Gravity s Rainbow

Gravity s Rainbow


  • Release: 2012-06-13
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 768 page
  • ISBN: 9781101594650
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Winner of the 1974 National Book Award “A screaming comes across the sky. . .” A few months after the Germans’ secret V-2 rocket bombs begin falling on London, British Intelligence discovers that a map of the city pinpointing the sexual conquests of one Lieutenant Tyrone Slothrop, U.S. Army, corresponds identically to a map showing the V-2 impact sites. The implications of this discovery will launch Slothrop on an amazing journey across war-torn Europe, fleeing an international cabal of military-industrial superpowers, in search of the mysterious Rocket 00000, through a wildly comic extravaganza that has been hailed in The New Republic as “the most profound and accomplished American novel since the end of World War II.”

Gravity s Rainbow

Gravity s Rainbow


  • Release: 2013
  • Publisher: Random House
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 902 page
  • ISBN: 9780099511755
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'The greatest, wildest author of his generation' Guardian We could tell you the year is 1944, that the main character is called Tyrone Slothrop and that he has a problem because bombs are falling across Europe and crashing to earth at the exact locations of his sexual conquests. But that doesn't really begin to cover it. Reading this book is like falling down a rabbit hole into an outlandish, sinister, mysterious, absurd, compulsive netherworld. As the Financial Times said, 'you must forget earlier notions about life and letters and even the Novel.' Forty years since publication, Gravity's Rainbow has lost none of its power to enthral.

Gravity s Rainbow

Gravity s Rainbow


  • Release: 1995
  • Publisher: Penguin
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  • File: PDF, 760 page
  • ISBN: 0140188592
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In the mid-1960s, the publication of Pynchon's V and The Crying of Lot 49 introduced a brilliant new voice to American literature. Gravity's Rainbow, his convoluted, allusive novel about a metaphysical quest, published in 1973, further confirmed Pynchon's reputation as one of the greatest writers of the century.

A Gravity s Rainbow Companion

A Gravity s Rainbow Companion


  • Release: 2011-03-15
  • Publisher: University of Georgia Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 440 page
  • ISBN: 0820337641
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Adding some 20 percent to the original content, this is a completely updated edition of Steven Weisenburger's indispensable guide to Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow. Weisenburger takes the reader page by page, often line by line, through the welter of historical references, scientific data, cultural fragments, anthropological research, jokes, and puns around which Pynchon wove his story. Weisenburger fully annotates Pynchon's use of languages ranging from Russian and Hebrew to such subdialects of English as 1940s street talk, drug lingo, and military slang as well as the more obscure terminology of black magic, Rosicrucianism, and Pavlovian psychology. The Companion also reveals the underlying organization of Gravity's Rainbow--how the book's myriad references form patterns of meaning and structure that have eluded both admirers and critics of the novel. The Companion is keyed to the pages of the principal American editions of Gravity's Rainbow: Viking/Penguin (1973), Bantam (1974), and the special, repaginated Penguin paperback (2000) honoring the novel as one of twenty "Great Books of the Twentieth Century."

The Style of Connectedness

The Style of Connectedness


  • Release: 1987
  • Publisher: University of Missouri Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 312 page
  • ISBN: 0826206255
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Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow, arguably one of the greatest works of fiction in this century, has often been considered despairing, absurdist, or niilistic. Now, in a monumental effort to make Pynchon's work more accessible, Thomas Moore surveys all the major, and often confusing, backgrounds in Gravity's Rainbow--from archaic myths to quantum-physical theory; from romantic thought to rocket technology; from seventeenth-century Puritanism, through the ideas of Weber, Jung, and Marhsall McLuhan, to the worlds of Weimar and Hollywood movies--to help Pynchon's reader understand the weird, frightening, funny, lyrical, surreal, and ultimately hopeful cosmos of Pynchon's fictions. By exploring the novel's internal strategies and its brilliant integrations of background information, Moore illustrates how Gravity's Rainbow remains movingly humane, as its author, the agonized mediator of a bewildering field of cultural information, remains excruciatingly sensitive to every human image and gesture, searching for the chances for love and connection that still hide in the vast designs of things. The reader of Moore's work should emerge with a thorough appreciation of Pynchon's unique style of genius, of his optimism, of his intense moralism, and of the justness of the widespread claim that Pynchon is the most brilliant "encyclopedic" writer of fiction since Joyce.

Pictures Showing what Happens on Each Page of Thomas Pynchon s Novel Gravity s Rainbow

Pictures Showing what Happens on Each Page of Thomas Pynchon s Novel Gravity s Rainbow


  • Release: 2006
  • Publisher: Tin House Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 760 page
  • ISBN: 9780977312795
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Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow (1973) has been called a modernFinnegans Wake for its challenging language, wild anachronisms, hallucinatory happenings, and fever-dream imagery. With Pictures Showing What Happens on Each Page of Thomas Pynchon's Novel Gravity's Rainbow, artist Zak Smith at once eases and expands readers' experience of the twentieth-century classic. Smith has created more than 750 pages of drawings, paintings, and photos--each derived from a page of Pynchon's novel. Extraordinary tableaux of the detritus of war--a burned-out Konigstiger tank, a melted machine gun--coexist alongside such fantasmagoric Pynchon inventions as the "stumbling bird" and "Grigori the octopus." Smith has said he aimed to be "as literal as possible" in interpreting Gravity's Rainbow, but his images are as imaginative and powerful as the prose they honor.

Thomas Pynchon s Gravity s Rainbow

Thomas Pynchon s Gravity s Rainbow


  • Release: 1986
  • Publisher: Chelsea House Pub
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 127 page
  • ISBN: UOM:39015011696500
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A collection of critical essays on Pynchon's "Gravity's Rainbow" arranged in chronological order of publication.

V

V


  • Release: 2012
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  • File: PDF, page
  • ISBN: 1322825416
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Slow Learner

Slow Learner


  • Release: 2012-06-13
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 195 page
  • ISBN: 9781101594612
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Compiling five short stories originally written between 1959 and 1964, Slow Learner showcases Thomas Pynchon’s writing before the publication of his first novel V. The stories compiled here are “The Small Rain,” “Low-lands,” “Entropy,” “Under the Rose,” and “The Secret Integration,” along with an introduction by Pynchon himself.