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An Index to Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow

Part Three. In the Zone

Episode 3 (314-329)

In the days when the white engineers were disputing the attributes of the feeder system that was to be, one of them came to Enzian of Bleicheroede and said, "We cannot agree on the chamber pressure.

Gravity's Rainbow, p. 314

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3: 314 (- atü) Span | Number
1904
3: 317 Span | Year
1904 Rebellion
3: 317 Events | Namibia
1904-1906
3: 315 (the great Herero rising of -) Events | Namibia
1933
3: 315 Span | Year
40
3: 314 (- atü) Span | Number
A4
3: 328 (from the Mittelwerke [...] carrying - west to the Americans, north to the English) Device | Rockets
aardvark
3: 315, 316 Animals/Critters | Africa
Adam
3: 322 (Mukure ... first ancestor ... -) Figures | Bible
Adam's apple
3: 321 Body | Anatomy
Africa
3: 315 (black -), 316 (old - hands), 317 (southern -) Geography/Around the World | Continent
African
3: 317 Person from | Africa
Afrikaner
3: 317 (no white -), 326 (the first - rocket) Ethnicity/Around the World | Africa
Allies
3: 326 Organisation | World War II
Alps
3: 321 Mountains/Around the World | Europe
and
3: 319 (Sadism - masochism) Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
Andreas Orukambe
3: 325, 327, 328 Characters | Schwarzkommando
Angel
3: 328 Angels/Religion | Religion
Arctic
3: 327 Poles | Planet Earth
Argentina
3: 321 Countries/Around the World | South America
atü
3: 314 (40 -) Unit | Physics
Autobahn
3: 325 Transport | Germany
Baby Jesus Con Game
3: 318 Concepts | Christianity
Bechuanas
3: 323 (Khama, king of the -) Ethnicity/Around the World | Africa
birth-knot
3: 316 (-. Untied, it was another soul dead to the tribe.) Orthography Objects | Herero
Bleicheröde
3: 314 (Enzian of -), 315, 322 City/Around the World | Germany
Blicero
3: 322 Characters | Rockets
Blitz
3: 321 Events | World War II
British
3: 315 (- and French colonies), 327 Nationality | United Kingdom
Bürgerlichkeit
3: 324 Concepts | German
Celle
3: 326 City/Around the World | Germany
Center
3: 319, 321 Concepts | The Zone
Cheap Labor
3: 317 (- and Overseas Markets) Concepts | Economics
Chinese
3: 320 Ethnicity/Around the World | China
Christian
2*, first 3: 317 (- Europe was always death), 317 (- death), 320 (the - sickness), 317 (- Europe), 318 (tribal death, or - death), 321, 323 (- God), 325 Person from | Christianity
Christianity
3: 321 Concepts | Religion
Czechs
3: 327 Nationality | Europe
death
3: 322 Events | Life
death-fetish
3: 319 (-es) Orthography Emotion | Sex
Deliverer
3: 325 Concepts | Religion
Deviations
3: 319 Behaviour | Sex
"Deviations"
3: 319 Behaviour | Sex
DP
3: 327 Person from | The Zone
eanda
3: 316 Concepts | Herero
earth
3: 316 (-'s gift for genesis), 316 (a seed in the -), 321 Capitalised Geography/Around the World | Planet Earth
East
3: 326 Direction | Planet Earth
Empire
3: 316 (the days before the -), 321 Style | Furniture
Empty Ones
2*, first 3: 328 Description | Schwarzkommando
Empty Ones Question
3: 328 Ideas | Schwarzkommando
English
3: 328 Nationality | United Kingdom
Enschede [Eschede]
3: 326 City/Around the World | The Netherlands
Enzian
3: 314 (- of Bleicheröde), 316, 318, 319, 320, 321, 322, 323, 324, 325, 326, 327, 328, 329 Characters | Schwarzkommando
Erdschwein
3: 315 (- or aardvark) Animals/Critters | Namibia
Erdschweinhöhle
3: 315, 316, 316 (-rs), 318 (-rs), 318, 319, 321, 322, 325, 326, 329 Myth | Herero
Eternal Center
3: 319 (- can easily be seen as the Final Zero) Concepts | Schwarzkommando
Europe
3: 317, 324 Geography/Around the World | Continent
European
3: 316 ([Enzian's] father was -), 317 (Colonies are the outhouses of the - soul), 318 (the -s, conned by their own Baby Jesus Con Game), 323, 324, 328 Geography/Around the World | Europe
Europeanized
3: 318 Process | Europe
felt
3: 317 Emotion | Bodies
field-hand
3: 317 (-s) Orthography Person from | Agriculture
Final Zero
3: 319, 320 Concepts | Schwarzkommando
French
2*, first 3: 314, 327 Nationality | France
Geli Tripping
3: 328, 329 Characters | The Zone
General Electric
3: 326 Company | United States
German
3: 314, 315 (the old - colonial families), 316 (- [...] blood), 317 (the extermination the -s began in 1904), 322, 323, 326, 327, 329 Nationality | Germany
Germany
3: 315 (-'s plan for the Maghreb) Countries/Around the World | Europe
God
3: 323 Deity/Religion | Christianity
Gödel's Theorem
3: 320 Theorem | Mathematics
Gondwanaland
3: 321 Description | Planet Earth
Gypsy
3: 316 (- blood) Europe
Hachenburg
3: 326 City/Around the World | Germany
Half-breed
3: 316 Orthography Description | Schwarzkommando
Hamburg
3: 327, 328 City/Around the World | Germany
Hannover
3: 319, 328 City/Around the World | Germany
Harz
3: 328 Mountains/Around the World | Germany
Hawaii II
3: 325 Device | Rockets
Herero
3: 315 (the great - rising of 1904-1906), 315, (- joke), 317 (the old -s), 317, 318 (-s), 322, 323, 326 Ethnicity/Around the World | Herero
Herod
3: 323 (a - myth [Enzian's] admirersstill like to bring up) Figures | Bible
Himalaya
3: 321 (-s) Mountains/Around the World | Asia
hunter-hawk
3: 318 (-s) Orthography Bird/Critters | Nature
Indian
3: 327 Ethnicity/Around the World | United States
Interior
3: 321 Concepts |
Italy
3: 327 Countries/Around the World | Europe
Jaeger
3: 315 (- underwear) Clothing | Bodies
Japanese
3: 318 (- style) Nationality | Japan
Jezus Christ
3: 324, 325 Historical Persons | Christianity
Josef Ombindi
3: 319 (- of Hannover), 320, 321, 328 Characters | Herero
junta
3: 315 (black -s) Law and Order | Politics
Kakau Veld
3: 322 Area | Agriculture
Kalahari
3: 322 Desert/Around the World | Namibia
Karl Marx
3: 317 (wait, wait a minute there, yes it’s -, that sly old racist) Philosopher | Germany
Karl
3: 317 Philosopher | Germany
Khama
3: 323 (-, king of the Bechuanas) Royalty | Africa
Latin
3: 322 Language/Dictionary | Latin
Leader
3: 324 (devotion to the -) Concepts | Third Reich
"leader"
3: 316 Functions | Schwarzkommando
Lieutenant Weissmann
3: 322, 323, 324 Characters | The Zone
Maghreb
3: 315 (the model of Germany's plan for the -) Region/Around the World | Africa
Major Marvy Duane
3: 326, 328 Characters | The Zone
Max Weber
3: 325 Historian | Germany
Metropolis
3: 315 (the -, that great dull zoo), 317 City/Around the World | Them
Mieczislav Omuzire
3: 318 Person from | Schwarzkommando
mirror-image
3: 319 Orthography Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
Mittelwerke
3: 324, 328, 329 Company | Concentration Camps
moon
3: 322 Capitalised Objects | Space
Moroccans
3: 327 Nationality | Morocco
Mother
3: 320 Functions | Family
Mother Nature
3: 324 Description | Nature
Mukuru
3: 322 (- ... first ancestor ... Adam) Deity/Religion | Herero
Nazi
3: 315 (the - party) Person from | Third Reich
Ndjambi Karunga
3: 322, 323 Deity/Religion | Herero
Nguarorerue
3: 316 (- [...] "one who has been proven"), 320 Person from | Schwarzkommando
non-repeatable
3: 319 (a - act) Orthography Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
Nordhausen
3: 315, 322, 328 City/Around the World | Germany
North
3: 322, 327, 329 Direction | Planet Earth
Northern
3: 328 Direction | Planet Earth
oma-
3: 316 (- applies only to the living and human) Language/Dictionary | Herero
"Omakungurua"
3: 316 Expression/Dictionary | Herero
