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An Index to Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow

Part One. Beyond the Zero

Episode 3 (17-19)

Teddy Bloat’s on his lunch hour, but lunch today’ll be, ack, a soggy banana sandwich in wax paper, which he’s packing inside his stylish kan-garoohide musette bag and threaded around the odd necessities—midget spy camera, jar of mustache wax, tin of licorice, menthol and capsicum Meloids for a Mellow Voice, gold rim prescription sunglasses General MacArthur style, twin silver airbrushes each in the shape of the flaming SHAEF sword, which Mother had Garrard’s make up for him and which he considers exquisite.

Gravity's Rainbow, p. 17

1942
3: 18 Span | Year
(8:20)
3: 17 (- and other mythical hours) Span | Time
90°
3: 18 Measure | Mathematics
ACHTUNG
3: 17, 18, 19 Agencies | United Kingdom
Alice
3: 19 Figures | Slothrop
Allied Clearing House, Technical Units, Northern Germany
3: 17 Organisation | Germany
American
3: 17 (- bombers), 18 (an - colleague), 18 Nationality | United States
Anne
3: 18 (-s) Figures | Slothrop
ATS (= Auxiliary Territorial Service)
3: 17 (- girl) United Kingdom
banana-sandwich
3: 18 (- cushions) Orthography Banana Breakfast | London
Blackpool-Preston North End game
3: 19 Sport | United Kingdom
Bloat
3: 17, 18, 19 Last Name Characters | United Kingdom
Caroline
3: 18 (-s) Figures | Slothrop
Charles
3: 19 ( the homosexual constable) Figures | London
Covent Garden
3: 19 Borough | London
"Darlene"
3: 19 Figures | Slothrop
Delores
3: 19 Figures | Slothrop
Elizabeth
3: 18 (-s) Figures | Slothrop
ETO (=European Theatre of Operations)
3: 18 Description | World War II
F.O.
3: 18 Agencies | United Kingdom
Flying Fortress
3: 18 Planes | World War II
G-2
3: 18 (Weekly Intelligence Summaries from -) Agencies | United Kingdom
g-loads
3: 19 Capitalised Force | Gravity
Garrard's
3: 17 Department Store | London
General Douglas MacArthur
3: 17 Military | United States
George Formby
3: 18 (a sort of American -) Performer | United Kingdom
German
3: 18 (a dictiomary of technical -) Nationality | Germany
girl-chasing
3: 19 Orthography Activity | Sex
Gladys
3: 19 Figures | Background
Gloria
3: 19 (- and her nubile mother) Figures | Slothrop
gold-rim
3: 17 (- prescription sunglasses) Orthography Anorganic | Colours
good-natured
3: 17 Orthography Emotion | Life
Grosvenor Square
3: 17 Square | London
Hampstead Heath
3: 19 Location/Around the World | United Kingdom
hard-to-get
3: 18 (- heliotrope) Orthography Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
Household Milk
3: 18 Food and Drinks | United Kingdom
Jesus College
3: 17 Higher Education | United Kingdom
"Johnny Doughboy Found a Rose in Ireland"
3: 18 Song/Music | Ireland
Judy
3: 19 Figures | Slothrop
Katherine
3: 19 Figures | Background
Kreml
3: 18 (an empty - hair tonic bottle) Hair | Bodies
London
3: 18 (a map of -) City/Around the World | United Kingdom
Lorraine
3: 19 Figures | Slothrop
Lt. Oliver Mucker-Maffick
3: 17 (with nick name) Characters | The Zone
Lt. Tyrone Slothrop
3: 18 (an American colleague, -) Characters | Slothrop
Lt. Tyrone Slothrop
3: 18 (-'s [desk] is a godawful mess), 18 (-'s mother, Naline), 18 (-'s a faithful reader [of The News of the World]), 18 (-'s [...] map of London), 19 (-s map), 19 Last Name Characters | Slothrop
Maria
3: 18 (-s) Figures | Slothrop
Massachusetts
3: 18 State/Around the World | United States
Mayfair
3: 19 Borough | London
Meloids for a Mellow Voice
3: 17 Candy | London
Mother
2*, first 3: 17 ([Teddy Bloat's] -) Functions | Family
Nalline
3: 18 (Thayer's Slippery Elm Throat Lozenges, sent by -, Slothrop's mother) Characters | Slothrop
News of the World
3: 18 Paper/Texts | London
Northern
3: 17 Direction | Planet Earth
Nugget
3: 18 (- shoe polish) Brand | United States
Oxford
3: 17 City/Around the World | United Kingdom
Oxford Street
3: 17 Street/Around the World | London
pin-up girl
3: 18 Orthography Image | Sex
rocket-bomb disasters
3: 19 Orthography Events | Rockets
Sally
3: 19 (a couple of -s) Figures | Slothrop
scuffed-cream
3: 18 (- fiberboard walls) Orthography Description | Colours
SHAEF
3: 17 Organisation | World War II
Shirley
3: 19 Figures | Slothrop
"Silent Night"
3: 19 (a naughty version of -) Song/Music | Christianity
Sixth Antechamber to the Throne
3: 17 Objects | Esoterism
slap-and-tickle
3: 19 (no time for -) Orthography Activity | Bodies
slate-blue
3: 18 Orthography Description | Colours
Snipe and Shaft
3: 19 Bar/Drinking | London
Soho
3: 19 Borough | London
sour-stomach
3: 17 (- middle of the day) Orthography Language/Dictionary | Bodies
Special Handbook
3: 18 Text/Texts | United Kingdom
spy-camera
3: 17 Orthography Device | Spying
stale-smoke
3: 17 (a - paper warren) Orthography Description | Colours
Susan
3: 18 (-s) Figures | Slothrop
"Tantivy"
3: 17 Nick Names | The Zone
Tantivy
3: 17, 18, 19 Nick Names | The Zone
Teddy Bloat
3: 17 Characters | United Kingdom
Thayer's Slippery Elm Throat Lozenges
3: 18 Candy | London
tobacco-starved
3: 17 Orthography Emotion | Tobacco
Tower Hill
3: 19 (a cluster near -) Monument | London
Town Plan
3: 18 Document/Texts | Cartography
W.C.
3: 17 Objects | Hygiene
we know he's your schoolmate but it's too risky bringing him in
3: 19 Expression/Dictionary | Them
Weekly Intelligence Summaries
3: 18 Text/Texts | Spying
Weimaraner
3: 18 Animals/Critters | Third Reich
well-known
3: 17 (- faces) Orthography Well-series/Dictionary | Word Clusters
Wembley
3: 19 Borough | London
Yank
3: 17 (the - [Tyrone Slothrop]), 19 (some sort of harmless - hobby) United States
Zippo
3: 18 (- flints) Brand | Tobacco