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An Index to Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow

Part One. Beyond the Zero

Episode 12 (72-83)

In Germany, as the end draws upon us, the incessant walls read WAS TUST DIE FUER DIE FRONT, FUER DEN SIEG? WAS HASST DU HEUTE FUER DEUTSCHLAND GETAN?

Gravity's Rainbow, p. 72

'35
12: 81 Span | Year
18th century
12: 79 (the maniac side of the -) Span | Time
1905
12: 78 (the same as the actually fallen drops of -, of St. Petersburg) Span | Year
1917
12: 77 Span | Year
1925
12: 73 Span | Year
1940
12: 76 Span | Year
1943
12: 81 (the MMPI was developed about -) Span | Year
1945
12: 81 Span | Year
40
12: 77 (- yards) Span | Number
70%
12: 77 (a wastage of only - of his unit) Span | Measure
80
12: 76, 78 (The metronome at - per second), 78 Span | Number
Abbey
12: 73 (the ancient -) Structure | The White Visitation
Abreaction Research Facility
12: 75 Agencies | United Kingdom
affair
12: 80 (-s in limericks) Capitalised Events | Love
African
12: 74 (real -s, Hereros), 74 (-s) Person from | Africa
Allport and Vernon´s Study of Values
12: 81 Study/Texts | Psychology
also
12: 82 Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
American
12: 74 (at last the - came in), 75, 76 (-s), 77 (- politics) Nationality | United States
American Army Psychological Warfare Department
12: 76 Organisation | United States
anti-Soviet
12: 79 Orthography Concepts | Politics
Arabian
12: 82 (an - harem in miniature) Description | Asia
(ARF)
12: 75 (Abreaction Research Facility (-)) Agencies | United Kingdom
ARF
12: 76, 78 (In the - wing), 79 Agencies | United Kingdom
Armageddonite
12: 77 (the gassy, - filth of the Ypres salient) Rare Concepts | Bible
Army
12: 77 (combinatorial analysis, that favorite pastime of retired - officers) Organisation | Violence
battle-fatigued
12: 75 Orthography Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
Bavaria
12: 75 Region/Around the World | Germany
BBC
12: 74, 76 (- European Service) Organisation | United Kingdom
Bereshith
12: 77 (-, as it were) Expression/Dictionary | Bible
Bernreuter Inventory
12: 81 (-, as revised by Flanagan in '35) Study/Texts | Psychology
Bert
12: 73 Deity/Religion | Mythology
bomb-happy
12: 75 Orthography Language/Dictionary | Rockets
Book
12: 75 (co-owners of The -) Text/Texts | Psychology
brain-dossier
12: 77 (-s) Orthography Text/Texts | Spying
Brigadier Ernest Pudding
12: 77 (and rank), 77, 80 (and rank), 80 Last Name Characters | United Kingdom
Brigadier Ernest Pudding
12: 76, 79 (the doddering -), 79 Rank only Characters | United Kingdom
Brigadier Ernest Pudding
12: 76 No Title/Rank Characters | United Kingdom
Brigadier Puddingward
12: 79 Room | The White Visitation
Brighton
12: 73 City/Around the World | United Kingdom
but
12: 80 (nothing - potato) Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
Cecil Beaton
12: 78 (like -'s photograph of Margot Asquith) Artist | Photography
Chain of Being
12: 77 Concepts | Religion
Chain of Command
12: 77 Process | Armies
Channel
12: 75 Water/Around the World | Europe
Christ
12: 82 (-'s kingdom) Person from | Christianity
chuckle
12: 80 (-d) Emotion | Bodies
Clive
12: 82 Historical Persons | United Kingdom
co-owner
12: 75 (-s of the Book) Orthography Person from | Psychology
Constable Stuggles
12: 73, 74 Figures | The White Visitation
Constable Stuggles
12: 73 No Title/Rank Figures | The White Visitation
Continent
12: 74 (antennas aimed at the -) Description | Europe
Couéists
12: 77 Person from | Psychology
cucurbitaceous
12: 80 (such - improbabilities as Ernest Pudding's Gourd Surprise) Rare Plants/Critters | Kitchen
curd-clumped
12: 79 Orthography Process | Vocabulary
Dale Carnegie
12: 77 (- zealots) Writer/Texts | United States
Dawes
12: 74 (--era) Last Name Politician | United States
dégagé
12: 76 Language/Dictionary | French
Devon
12: 77 (en ampty house in -) Counties/Around the World | United Kingdom
dinner-guest
12: 80 (unsuspecting -) No Title/Rank Food and Drinks | Vocabulary
Dog Vanya
12: 78, 79 Animals/Critters | The White Visitation
doing
12: 75 (What are [the Hereros] - this instant, your dark, secret children? Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
Dr. Aaron Throwster
12: 82 Minor Character | The White Visitation
Dr. Aaron Throwster
12: 82 Last Name Minor Character | The White Visitation
Dr. Edward W.A. Pointsman
12: 75, 76, 77, 78, 81, 82, 83 Last Name Characters | The White Visitation
Dr. Porkyevitch
12: 75 Minor Character | The Zone
Dr. Rollo Groast
12: 79 No Title/Rank Characters | The Zone
"drops"
12: 78 Unit | Psychology
Dwight D. Eisenhower
12: 74 (General -), 76 Last Name Politician | United States
E-major
12: 78 (- chord) Orthography Key/Scale/Music | Music
eat
12: 80 Food and Drinks | Vocabulary
Electra House
12: 80 (- group) Building - Space | London
England
12: 72 (every young man in -), 77 Countries/Around the World | United Kingdom
English
12: 74 (- dreams) Nationality | United Kingdom
English Channel
12: 75 Water/Around the World | Atlantic Ocean
"equivalent"
12: 78 Concepts | Psychology
Ernest Pudding's Gourd Surprise
12: 80 Food and Drinks | The White Visitation
European
12: 77 (the - balance of power) Geography/Around the World | Europe
exactly like them
12: 76 Expression/Dictionary | Vocabulary
execution-wall
12: 74 Orthography Constructions | World War II
eye-contact
12: 82 Orthography Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
F.O.
