Against the Day

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Vintage, 2007 - Chicago (Ill.) - 1220 pages
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Spanning the period between the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 and the years just after World War I, Against the Day moves from the labour troubles in Colorado to turn-of-the-century New York; from London to Venice, to Siberia, to Mexico during the revolution; silent-era Hollywood, and one or two places not strictly speaking on the map at all.

It is a time of unrestrained corporate greed, false religiosity, moronic fecklessness, and evil intent in high places. Maybe it's not the world, but with a minor adjustment or two it's what the world might be.

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Challenging and Rewarding

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This like any Pynchon book is both challenging and rewarding. The novel really defies description as it encapsulates all diverse aspects of humanity. Not a beach read Read full review


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Pynchon (Mason & Dixon ) has once again produced a work of note. His portrait of a sizable number of characters living in the volatile period from 1893 to post-World War I is equally epic and surreal ... Read full review

About the author (2007)

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

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