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An Index to Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow

Part One. Beyond the Zero

Episode 9 (53-60)

Something's stalking through the city of Smoke -gathering up slender girls, fair and smooth as dolls, by the handful.

Gravity's Rainbow, p. 53

0.17
9: 55 Span | Number
0.37
9: 55 (a chance of -) Span | Number
576
9: 55 Span | Number
angel's-eye
9: 54 (- view) Orthography Expression/Dictionary | Vocabulary
Antipointsman
9: 55 (If ever the - existed, Roger Mexico is the man.) Description | United Kingdom
AR-E
9: 53 (- forms) Document/Texts | London
are
9: 54 (The rockets - distributing about London just as Poisson's equation in the textbooks predicts) Verb: To Be/Dictionary | Word Clusters
BBC
9: 59 - Home Service) Organisation | United Kingdom
believe
9: 58 (they -, Jess!) Concepts | Religion
between
9: 55 (the domain - zero and one) Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
Beveridge Proposal
9: 57 Political Event | United Kingdom
bi-stable
9: 55 (- points) Orthography Concepts | Psychology
Bitterness Quotient
9: 57 Concepts | Psychology
brain-mechanics
9: 55 (Pavlovian -) Orthography Concepts | Psychology
British
9: 53 (- bylaws) Nationality | United Kingdom
Calvinist
9: 57 (it’s the damned - insanity again. Payment.) Flavour | Christianity
"cheap nihilism"
9: 57 Ideas | Philosophy
Christmas
9: 58 (-es) Calendar | Christianity
city of Smoke
9: 53 (Something's stalking through the -) Description | London
"concentration"
9: 55 Concepts | Psychology
dancing-shoe
9: 57 (- wars) Orthography Clothing | Bodies
down
9: 53 (-!) Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
Dr. Edward W.A. Pointsman
9: 54, 55, 58 (Mr. -), 58 Last Name Characters | The White Visitation
Edward VIII
9: 59 (- abdicated) Royalty | United Kingdom
England
9: 54 (the map of -) Countries/Around the World | United Kingdom
Erlenmeyer
9: 55 (- flask) Device | Chemistry
Evaluation Board
9: 57 World War II
"Events"
9: 56 (-, newly created one moment to the next?) Events |
fag-end
9: 55 Orthography Device | Tobacco
Fay Wray
9: 57 ([Jessica's] - look) Actresses/Film | United States
feel
9: 53 (it doesn’t - like danger here) Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
Frank Bridge Variations
9: 59 Composition/Music | United Kingdom
"fucking madness"
9: 53 Expression/Dictionary | Vocabulary
generation
9: 56 Span | Life
German
9: 53 (vulnerable to - weapons and British bylaws) Nationality | Germany
green-brown
9: 54 (- masses in unifirm) Orthography Description | Colours
had
9: 56 (But squares that have already - several hits [...]) Verb: Have/Dictionary | Vocabulary
how does she know
9: 58 {- [...] so exactly what Roger meant to say?) Expression/Dictionary | Love
I
9: 59 (All - remember) Pronouns/Dictionary | Word Clusters
ice-bearded
9: 58 (- trees) Orthography Weather | Nature
"irradiation"
9: 55 Concepts | Psychology
is
9: 55 (If there - nothing to link the rocket strikes [...]) Verb: To Be/Dictionary | Word Clusters
It'll be like this when I'm thirty
9: 59 Expression/Dictionary | Life
Ivan Petrovich Pavlov
9: 55 (first names as initials) Scientist/Science | Psychology
Jaguar
9: 57 Brand | Cars
Jess
9: 58, 59 Nick Names | United Kingdom
Jessica
9: 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59 Characters | United Kingdom
Jewish
9: 57 (many points earned for being -) Ethnicity/Around the World | Religion
Kyprinos Orients
9: 55 Brand | Tobacco
Law of Negative Induction
9: 56 Theorem | Psychology
like
