Gravity's Rainbow

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Penguin, 1995 - Fiction - 760 pages
1028 Reviews
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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Sprawling book a bit like Infinite Jest meets Catch-22 in Blitz London. A lot of focus on the male member...women are entirely objects. Pity that such a talented writer couldn't provide his writerly ... Read full review

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Here are my impressions of this book. They will sound like: 1. That I hate the book (which I DID NOT) and 2. That I have no idea what the book is actually about (which may be true): GR is a really ... 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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