Pynchon Character Names: A Dictionary
McFarland & Company, Publishers, 2008 - 195 sider
"This book aims to be the definitive guide to character names in Pynchon's fictional works, gathering any existing commentary and offering new readings on the character nomenclature in Pynchon's novels and short fiction. The dictionary lists each characte
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