9: 59 (what was it -?) Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
London
9: 54, 55, 56, 58 City/Around the World | United Kingdom
long-lost
9: 53 (- dogs) Orthography Long-series/Dictionary | Word Clusters
mean
9: 59 (which war you -) Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
Mexico
9: 55, 56 Last Name Characters | The Zone
Michael
9: 53 ([Jessica's] panda -) Objects | London
mind-to-mind
9: 58 (they believe in survival after death, communication -, prophesying, clairvoyance, teleportation) Orthography Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
mind-to-mind
9: 58 Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
Monte Carlo Fallacy
9: 56 Gambling | Statistics
Montrachet
9: 59 (bottle of -) Wine/Drinking | France
Mummy, what's
9: 59 Exclamation/Dictionary | Family
my
9: 59 (- memories) Pronouns/Dictionary | Word Clusters
nail-bitten
9: 56 Orthography Description | Bodies
Northern
9: 54 Direction | Planet Earth
not-something
9: 55 (- to something) Orthography Concepts | Statistics
oh gosh
9: 58 (Jessica sighing -) Exclamation/Dictionary | Interjection
Pavlovian
9: 55, 56 Science/Science | Psychology
pearl-grown
9: 58 (- [balloons]) Orthography Description | London
peppermint-stick
9: 58 Orthography Description | Nature
Pirate
2*, first 9: 57 Nick Names | United Kingdom
Postwar
9: 56 Span | World War II
Prentice
9: 57 (Captain -), 57 Last Name Characters | United Kingdom
Psi Section
9: 54 (- people) Organisation | The White Visitation
"reciprocal induction"
9: 55 Concepts | Psychology
Rev. Dr. Paul de la Nuit
9: 56 (Reverend -) Characters | United Kingdom
Robin
9: 59 (a boy named -) Figures | London
Roger
9: 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59 Characters | The Zone
Roger Mexico
9: 55 Characters | The Zone
Roman
9: 56 (- priests) Description | Italy
Romans
9: 56 Antiquity
satin-polished
9: 54 Orthography Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
scientist-neutrality
9: 58 Orthography Concepts | Psychology
Siméon Denis Poisson
9: 54 ([Roger's] - equation), 55, 56 Scientist/Science | Mathematics
star
9: 58 (the -'s awful radiance) Capitalised Objects | Nature
"summation"
9: 55 Concepts | Psychology
Sussex
9: 55 Counties/Around the World | United Kingdom
table-rapping
9: 55 Orthography Act | Vocabulary
tell
9: 55 (Can’t you ... -) Act | Bodies
that
9: 54 Pronouns/Dictionary | Word Clusters
"The White Visitation"
9: 57 Institution | United Kingdom
their piteous cries . . . their dollful and piteous cries . . .
9: 53 Expression/Dictionary | The White Visitation
(to live in a world where that would be the day’s excitement . . .)
9: 54 Expression/Dictionary | Vocabulary
"transition"
9: 55 Concepts | Psychology
try to tickle me
9: 60 (Death [...] says -) Expression/Dictionary | Vocabulary
V-2
9: 57 (-s) Device | Rockets
V-bomb
9: 54 (the - statistics) Device | Rockets
vuhvuhvuh
9: 53 (moves shivering -) Rare Expression/Dictionary | Vocabulary
War
9: 54 (but not The -, not the great struggle of good and evil the wireless reports everyday) Capitalised Conflicts | World War II
warm-skirted
9: 58 (- thighs) Orthography Description | Bodies
we
9: 54 Pronouns/Dictionary | Word Clusters
well-known
9: 54 (a - equation) Orthography Well-series/Dictionary | Word Clusters
which
9: 59 (- war you mean) Pronouns/Dictionary | Vocabulary
Whittaker and Watson
9: 55 Book Title/Texts | Mathematics
wind-burned
9: 57 Orthography Weather | Bodies
winter-silver
9: 55 Orthography Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary