Gravity's Rainbow

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Penguin, 1995 - Fiction - 760 pages
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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Tried reading this a couple times. Got to page 400 (of 887) before bogging down with Pynchon's gumbo up to the hubs. (Uh, gumbo. Missouri River Breaks mud. It is known for stopping even horse drawn ... 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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