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An Index to Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow

Part Four. The Counterforce

Episode 12 (735-760)

By now the City is grown so tall that elevators are long-haul affairs, with lounges inside: padded seats and benches, snack bars, newsstands where you can browse through, a whole issue of Life between stops.

Gravity's Rainbow, p. 735

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12: 750 (as the - is the womb into which Gottfried returns), 751 (the nervous system of the -), 754 Device | Rockets
00001
12: 737 Device | Rockets
Abraham
12: 749 Figures | Bible
Abyss
12: 753 Description | Void
"Adenoid"
12: 754 (friends and detractors think of [Richard M. Zhlubb] as the -) Body | Anatomy
aether
12: 750 (irresistible -) Capitalised Concepts | Æther
agents
12: 741 (the - didn't stop us) Capitalised Law and Order |
Aggadic tradition
12: 749 Concepts | Religion
AM
12: 757 (the knob of the - radio) Technology | Media
Amanita muscaria
12: 748 (to bring on, like the -, a very peculiar state of mind) Stimulants | Drugs
American
12: 738, 748 Nationality | United States
Andes
12: 740 Mountains/Around the World | South America
Apollonian Dream
12: 754 Concepts | Psychoanalysis
Arthur Edward Waite
12: 738 Person from | Esoterism
Atascadero
12: 755 City/Around the World | California
Attempted Mopery
12: 755 Crime | United Kingdom
AWOL
12: 742 State/Around the World | Armies
Back of the Yards
12: 741 Neigbourhood | Chicago
Baltic Sea
12: 748 Water/Around the World | Europe
Bayer
12: 742 Company | Germany
Bengt Ekerot/Maria Casares Film Festival
12: 755 Events | California
Big Depression
12: 741 Events | Interbellum
Biograph Theatre
12: 741 Entertaiment | Chicago
Bleicheröde
12: 759 City/Around the World | Germany
Blicero
12: 757, 759 Characters | Rockets
Bodenplatte
12: 753, 754 Device | Rockets
Book of Memorabilia
12: 739 Text/Texts | The Zone
Bradbury Building
12: 752 Constructions | Los Angeles
Brennschluss
12: 759 Process | Rockets
Brocken-specter
12: 759 Figures | Background
Busy Elf Routine
12: 740 Description | Drugs
Byron the Bulb
12: 745 Characters | Byron the Bulb
Carbon City
12: 735 City/Around the World | Illinois
Castile
12: 735 (- soap) Brand | Hygiene
Cathar
12: 747 Religion
Caucasian
12: 759 Ethnicity/Around the World | Russia
Cause and Effect
12: 752 Concepts | Philosophy
Celtic
12: 738 Ethnicity/Around the World | Europe
Certificate of Inspection
12: 735 Document/Texts | The Zone
Charlie Noble
12: 739 (A Raketen-Stadt -) Scientist/Science | United States
Chicago
2*, first 12: 741 City/Around the World | Illinois
Christian
12: 738 Figures | Herero
Christian, a Herero
12: 738 Characters | Herero
Christmas
12: 736 Calendar | Christianity
City
12: 735 Neigbourhood | London
Clive Mossmoon
12: 752 Characters | United Kingdom
Collection Day
12: 757 Span | Day
Commonwealth
12: 743 Organisation | United Kingdom
Consciousness of Kind
12: 755 (almost a reflexive -) Emotion | Them
Cord
12: 744 (six or seven old - automobiles) Brand | Transportation
Counterforce
12: 738 Activists | The Zone
creation
12: 753 Concepts | Religion
Cross
12: 751 Device | Rockets
Curve Into The Darkness
12: 757 Description | Rockets
Daily Planet (Superman)
12: 752 Journal/Texts | United States
death
12: 750 Events | Life
Department of Justice
12: 755 Authorities | United States
Der Platz
12: 745, 746 Constructions | The Zone
Der Springer
12: 745, 746 Characters | The Zone
Der Veld
12: 736 Language/Dictionary | German
diaspora
12: 737 Capitalised Process | Politics
Die Frau im Mond
12: 753 Film Title/Film | Germany
Disneyland
12: 756 Entertaiment | California
Dr. Edward W.A. Pointsman
12: 752 Characters | The White Visitation
Dumbo the elephant
12: 741 Animals/Critters | Movies
Džabajev
12: 742, 743 Minor Character | The Zone
earth
12: 753 Geography/Around the World | Planet Earth
East End
12: 742 Borough | London
Empire
12: 739 Style | Furniture
Engineering Design
12: 736 Organisation | Rockets
England
12: 752 Countries/Around the World | United Kingdom
English