Ombindi
3: 319 Last Name Characters | Herero
omuhona
3: 316 (the - took from his sacred bag, soul after converted soul, the leather cord kept there since the individual’s birth, and untied the birth-knot) Functions | Herero
Omumborombanga
3: 321 Trees | Herero
"one who has been proven"
3: 316 Person from | Schwarzkommando
Onguruve
3: 327 Person from | Schwarzkommando
oruzo
3: 316 Concepts | Herero
otu-
3: 316 (- is for the inanimate) Language/Dictionary | Herero
Otukungurua
3: 316 (they call themselves -. Yes, old Africa hands, it ought to be “Omakungurua,”), 318 Description | Schwarzkommando
Otyikondo
3: 316 (-, the Half-breed) Description | Herero
Outase
3: 325 (- [...] which is one of many Herero words for shit) Language/Dictionary | Herero
Ovatjimba
3: 315 (-, the poorest of the Hereros), 323 Ethnicity/Around the World | Herero
Overseas Markets
3: 317 (Cheap Labor and -) Concepts | Economics
Peenemünde
3: 323 City/Around the World | Germany
Pervitins
3: 328 Stimulants | Drugs
Plot
3: 327 Process | Life
Polish
3: 327 Nationality | Europe
Pre-Christian Oneness
3: 321 Ideas | Herero
present-day
3: 315 (- [Herero] leadership) Orthography Language/Dictionary | Time
RAF
3: 315 Aviation | United Kingdom
Revolutionaries of the Zero
3: 317 Description | Schwarzkommando
Rhenish
3: 315 (- missionaries) Region/Around the World | Germany
Rhenish Missionary Society
3: 316 (the faith of the -) Germany
Rhineland
3: 327 Region/Around the World | Germany
Richard Wagner
3: 324 Composer/Music | Germany
Rocket
3: 315 (the - which is to be), 315 (a number that is the -'s own), 316 (the - will have a final shape, but not its people), 318, 319, 322, 324, 325 Device | Rockets
Russian
3: 323, 326, 327, 328 Nationality | Russia
Samuel Maherero
3: 323 Historical Persons | Namibia
Schwarzkommando
3: 315, 316, 325, 326, 327 Schwarzkommando
shadow-state
3: 315 (-s) Orthography Concepts | Politics
Siege Perilous
3: 321 Objects | Mythology
Slavic
3: 316 (- [...] blood) Language/Dictionary | Europe
soirée
3: 315 (Wagnerian -s) Language/Dictionary | French
some
3: 318 (- solution) Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
South-West Africa
3: 315 (in exile from -), 316, 320, 321, 322, 324, 328 Countries/Around the World | Namibia
SS
3: 322, 324, 327 Organisation | Third Reich
Steve Edelman
3: 315 (from Tales of the Schwarzkommando, collected by -) Fictional Person | Esoterism
Südwest
3: 315 (- by then was a protectorate administered by the Union of South Africa), 316, 320, 321, 322, 324, 328 Description | Namibia
Swakopmund
3: 323 City/Around the World | Namibia
Switzerland
3: 321 Countries/Around the World | Europe
Tales of the Schwarzkommando
3: 315 Fictional Text/Texts | Esoterism
that
3: 319 (- hurt and crying animal) Pronouns/Dictionary | Word Clusters
Tibet
3: 321 Geography/Around the World | Asia
Tribal Unity
3: 320 Emotion | Schwarzkommando
Union of South Africa
3: 315 (Südwest by then was a protectorate administered by the -) Countries/Around the World | Africa
Vaslav Tchitcherine
3: 328, 329 Characters | Tchitcherine
veld
3: 315, 317 Landscape/Around the World | Africa
Vitamin E
2*, first 3: 317 Material | Health
Volkswagen
3: 328 Brand | Transportation
Wagnerian
3: 315 (- soirées) Description | Music
was
3: 317 (there - a tribal mind at work) Verb: To Be/Dictionary | Word Clusters
West
3: 326 Direction | Planet Earth
Whoopee Cushions
3: 321 Joke | United States
work-camp
3: 317 (-s) Orthography Organisation | Concentration Camps
Zone
3: 316 (here in the -), 318, 324, 325, 326 Description | Germany
Zone-Herero
3: 315 (-s, in exile for two generations from South-West Africa), 318, 318 (-s) Schwarzkommando