12: 76 (- Political Intelligence Department at Fitzmaurice House) Agencies | United Kingdom
fag-end
12: 79 (smokable -s) Orthography Device | Tobacco
Fitzmaurice House
12: 76 Building - Space | London
Flanders
12: 77 (in the nightmare of -), 79 Region/Around the World | Belgium
Flotsam and Jetsam
12: 73 Radio Program | United Kingdom
"folly"
12: 82 Genre | Painting
Foreign Office
12: 74 (- Handbooks) Agencies | United Kingdom
French
12: 82 (the - at Plassy) Nationality | France
Führer-principle
12: 81 Concepts | Third Reich
G-sharp minor
12: 78 Orthography Key/Scale/Music | Music
gab-artist
12: 79 Orthography Description | Vocabulary
Geoffrey Prentice
12: 72, 74 Characters | United Kingdom
German
12: 72, 74, 77, 82 (- rocket) Nationality | Germany
German Beast
12: 74 Description | Third Reich
Germany
12: 72, 74 Countries/Around the World | Europe
Géza Rószavölgyi
12: 79 (-, another refugee), 82 Characters | The White Visitation
glacist
12: 73 (-s from the region) Capitalised Person from |
Gloucestershire Old Spots
12: 82 (pigs) Animals/Critters | United Kingdom
gold-lit
12: 76 (- borders of consciousness) Orthography Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
Great Depression
12: 77 Events | Interbellum
Grimm
12: 74 (the brothers -) Scientist/Science | Germany
Grunton
12: 74 Last Name Entertaiment | Radio
gypsy-whisper
12: 79 (Hungarian -) Orthography Expression/Dictionary | Vocabulary
half-sentient
12: 80 (- creatures) Orthography Half-series/Dictionary | Vocabulary
Henry Vlll
12: 73 Royalty | United Kingdom
Herero
12: 74, 75 (-s) Ethnicity/Around the World | Herero
Hippocratic
12: 75 (- sentiment) Concepts | Medicine
Homo Monstrosus
12: 82 Description | Latin
human
12: 81 (- values) Property | Bodies
Hungarian
12: 79 (- gypsy-whisper) Nationality | Hungary
Ick Regis
12: 73 Location/Around the World | The White Visitation
Ike
12: 74 Politician | United States
interface
12: 79 (-[...]the cortex of Dog Vanya’s brain) Concepts | Psychology
Ivan Petrovich Pavlov
12: 75 Last Name Scientist/Science | Psychology
Jezus Christ
12: 82 Historical Persons | Christianity
John Clemans Flanagan
12: 81 Last Name Scientist/Science | Psychology
John the Baptist
12: 82 (no description) Figures | Bible
Kazoo Quartet in G-Flat Minor
12: 76 Composition/Music | Music
Kings Road
12: 80 Street/Around the World | London
Koltushy Institute
12: 75 Organisation | Russia
lead-crossed
12: 80 (- windows) Orthography Style | Architecture
letter-feud
12: 80 (-s) Orthography Act | Vocabulary
Lieutenant Siegfried Sassoon
12: 79 (no first name; -'s refusal to fight) Poet/Texts | World War I
"like a noose"
12: 76 Expression/Dictionary | Vocabulary
liver-spotted
12: 80 Orthography Property | Bodies
London Propaganda Coordinating Council
12: 76 Organisation | London
London Times
12: 80 (w/o London) Paper/Texts | London
Lord of the Sea
12: 73 Deity/Religion | Mythology
Lt. Tyrone Slothrop
12: 75 (a Lieutenant -), 81 (Lieutenant -), 81 (Sloth-rop), 82 Last Name Characters | Slothrop
M.O.
