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Gravity's Rainbow | Study Guide

Thomas Pynchon

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Overview

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Author

Thomas Pynchon

Year Published

1973

Type

Novel

Genre

Comedy, Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

An omniscient narrator relates the events in Gravity's Rainbow. This narrative choice allows the author to provide a sprawling view of World War II (1939–45).

Tense

Gravity's Rainbow is told in the present and past tense.

About the Title

The title Gravity's Rainbow refers to the arc of the German V-2 rocket in flight. The Germans used the V-2 weapon during World War II. Fuel propels the V-2 rocket up and then gravity pulls it down, creating a curved path. The title compares the V-2 rocket's path made by the force of gravity to a rainbow.

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