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Gravity's rainbow

Gravity's rainbow

Pynchon, Thomas, 1937-

Hailed by many as the major experimental novel of the post-war period, Gravity's Rainbow is a bizarre comic masterpiece in which linguistic virtuosity creates a whole other world

Book. English.
Published London: Vintage, 1995

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Statement of responsibility: Thomas Pynchon
ISBN: 0099533219, 9780099533214
Note: Originally published: London: Jonathan Cape, 1973.
Physical Description: 760p. ; 20 cm.
Subject: American fiction 20th century.

Author note

Thomas Pynchon is the author ofV.,

The Crying of Lot 49,Gravity's Rainbow,Slow Learner, a collection of short stories,Vineland,Mason and Dixon, Against the DayandInherent Vice. He received the National Book Award forGravity's Rainbowin 1974.


"The best seller described as the kind of Ulysses which Joyce might have written if he had been a Boeing engineer with a fetish for quadrille paper"
Irish Examiner||"This stunner is already classed withMoby DickandUlysses.Set in Europe at the end of WWII, with the V2 as the White Whale, the novel's central characters race each other through a treasure hunt of false clues, disguises, distractions, horrific plots and comic counterplots to arrive at the formula which will launch the Super Rocket... Impossible here to convey the vastness of Pynchton's range, the brilliance of his imagery, the virtuosity of his style and his supreme ability to incorporate the cultural miasma of modern life"
Vogue||"Pynchon leaves the rest of the American lierary establishment at the starting gate...the range over which he moves is extraordinary, not simply in terms of ideas explored but also in the range of emotions he takes you through"
Time Out||"Entering this enormous novel is like buying a ticket for the ghost train and plunging into a world of metaphysical illusion, where you must forget earlier notions about life and letters and even the Novel"
Financial Times