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How to Use this Wiki
How to Use this Wiki

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Welcome to the Vineland Wiki

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This is the newly created Wiki for Thomas Pynchon's Vineland. Besides using the page-by-page annotation, you can also take a look at Vineland covers, read the reviews, or provide insights or observations.

The new Vineland wiki has arrived!
The page-by-page annotation section has been seriously kick-started with the incorporation of the "Babies of Wackiness" – A Reader's Guide to Thomas Pynchon's Vineland, thanks to the site's proprietors, John Diebold and Michael Goodwin. Their site still has excellent and insightful summaries of each chapter, but we've incorporated the page-by-page commentary. This wiki is Virgin Territory. Be the first on your block to amaze the world with your perspicacity!

How to Use this Wiki

The Spoiler-Free Annotations by Page allows the reader to look up and contribute allusions and references while reading the book, in a convenient and spoiler-free manner.

Apart from that, it's up to you.

Page by Page Annotations

An alternate form of commentary on the text. The guiding principle of these annotations is to remain spoiler-free, so that readers can follow along without the fear that later parts of the book will be revealed. The proprietors of Babies of Wackiness, John Diebold and Michael Goodwin, graciously allowed us to incorporate their Reader's Guide to Vineland as a starting point for this section. Template:Vineland PbP

Pynchon Wiki Help and Contributor Guidelines

Click here for help with editing and creating pages.

We have a few conventions we ask that you follow:

  • To open a discussion on an individual listing of the Alpha Index or Page by Page Annotations, give it a name that identifies the alpha listing (eg [[Discussion Subject|'''DISCUSSION''']]) and notice that the visible name will be "DISCUSSION" in bold and full caps, so it stands out a bit.

External Links

The Modern Word: Vineland
The Fictional Woods - a Pynchon forum

Featured Article

Jonathan Rosenbaum
If you haven't read Jonathan Rosenbaum's excellent and insightful essay on Vineland,"Pynchon's Prayer," originally published in 1990 in the Chicago Reader, now's your opportunity. It's available on his blog.


Below are some of the images you will find on Pynchon Wiki. Enjoy...

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