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Daniel T. Maddox
Evergreen State College (Olympia, WA 98505-0001)

Thomas Pynchon Project

To analyze thoroughly the historical, scientific, and "cultural" data contained in Thomas Pynchon's two major novels--Gravity's Rainbow and V. To establish a baseline for understanding Pynchon by determining the authenticity of historical and scientific fact in the novels, and the uses to which the facts or pseudo-facts have been put in the novels. Neither of these novels has been given a thorough analysis of this kind.

Project fields:
American Literature

Younger Scholars, 2/76 - 2/85

Public Programs

Total amounts:
$3,948 (approved)
$3,948 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1975 – 7/31/1975