Sound Analysis

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Pynchon's Parker Passage: A Source and Sound Analysis

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Gerhard Westerath

Mainz
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In his influential article on the encyclopedic character of Gravity's Rainbow, Edward Mendelsonchallenges readers to look for background material which Pynchon used for the construction of his book. Mendelson himself not only identifies the source for one "local cluster of data," the NTA episode, but also explicates the author's mays of adapting such material to his own purposes. Here I want to present another case where Pynchon uses a—more or less obscure—source to add yet another voice to the polyphony of voicesthat makes up Gravity's Rainbow.
How to Cite: Westerath, G., (1987). Pynchon's Parker Passage: A Source and Sound Analysis. Pynchon Notes. (20-21), pp.109–114. DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/pn.339
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Published on 22 Sep 1987.
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