Pynchon Character Names

A Dictionary

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About the Book

The dictionary lists each character from Pynchon’s fiction up through his most recent novel, including the most likely etymology of each name. In addition, the thorough introduction examines Pynchon’s character names as a part of his greater literary strategy, establishing a set of categories through which most of the names may be understood.

About the Author(s)

Patrick Hurley’s articles have appeared in Pynchon Notes and MidAmerica. He lives, writes, and teaches in Saint Louis, Missouri.

Bibliographic Details

Patrick Hurley
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 207
Bibliographic Info: bibliography
Copyright Date: 2008
pISBN: 978-0-7864-3458-9
eISBN: 978-1-4766-1281-2
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vii

A Note on Citation      x

Abbreviations      xi

Preface      1

Introduction      3

The Dictionary      13

Bibliography      183