12: 742, 745 Nationality | United Kingdom
Enzian
12: 739 Characters | Schwarzkommando
Ephemeris
12: 754 Process | Astronomy
Escape
12: 758 (The victim, in bondage to falling, rises on a promise, a prophecy, of -) Act | Rockets
Ethnic Joke
12: 738 Joke | The Zone
Eucharist
12: 739 Events | Religion
Fauntleroy
12: 736 (- clothes) Clothing | Anubis
field
12: 736 Concepts |
Field Service
12: 736 Agencies | Rockets
Ford
12: 756 (-s) Brand | Cars
Fortress
12: 743 Description | Transportation
French
12: 736, 742, 755 Nationality | France
Fritz Lang
12: 753 Director/Film | Germany
Gerhardt von Göll
12: 745, 746, 750 Characters | The Zone
German
12: 742, 749, 750 Nationality | Germany
German Zone
12: 743 Geography/Around the World | The Zone
Germany
12: 743 Countries/Around the World | Europe
Ghorab Tzerek
12: 748 Symbol | Esoterism
Glass
12: 760 Alloy | Time
GMC (= General Motors Corporation)
12: 756 Company | United States
Gnostics
12: 739, 747 Flavour | Esoterism
God
12: 748, 751, 752, 753, 757 Deity/Religion | Christianity
Golden Dawn
12: 748 Concepts | Esoterism
Gottfried
12: 750, 751, 754, 758, 759 Characters | The Zone
Grail
12: 739 (-, the Sangraal, is the bloody vehicle) Concepts | Esoterism
Grandmother
12: 751 Functions | Family
gravity
12: 758, 759 Concepts | Physics
Great Britain
12: 743 Countries/Around the World | United Kingdom
Great Irreversible
12: 745 Process | Drugs
Great Lakes
12: 741 (half my graduating class from -) Higher Education | Illinois
Gustav Schlabone
12: 745 Characters | The Zone
Gypsy
12: 737 Europe
Hand
12: 750, 760 Device | Time
Hand of Glory
12: 750 Device | Tarot Cards
Hanged Man
12: 738 Figures | Tarot Cards
Harbor
12: 755 (as ghetto-suicidal as the - [Freeway]) Street/Around the World | Los Angeles
Hauptstufe
12: 758 Device | Rockets
Heath
12: 749 Landscape/Around the World | Germany
Hebrew
12: 753 Language/Dictionary | Asia
Hicks's Garage
12: 744 Constructions | Massachusetts
history
12: 737 Capitalised Concepts | Time
Hod
12: 748 Figures | Esoterism
Hogan
12: 744 (she will have her braids dipped by young -, Jr) Figures | Slothrop
Hogan
12: 744 (- will come home from the Pacific) Characters | Slothrop
Hollywood
12: 755 Location/Around the World | Los Angeles
Hollywood Freeway
12: 756 Street/Around the World | Los Angeles
Hourly Shadows
12: 755 (Zhlubb, who is fiftyish and jowled, with a permanent five-o'clock shadow (the worst by far of all the -)) Span | Light
Humboldt County
12: 740 Counties/Around the World | California
Humility
12: 742 Concepts | Religion
I Ching
12: 746 Text/Texts | Esoterism
IG Farben
12: 751 Company | Third Reich
Imipolex G
12: 751, 752, 754 Compound | Plastics
Isaac
12: 749, 750 Figures | Bible
Isaac
12: 749 Figures | Bible
Ivan Petrovich Pavlov
12: 752 Scientist/Science | Psychology
John Dillinger
12: 739, 740, 741 Crime | United States
Josef Goebbels
12: 747 Politician | Third Reich
Julius Caesar
12: 749 Fictional Character | Theatre
Kabbalist Tree of Life
12: 747 Concepts | Esoterism
Kabbalists
12: 737, 747, 753 Esoterism
'Kaiserbart Expedition'
12: 754 The Zone
kazoo
12: 745 Instrument | Music
King of Cups
12: 749 Symbol | Tarot Cards
Laszlo Jamf
12: 738 Characters | Slothrop
Latin
12: 740 Language/Dictionary | Latin
Laureate
12: 752 Titles/Texts | Stockholm
Leverkusen
12: 742, 746 City/Around the World | Germany
Liebchen
12: 751, 757 Expression/Dictionary | German
Lieutenant Weissmann
12: 746, 748, 749, 750, 751, 757 Characters | The Zone
Life
12: 735 Capitalised Process | Nature
light
12: 760 Phenomenon | Light
Lincoln
12: 756 Brand | Cars
Lone Ranger
12: 752 Figures | Movies
Los Angeles
12: 754, 756 City/Around the World | California
Low Countries
12: 738 Landscape/Around the World | Europe
Lt. Tyrone Slothrop
12: 738 (there was also the story about -) No Title/Rank Characters | Slothrop
Lt. Tyrone Slothrop
12: 738 (we were never concerned about - qua -), 739 (the piece of cloth was given to - by Seaman Bodine), 740, 741 (Bodine was [...] to let - go), 742 (-'s Visitor), 743, 744, 746 (Weissmann's Tarot is better than -'s) Last Name Characters | Slothrop
Lt.
