By J. Kerry Grant
To the uninitiated, Thomas Pynchon’s V. turns out to defy comprehension with its open-ended and fragmented narrative, large solid of characters (some a hundred and fifty of them), and wide selection of frequently vague references. J. Kerry Grant’s Companion to “V.” takes us throughout the novel bankruptcy by means of bankruptcy, breaking via its daunting floor via summarizing occasions and clarifying Pynchon’s many allusions. The Companion attracts largely from current severe and explicative paintings on V. to indicate the variety of interpretations that the radical can support.
The countless numbers of notes that include the Companion are keyed to the 3 most generally brought up variants of V. so much notes are interpretive, yet a few additionally offer old and cultural contexts or aid to resurrect different nuances of that means. since it doesn't represent a selected “reading” of, or “take” on, the unconventional, the Companion will attract quite a lot of clients. instead of trying to make ultimate feel of the radical, the Companion exposes and demystifies Pynchon’s reason to play with our traditional attitudes approximately fiction.
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It seems when the priest/V is dismantled, an old mechanist world-view is dismantled, replaced by a statistics/relativity/quantum theory based view—even more insidiously in Their service, but not as easy to 'grip/ Stencil jr, born 1901, chronicles the death/dismantling of V, and the Victorian world, and of course also helps to establish continuity, and shows what does not 'die7" (Hartwin A. Gebhardt, Pynchon List, December 30, 1995). 5 the century's child Cooley is reminded of this passage from The Education of Henry Adams: "The child born in 1900 would .
Eliot's 'hollow man'" (112). 24 Being born. That's all you have to do Paola's pessimism here reaches its nadir. By the end of the novel she will have recovered enough equanimity to offer Pappy Hod at least the possibility of a lasting marriage. 2I Kilroy "During World War II, the phrase 'Kilroy was here7 was found written up wherever the Americans (particularly Air Transport Command) had been. Like CHAD in Britain its origin is a matter of conjecture. One suggestion is that a certain shipyard inspector at Quincy, Mass, chalked up the words on equipment he had inspected" ("Kilroy," Brewer's Dictionary}.
3). In the immediate context, the obviously negative connotations of this dark, faceless figure are compounded through the association Profane makes with Rachel Owlglass's preoccupation with her MG. Pig too is playing with an inanimate machine. 23 Rachel Owlglass It has been noted that Rachel's last name would be "Eulenspiegel" in German, but there seems little to be gained from the implied association with the German peasant trickster of that name. Richter points out that the biblical Rachel was the mother of Benjamin (118).