12: 76 (Father [Pointsman] was -) Rank | United Kingdom
machine-sewn
12: 79 Orthography Process | Mechanics
many-paned
12: 78 (- windows) Orthography Style | Architecture
Margot Asquith
12: 78 Historical Persons | United Kingdom
Maud Chilkes
12: 78 Figures | The White Visitation
melted-toffee
12: 74 (- voice) Orthography Candy | Bodies
Memories of Brighton
12: 79 (the machine-sewn legend of -) Text/Texts | United Kingdom
Methodist
12: 82 (- versions of Christ’s kingdom) Flavour | Christianity
Mexico
12: 76 Last Name Characters | The Zone
Ministry of Economic Warfare
12: 76 Authorities | United Kingdom
Ministry of Information
12: 76 Authorities | United Kingdom
Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory
12: 81 (For example: [Slothrop's] Minneso-ta, Mul-tipha-sic Personality Inventory is tremen-dously lopsi-ded, always in fa-vor of, the psycho-pathic, and, the unwhole-some) Process | Psychology
MMPl
12: 81, 82 Process | Psychology
Mother City
12: 76 Description | London
Myron Grunton
12: 74, 75 Entertaiment | Radio
Myron
12: 75 Entertaiment | Radio
Ned Pointsman
12: 76, 78 Characters | The White Visitation
Negro
12: 72 Insult | United States
New Chaps
12: 77 London
New Dealers
12: 77 (- of OWI) Person from | Interbellum
Nihilist
12: 72 (a simple - transposition) Activists | Philosophy
Normandy
12: 75 (by the time of the - landing) Region/Around the World | France
Northern
12: 75 Direction | Planet Earth
now
12: 77 Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
Old Testament
12: 78 Text/Texts | Bible
old-fashioned
12: 72 Orthography Language/Dictionary | Time
Operation Black Wing
12: 74, 74 (w/o Operation), 75 (w/o Operation) Activity | The White Visitation
OSS
12: 76, 77 Agencies | United States
other
12: 85 (sexual -) Capitalised Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
our side
12: 74 Capitalised Language/Dictionary | World War II
Ouspenskians
12: 77 Esoterism
OWI
12: 76, 77, 78 Agencies | United States
P.W.E.
12: 75 (- allows a stingy dribble of money), 76) Organisation | World War II
P/W
12: 74 (- interrogations) Person from | World War II
padre
12: 81 (No way, -) Functions | Christianity
Palladian
12: 72 Style | Architecture
Paris
12: 74 (the fall of -) City/Around the World | France
Passchendaele
12: 79 (the whole - horror) Location/Around the World | Belgium
Pavlovian
12: 82 (- hand) Science/Science | Psychology
Pavlovian Cement
12: 78 (traditional orange - of rosin, iron oxide and beeswax) Alloy | Psychology
persuasions-in-exile
12: 80 Orthography The White Visitation
pew-seat
12: 80 Orthography Objects | Furniture
PISCES
12: 80 Organisation | The White Visitation
Plass[e]y
12: 82 Location/Around the World | India
Poland
12: 73 (the defeat of -) Countries/Around the World | Europe
Political Intelligence Department
12: 76 Agencies | United Kingdom
Political Warfare Executive
12: 76 (first two words) Organisation | World War II
Polygon Wood
12: 76 (shrapnel in the thigh at -), 76 Area | World War I
pomegranates
12: 80 Food and Drinks | Nature
Postwar
12: 80, 81 Span | World War II
Prewar
12: 77 Description | Interbellum
Psi Section
12: 76, 78, 80 Organisation | The White Visitation
Psychological Warfare Division
12: 75 Agencies | United States
(PWD)
12: 76 Agencies | United States
Ramsay MacDonald
12: 77 Politician | United Kingdom
"real"
12: 74 Description | Vocabulary
Reg Le Froyd
12: 73 (-, an inmate at "The White Visitation") Figures | United Kingdom
Reg Le Froyd
12: 73 Last Name Figures | United Kingdom
Republicans
12: 77 (the eastern and moneyed - behind OSS) United States
Rev. Dr. Paul de la Nuit
12: 81 (Reverend -) Characters | United Kingdom
Rev. Dr. Paul de la Nuit
12: 81 No Title/Rank Characters | United Kingdom
Reverend Doctor
12: 81, 82 Title: Person | The White Visitation
Rhine
12: 74 River/Around the World | Europe
rissolé
12: 80 (a beet -? a stuffed beet -?)) Technique | Kitchen
rocket-happy
12: 75 Orthography Language/Dictionary | Rockets
Roger Mexico
12: 75 Characters | The Zone
Rorschach
12: 81 Process | Psychology
"Rosie"
12: 81 Nick Names | The White Visitation
Rosie
12: 81, 82 Nick Names | The White Visitation
S.O.E.
