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Tyrone Slothrop, a GI in London in 1944, has a big problem. Whenever he gets an erection, a Blitz bomb hits. Slothrop gets excited, and then, as ...Show synopsisTyrone Slothrop, a GI in London in 1944, has a big problem. Whenever he gets an erection, a Blitz bomb hits. Slothrop gets excited, and then, as Thomas Pynchon puts it in his sibilant opening sentence, 'a screaming comes across the sky', heralding an angel of death, a V-2 rocket. Soon Tyrone is on the run from legions of bizarre enemies through the phantasmagoric horrors of Germany. Gravity's Rainbow is never a single story, but a proliferation of characters - Pirate Prentice, Teddy Bloat, Tantivy Mucker-Maffick, Saure Bummer, and more - and events that tantalize the reader with suggestions of vast patterns only just past our comprehension. It is a blizzard of references to science, history, high culture, and the lowest of jokes and among the most important novels of our time. Winner of the National Book Award.Hide synopsis
Gravity's Rainbow (Penguin Books) – Trade paperback (1973)
Trade paperback, Penguin Books 1973
ISBN: 0670003743 ISBN-13: 9780670003747
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 20th century as Joyce's "Ulysses" was to the first.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 20th century as Joyce's "Ulysses" was to the first.Hide
Description:Acceptable. Former Library book. Binding is slightly damaged...Acceptable. Former Library book. Binding is slightly damaged and/or book has some loose pages. No missing pages. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
Edition: Revised Edition.1st Printing; Third Printing
Binding: trade pb
Description:Fine. 0670003743. Square, tight and clean. No names or ANY...Fine. 0670003743. Square, tight and clean. No names or ANY markings. Light spotting to top quarter of front cover, else Fine and bright, no other flaws.; 760 pages; Ships in a box, USA.
Description:Very good. Published by The Viking Press in 1973. 760 pages....Very good. Published by The Viking Press in 1973. 760 pages. Slight shelf wear to cover + binding glue is visible at front of the book, otherwise in very good condition. Quality Books...Because We Care-Shipped from Canada. Usually ships within 1-2 business days. If you buy this book from us, we will donate a book to a local school. We donate 10, 000+ books to local schools every year.
Description:Very Good. Copy has shelf wear with rubbing nicks along the...Very Good. Copy has shelf wear with rubbing nicks along the edges, bend on the lower front corner, surface rubbing with some lifting of color, tanning on the sides, faint line on the bottom, tanning along the spine gutter inside front cover and first title page the length spine, lower back corner tip nick the last few pages. 760pp. Desirable!
Description:First paperback. 12mo; vg/wraps; white spine with blue title;...First paperback. 12mo; vg/wraps; white spine with blue title; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 760 pp.; foxing starts; spine, spot staining; else very good.
I have read GR numerous times and each time it is still an education. The book really does require a couple of readings to grasp all its intricacies, and there are passages I still don't understand, but overall, the experience is more than worth it. So, not for the faint of heart, but stick with it ...
I picked up Gravity's Rainbow along with Slow Learner, a collection of short stories, after seeing a bumper sticker that said ?My other car is a Pynchon novel?. Though not an avid reader I do tend towards classics, classic Sci-Fi in particular.
I enjoyed Slow Learner but I guess I?m just not ...
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