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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GRAVITY'S RAINBOW is just as hard to read, as it is to comprehend. Likewise it is almost impossible to write a coherent review. One feels a sense of exasperation with its length, density, and lack of ... Read full review

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This is a complex novel which appears to me to be a study of the relationship between master and victim. The author is a writer who enjoys the vocabulary, and range of english . Frankly he shows of ... 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
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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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