12: 744 (Uncle -) Characters | Slothrop
Lübeck Hitler Youth Glee Club
12: 736 Organisation | Third Reich
Ludwig
12: 736, 737, 750 Characters | The Zone
Lüneburg Heath
12: 737 Landscape/Around the World | Germany
Made His Move
12: 752 Expression/Dictionary | Vocabulary
Magda
12: 742, 746 Minor Character | The Zone
Maitrinke
12: 743 Wine/Drinking | Germany
Major Arcana
12: 753 Concepts | Tarot Cards
Manager
12: 756 Description | Richard M. Nixon
Managerial Volkswagen
12: 755 Transport | Richard M. Nixon
Marjorie
12: 744 Figures | Slothrop
Marxist-Leninist
12: 748 Ideas | Politics
Master of the Woods
12: 742 (woodruff, also known as -) Plants/Critters | Nature
Max
12: 757, 758 Figures | Books
Melrose
12: 754 (the Orpheus Theatre on -) Borough | Los Angeles
Merkabah
12: 750 Ideas | Esoterism
Messiah
12: 737 Concepts | Religion
Mickey Wuxtry-Wuxtry
12: 738 (world-renowned analyst -) Figures | Background
Microcosmists
12: 738 Them
Miklos Thanatz
12: 736, 737 Characters | Anubis
Mindy Bloth
12: 735 (pipes young - of Carbon City, Illinois), 736 Figures | Background
Mingeborough
12: 744 Fictional Location/Around the World | Massachusetts
Missus Krodobbly
12: 741 (- who’s drinking her way through the Big Depression) Figures | Chicago
Moriah
12: 749 Mountains/Around the World | Middle East
Moritz
12: 757, 758 Figures | Books
Mother
12: 736, 737, 740 Functions | Family
Mrs. Snodd
12: 744 Figures | Massachusetts
Mutti
12: 736 Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
Navy
12: 739 Organisation | Armies
Netzach
12: 748 Figures | Esoterism
New Dope
12: 745 Stimulants | Drugs
Niederschaumdorf
12: 742, 743 Fictional Location/Around the World | Germany
Nymphenburg
12: 750 Building - Space | Germany
Ochsen-Augen
12: 751 ([the window] warps the images of sky and clouds outside, but pleasantly, like - in Grandmother’s day, the days before window-glass) Structure | Houses
Oedipal
12: 747 Concepts | Psychoanalysis
Omnopon
12: 745 Stimulants | Drugs
Operations Room
12: 757 Area | Rockets
Orange County
12: 756 Counties/Around the World | California
Order of the Golden Dawn
12: 747 Religion
Orpheus Theatre
12: 754 Theatre | Los Angeles
Ouija-board
12: 746 Device | Esoterism
Oven
12: 751 Device | Mythology
Pacific Ocean
12: 744 Water/Around the World | Pacific Ocean
Pasadena
12: 755 City/Around the World | California
Peenemünde
12: 745 City/Around the World | Germany
Pentacles
12: 738, 748, 749 Figures | Tarot Cards
Pete Dufay
12: 744 Figures | Slothrop
Philip Marlowe
12: 752 Writer/Texts | United States
Phoebus
12: 745 Organisation | Byron the Bulb
Pizzini
12: 744 Person from | Mingeborough
Pizzini's Store
12: 744 Location/Around the World | Mingeborough
Plasticman
12: 752 Figures | Comics
Poison of God
12: 748 (Samael, the -) Concepts | Esoterism
Polish
12: 754 Nationality | Europe
Pontiac
12: 756 Brand | Cars
Pop
12: 753 Functions | Family
Presence
12: 739 Phenomenon | Slothrop
Presidential
12: 749 (- advisers) Political Force | United States
Preterite
12: 760 Concepts | Religion
Procrustean
12: 750 (- bed) Objects | Mythology
Prohibitions
12: 756 Law and Order | United States
Qlippoth
12: 746, 748, 750 Concepts | Esoterism
Queen
12: 748 Royalty | United Kingdom
Queen of Cups
12: 735 Figures | Tarot Cards
Raketen-Stadt
12: 739 Architecture | Rockets
Ravens of Death
12: 748 Concepts | Esoterism
Returning to the Center
