Gravity's Rainbow

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Penguin, 1995 - Fiction - 760 pages
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Overview: Winner of the 1973 National Book Award, Gravity's Rainbow is a postmodern epic, a work as exhaustively significant to the second half of the twentieth century as Joyce's Ulysses was to the first. Its sprawling, encyclopedic narrative and penetrating analysis of the impact of technology on society make it an intellectual tour de force. Winner of the 1974 National Book Award.
  

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A love story, really. - Goodreads
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'And yet, and yet: there is Murphy's Law to consider, that brash Irish proletarian restatement of Gödel's Theorem - when everything has been taken care of, when nothing can go wrong, or even surprise us... somethin will. Read full review

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This is going to take a long time to read, and for now it's best to sum this up via a friend who spotted me reading it. He's been reading it for years, here and there flipping into it and pondering. It's that kind of book. Read full review

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Contents

Beyond the Zero
1
Un Perm au Casino Hermann Goering
179
In the Zone
279
The Counterforce
617
Copyright

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About the author (1995)

Thomas Pynchon is the author of "V.," "The Crying of Lot 49," "Gravity's Rainbow," "Slow Learner," a collection of short stories, "Vineland," "Mason and Dixon" and, most recently, "Against the Day." He received the National Book Award for "Gravity's Rainbow" in 1974.

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