Gravity"s rainbow

by Thomas Pynchon

Publisher: Cape in London

Written in English
Published: Pages: 760 Downloads: 34
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  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction,
  • Americans -- Europe -- Fiction,
  • Rockets (Ordnance) -- Fiction,
  • Rocketry -- Fiction,
  • Soldiers -- Fiction,
  • Europe -- Fiction

Edition Notes

StatementThomas Pynchon.
LC ClassificationsPZ4.P997 Gr3, PS3566.Y55 Gr3
The Physical Object
Pagination[2], 760 p. ;
Number of Pages760
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5230169M
ISBN 100224009605
LC Control Number75300123

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The novel's title, Gravity's Rainbow, refers to the rocket's vapor arc, a cruel dark parody of what God sent Noah to symbolize his promise never to destroy humanity again.

History has been a big trick: the plan is to switch from floods to obliterating fire from the sky. Slothrop's father was an unwitting part of the cosmic doublecross/5(). Gravity's Rainbow is a dark, difficult work of art that is an insightful commentary on the loss of purpose and faith that so shattered the West and especially Europe after the two great wars and the great depression/5().

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In Gravity’s Rainbow there are some characters all bearing Pynchonesque names (Old Bloody Chiclitz is back, by the way, from The Crying of Lot 49), along with a fair number of people who, if you bother, can be found in reference books (e.g., such pioneers in organic chemistry as Kekulé, von Liebig, and Clerk Maxwell).Author: Tpmaster.

Winner of the 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 : Penguin Publishing Group. A Gravity's Rainbow Companion book. Read 69 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. A page-by-page, at times line-by-line, guide to the w 4/5.

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Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon is written in four parts. Many critics find following the characters and plot difficult.

The novel takes place during the last few months of World War II and the months that follow. The main goal of the characters, especially Tyron Slothrop, is to track down rockets—not just any rockets, German V-2 rockets. Complete List of Characters in Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow.

Learn everything you need to know about Tyrone Slothrop, Captain Blicero, and more in Gravity's Rainbow. Gravity's Rainbow is a novel by American writer Thomas Pynchon. Lengthy, complex, and featuring a large cast of characters, the narrative is set primarily in Europe at the end of World War II, and centers on the design, production and dispatch of.

“Gravity’s Rainbow,” Thomas Pynchon’s gargantuan parable of rocketry, sex and a whole bunch of other stuff, turned 41 this year —. A Gravity s Rainbow Companion Book Summary: Steven provides a page-by-page, often line-by-line, guide to the welter of historical references, scientific data, cultural fragments, anthropological research, jokes and puns around which Pynchon wove his novel.

I would recommend stopping Gravity's Rainbow, and instead, read Vineland. It's a short, very accessible, awesome Pychon book. I'm stuggling with V. right now, after reading Against the Day. Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow Plot Summary.

Learn more about Gravity's Rainbow with a detailed plot summary and plot diagram. Winner of the 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.

Gravity's Rainbow made quite a splash when it landed in It was the third book to appear from the completely hidden-from-the-public-eye author Pynchon, whose writing had established a lofty reputation from his first novels V.

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Call me artistically-challenged, but there are only weak connections between the illustrations and the novel/5(21). Gravity's Rainbow is a dark, difficult work of art that is an insightful commentary on the loss of purpose and faith that so shattered the West and especially Europe after the two great wars and the great depression/5.

Gravity's Rainbow - Page by Page This page-by-page annotation is organized by sections, as delineated by the seven squares (sprockets) which separate each section. The page numbers for this page-by-page annotation are for the original Viking edition ( pages).

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He received the National Book Award for Gravity’s Rainbow in /5(79). Thomas Ruggles Pynchon Jr. (/ ˈ p ɪ n tʃ ɒ n /, commonly /-tʃ ən /; born May 8, ) is an American novelist. A MacArthur Fellow, he is noted for his dense and complex fiction and non-fiction writings encompass a vast array of subject matter, genres and themes, including history, music, science, and Gravity's Rainbow, Pynchon won the U.S.

National Book Alma mater: Cornell University. Novels likeInfinite Jest, Gravity's Rainbow, etc. I'm about to finishand have realized that I really love this style of a sprawling narrative that consist of tons of different characters and the complex threads that connect them all.

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Incoherent, hateful, rambling. Bloated nonsense. Incomprehensible word sausagery. Pompous drivel. Crapola. These are some of the ways readers describe Thomas Pynchon’s National Book Award-winning, post-modern magnum opus Gravity’s as with the reviews of Ulysses, it turns out that the commenters are rather split on the matter.

In the bowels of the. Page numbers for each "chapter" (or for quotations) refer to the Viking Compass edition of Gravity's Rainbow. What follows is, in a sense, designed as a "plot summary." But it is designed as an accompaniment to a reading of Gravity's Rainbow--and to be useless as a substitute for a reading of the book.

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