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V., a novel.

Author: Thomas Pynchon
Publisher: Philadelphia, Lippincott [1963]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Having just been released from the Navy, Benny Profane is content to lead a slothful existence with his friends, where the only real ambition is to perfect the art of "schlemihlhood," or being a dupe, and where "responsibility" is a dirty word. Among his pals--called the Whole Sick Crew--is Slab, an artist who can't seem to paint anything other than cheese danishes. But Profane's life changes dramatically when he  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pynchon, Thomas.
V.
Philadelphia, Lippincott [1963]
(OCoLC)567965185
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Pynchon
OCLC Number: 288349
Description: 492 pages 22 cm

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Having just been released from the Navy, Benny Profane is content to lead a slothful existence with his friends, where the only real ambition is to perfect the art of "schlemihlhood," or being a dupe, and where "responsibility" is a dirty word. Among his pals--called the Whole Sick Crew--is Slab, an artist who can't seem to paint anything other than cheese danishes. But Profane's life changes dramatically when he befriends Stencil, an active ambitious young man with an intriguing mission--to find out the identity of a woman named V [Victoria Wren], who knew Stencil's father during the war, but who suddenly and mysteriously disappeared.

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