12: 757 Direction | Esoterism
Richard M. Zhlubb
12: 754, 755, 757 Characters | California
Rider
12: 760 Figures | Mythology
Rocket
12: 735, 747, 748, 750, 751, 753, 758, 760 Device | Rockets
Rocketman -also Rocky
12: 741 Characters | Slothrop
Rocky
12: 741 Nick Names | Slothrop
Roger Mexico
12: 740 Characters | The Zone
Rosicrucians
12: 737 Esoterism
S and M
12: 737 Genre | Sex
Sado-anarchism
12: 737 Concepts | Sex
Samael
12: 748 Concepts | Esoterism
San Diego
12: 740, 755 City/Around the World | California
Sangraal
12: 739 Objects | Esoterism
Santa Monica
12: 755 City/Around the World | Los Angeles
Santa Monica Freeway
12: 755, 756 Route/Around the World | California
Säure Bummer
12: 745 Characters | The Zone
Schadenfreude
12: 745 Theorem | Psychology
Schwarzgerät
12: 736, 751 Device | Rockets
Seaman Bodine
12: 739, 740, 741, 742 Characters | United States
Sephiroth
12: 748, 753 Concepts | Esoterism
Shadow
12: 760 Figures | Comics
Sigmund Freud
12: 737 Historical Persons | Psychoanalysis
Sir Denis Nayland Smith
12: 751 Figures | Movies
Sodium Amytal
12: 746 Stimulants | Drugs
Soul
12: 760 Concepts | Religion
South of the River
12: 742 Location/Around the World | London
Spanish
12: 750 Nationality | Spain
State
12: 737, 743, 744 Concepts |
Steve Edelman
12: 753, 754, 755 Fictional Person | Esoterism
Stockholm
12: 752 City/Around the World | Sweden
Stones
12: 742 Entertaiment | Music
Stotz
12: 758 (- plugs) Material | Rockets
Streckefuss
12: 759 Nick Names | Death
Structure
12: 737 Concepts | Architecture
Sub-ministry
12: 752 Authorities | United Kingdom
Subversive Instrument
12: 755 (Attempted Mopery with a -) Crime | United States
Superman
12: 751 Figures | Comics
Swords
12: 748 Concepts | Tarot Cards
System
12: 747 Description | Them
Takeshi and Ichizo Show
12: 738 Events | Media
Tarot
12: 742, 746, 748, 753 Objects | Tarot Cards
Templars
12: 737 Middle Ages
Temples
12: 748 Constructions | Religion
Teutonic
12: 742 Description | Germany
The Fool
12: 742 Performer | Music
The Lederhoseners
12: 736 Entertaiment | Third Reich
they
12: 741, 760 Pronouns/Dictionary | Word Clusters
Thorazine
12: 753 Medicine | Drugs
Throne
12: 749 Device | Esoterism
Tonto
12: 752 Figures | Movies
too late
12: 751 (My God, we are -), 751 (he never arrives -) Expression/Dictionary | Vocabulary
Tower
12: 747, 748, 760 Figures | Tarot Cards
Tree of Life
12: 747, 753 Concepts | Esoterism
Trudi
12: 741 Characters | The Zone
two
12: 743 Capitalised Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
Typhoid Mary
12: 739 (-s) Historical Persons | United States
Ufa
12: 753 Film Studio/Film | Germany
Underground
12: 739 Organisation | World War II
Undershirt
12: 739 Clothing | Armies
UNO
12: 743 Organisation | Politics
Vatican
12: 743 Countries/Around the World | Europe
Ventura Freeway
12: 757 Street/Around the World | Los Angeles
Vertical Solution
12: 735 Route/Around the World | Transportation
Visitors
12: 742
Volkswagen
12: 755, 756 Brand | Transportation
Wall Street Journal
12: 738 Paper/Texts | New York City
War
12: 735 Conflicts | World War II
Weissmann's Tarot
12: 746 Phenomenon | Tarot Cards
world
12: 747, 749 Capitalised Description | Planet Earth
Xerox
12: 754 Company | United States
Ye sod
12: 748 Concepts | Esoterism
Yellow Adversary
12: 751 Fictional Character | Books
Zündkreuz
12: 751 (-. The pyrotechnic Cross to light you off) Device | Rockets