Gravity's rainbow

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Viking Press, 1973 - Fiction - 760 pages
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In the mid-1960s, the publication of Pynchon's V and The Crying of Lot 49 introduced a brilliant new voice to American literature. Gravity's Rainbow, his convoluted, allusive novel about a metaphysical quest, published in 1973, further confirmed Pynchon's reputation as one of the greatest writers of the century.

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'What is the real nature of control?' From the first sentence of Pynchon's National Book Award winning novel, Gravity's Rainbow, the Reader is transplanted into a threatening world where death strikes ... Read full review

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User Review  - Aidan Watson-Morris - Goodreads

don't let the naysayers scare you! this book is fantastic. the premise, that the sexual conquests of slothrop, a soldier abroad, inadvertently map v2 bombs before they're launched, is used as a ... Read full review

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About the author (1973)

Thomas Pynchon was born in Glen Cove, New York on May 8, 1937. In 1959 he graduated with a B.A. in English from Cornell, where he had taken Vladimir Nabokov's famous course in modern literature after studying engineering physics and serving in the U.S. Navy for two years. He worked as a technical writer at Boeing for two and a half years. Pynchon won the Faulkner First Novel Award for V. in 1963, and in The Crying of Lot 49 (1966), again his symbolism and commentary on the United States and human isolation have been praised as intricate and masterly, though some reviewers found it to be maddeningly dense. With this book Pynchon won the Rosenthal Foundation Award. Gravity's Rainbow, winner of the National Book Award for Fiction in 1974, is in part a fictional elegy and meditation on death and an encyclopedic work that jumps through time. Pynchon has also written numerous essays, reviews, and introductions, plus the fictional works Slow Learner, Vineland, Mason & Dixon, Against the Day, and Inherent Vice. He is famous for his reclusive nature, although he has made several animated appearances on The Simpsons television series.

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