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    Historical sources for Pynchon's Peter Pinguid Society

    Eve, Martin Paul (2011) Historical sources for Pynchon's Peter Pinguid Society. Pynchon Notes 56-57 , pp. 242-245. ISSN 0278-1891.

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    This short piece provides the cumulative textual evidence that Pynchon consulted a single source, Golder, F.A., 1915. ?The Russian Fleet and the Civil War?. The American Historical Review, 20(4), pp.801-812, to construct the historicity of the Peter Pinguid Society episode in The Crying of Lot 49, as opposed to consulting the original Arkhiv Morskogo Ministerstva, Dielo Kantseliarii Morskogo Ministerstva, no. 91, pt. III., pp. 102, 103.


    Item Type: Article
    School: School of Arts > English, Theatre and Creative Writing
    Research Centres and Institutes: Contemporary Literature, Centre for
    Depositing User: Martin Eve
    Date Deposited: 28 May 2015 08:24
    Last Modified: 11 Jun 2021 18:58


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