I’ll be adding to these and then doing more the next time (?!) I read Gravity’s Rainbow.*
Pages 82-83: The White Visitation, etc.
Page 103: Black Markets, King Kong, etc.
Pages 148-49: Preterite/Elect, Lurianic Kabbalah, Uncanny X-Men, etc.
Page 203: Rainbows, Fuck-yous, Plastic Man, etc.
Pages 204-05: Paper, mise en abyme, a silkenness of girls, etc.
Page 256: “Real America,” Hughes contra Whitman, BANZAI!, etc.
Pages 257-58: The War, nimbus clouds, Zoot Suit Riot!, etc.
Page 299: Tannhäuser, horny expectations, etc.
Page 364: Knights and fools, dendrites and axons, etc.
Pages 412-13: Ouroboros, organic chemistry, tarot, etc.
Page 419: Innocence, experience, Wm Blake, Wagner’s Ring cycle, etc.
Page 539: Critical Mass, Weismann’s tarot reading, Rilke, hymns, etc.
[Ed. note–I published these links to my notes, riffs, and images connected to a re-reading of Gravity’s Rainbow back in November of 2016. Today marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Pynchon’s great novel.]
1 thought on “Gravity’s Rainbow annotations (so far)”
Man… always will be a favorite.