An essay by Wes Chapman of Illinois Wesleyan University exploring gender issues in this novel, particularly in regards to them having a sufficient political base. There is recourse to several theorists and analysis of numerous excerpts from Pynchon's text.
An essay by Justin Scott Coe of Claremont Graduate University examining various issues relating to religion and history, and their treatment in Pynchon's novel. With analysis of several excerpts from the text.
An essay by Christy L. Burns of the College of William and Mary which analyzes in detail many aspects of this novel, including the relationship between the titular characters, the author's narrative techniques, and the work's association with postmodern concepts.