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... show 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 make it an intellectual tour de force.
Publish date: October 31st 2006
Pages no: 776
Edition language: English
There once was a man with erectionsThat helped him with rocket detections.Whenever they fellHis penis would swellLeading to screwball secret spy actions.So, that was that. My first Pynchon.Story-wise, I didn't find it „incomprehensible“ or even „hard to get“. I probably didn't understand all the ref...
“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...
This is not a pleasurable read. This is not an unpleasurable read. This is a mind-dissolving read.The absurd coincidence of the Germans’ V-2 rocket bombings locations during World War II and Tyrone Slothrop’s mapping of sexual scores is merely the tip of the iceberg of the monumental illogicality th...
As I read more and more of the "Great Books" I become more and more comfortable with rejecting received opinion about the relative merits of books. Gravity's Rainbow is a book that is regularly given as a candidate for best book written after World War II. While the book is exceptionally clever, I...
As massively bleak, confusing, tricky, hostile and disgusting as it is, Gravity's Rainbow stands out as one of the most complete, majestic and ambitious books ever written, a masterpiece of narrative architecture, a feast of literary extravaganza, a black philosophical declaration on humankind and h...