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Gravity's Rainbow

Pynchon, Thomas (Book - 2006)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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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.
Authors: Pynchon, Thomas
Title: Gravity's rainbow
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 2006
Characteristics: 776 p. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Thomas Pynchon
Notes: Originally published: U.S.A. : Viking Press, 1973
Summary: 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.
ISBN: 0143039946
9780143039945
Branch Call Number: FICTION PYNCHON 2006
Subject Headings: World War, 1939-1945 Fiction Americans Europe Fiction Rockets (Ordnance) Fiction Rocketry Fiction Soldiers Fiction Europe Fiction
Genre/Form: War stories
Science fiction
Topical Term: World War, 1939-1945
Americans
Rockets (Ordnance)
Rocketry
Soldiers
LCCN: 2006044847
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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... Read More »

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... Read More »


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Dec 17, 2012
  • wbellott rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Pynchon combines the dark humor of Joseph Heller with the surreality of Philip K Dick.

Jan 19, 2012
  • timforker rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Just made it past the bananas and going strong!!

1974 National Book Award - Fiction

Nov 22, 2010
  • daymakerdave rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Just started reading this one. So far it's complicated and wierd. A little hard to follow so far.

Sep 17, 2009
  • michael12 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Pynchon and comics http://www.walrusmagazine.com/blogs/2009/08/12/pynchon-and-comics

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