12: 74, 76 Agencies | United Kingdom
Salome
12: 82 Figures | Bible
sand-filled
12: 78 (- rooms) Orthography Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
"Schwarzkommando"
12: 75 Schwarzkommando
self-expression
12: 83 Orthography Self-series/Dictionary | Vocabulary
SHAEF
12: 74 (the arrangement known as -), 76 Organisation | World War II
shell-pocked
12: 79 Orthography Description | World War I
shell-shocked
12: 75 Orthography Language/Dictionary | Violence
shoe-pac
12: 75 (-s) Orthography Clothing | Bodies
side-effect
12: 82 (-s) Orthography Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
(sigh)
12: 80 Gesture | Bodies
Sir Denis Nayland Smith
12: 82 (The - Press) Last Name Figures | Movies
Sir Douglas Haig
12: 79, 80 Last Name Historical Persons | World War I
sit
12: 80 Act | Bodies
Skinnerites
12: 77 Psychology
sneaky-Peteying
12: 79 Rare Expression/Dictionary | United Kingdom
snow-softened
12: 75 (- liberated ruins) Orthography Weather | Climate
South-West Africa
12: 74 Countries/Around the World | Namibia
Soviet
12: 79 Russia
Special Operations Executive
12: 76 Organisation | United Kingdom
spoken-of
12: 88 (Speaker and -) Orthography Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
St. Petersburg
12: 78 City/Around the World | Russia
Staff
12: 78 The White Visitation
state
12: 75 (That this war, this - [Pointsman ha]d come to feel himself a citizen of) Capitalised Description | Bodies
"strategy of truth"
12: 74 Concepts | World War II
Südwest
12: 74 Description | Namibia
sun-freckled
12: 73 Orthography Weather | Climate
"Surprise"
12: 80, 80 (-!) Food and Drinks | Kitchen
Surprise
12: 80 (to eat you know, not really -d) Food and Drinks | Kitchen
tea-taking
12: 77 (- habits) Orthography Food and Drinks | United Kingdom
That old-man has, no-shame
12: 79 (about Ernest Pudding) Expression/Dictionary | The White Visitation
"The Weekly Briefings"
12: 79 Events | The White Visitation
The White Visitation
12: 72 Institution | United Kingdom
"The White Visitation"
12: 73, 74, 75, 77, 80, 82 Institution | United Kingdom
Things That Can Happen in European Politics
12: 77 Book Title/Texts | Mock-historical
thousand
12: 80 (-s [of "Surprise" recipes]) Span | Number
Thunder Prodd
12: 76 (-'s regiment) Figures | United Kingdom
"Toad"
12: 80 Recipe | Kitchen
toad-in-the-hole
12: 80 Capitalised Recipe | Kitchen
V-bombardment
12: 75 Events | Rockets
V-bombardment
12: 75 Orthography Events | Rockets
V-E Day
12: 80 Span | World War II
valley-slope
12: 74 (south -s of the Rhine) Orthography Landscape/Around the World | Nature
Very High
12: 73 (one of the -) Them
W.C.
12: 82 Objects | Hygiene
War
12: 76 (other named areas of the -), 79 (gossip about the -), 80, 81, 83 Capitalised Conflicts | World War II
War-state
12: 76 Language/Dictionary | World War II
WAS TUST DU FÜR DIE FRONT, FÜR DEN SIEG? WAS HAST DU HEUTE FÜR DEUTSCHLAND GETAN?
12: 72 Slogan | Third Reich
Webley Silvernail
12: 79 Characters | London
Whig
12: 82 Politician | United Kingdom
whitish-gray
12: 82 (a - veil) Orthography Description | Colours
window-hollow
12: 73 (saintless -s) Orthography Structure | The White Visitation
Would You Rather Be a Colonel with an Eagle on Your Shoulder, or a Private with a Chicken on Your Knee?
12: 80 Song/Music | World War I
Wuotan
12: 75 Deity/Religion | Mythology
"Wütende Heer"
12: 75 (-, that company of spirits who ride the heaths of the sky in furious hunt, with great Wuotan at their head) Fictional Movie Title/Film | Third Reich
Yank
12: 75 (- pollsters) United States
Yorkshire
12: 80 (- batter) Counties/Around the World | United Kingdom
Yorkshire pudding
12: 80 Food and Drinks | United Kingdom
Young Chaps from Kings Road
12: 80 London
Ypres
12: 77 (- salient) City/Around the World | Belgium
Zener-deck
12: 78 Orthography Device | Esoterism