Against the Day
Against the Day


As with most of his work, taking on a Pynchon novel is an education in a period and a whole slew of topics and this 1100 page monster is no exception, taking you through the capitalist powers-that-be conspiring against Tesla, Pythagorean Spiritualists, impassioned anarchists, the commidification of light, explosives, alchemy, and so very much more. At least as good as Gravity's Rainbow and as much about now as then, this is an essential read. –-Recommended by Karl, City Lights Books

The inimitable Thomas Pynchon has done it again. Hailed as "a major work of art" by The Wall Street Journal, his first novel in almost ten years spans the era between the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 and the years just after World War I and moves among locations across the globe (and to a few places not strictly speaking on the map at all). With a phantasmagoria of characters and a kaleidoscopic plot, Against the Day confronts a world of impending disaster, unrestrained corporate greed, false religiosity, moronic fecklessness, and evil intent in high places and still manages to be hilarious, moving, profound, and so much more.

Title Against the Day
Author Thomas Pynchon
Publisher Penguin Books
Title First Published 30 October 2007
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 1104 p.
ISBN-10 0143112562
ISBN-13 9780143112563
Publication Date 30 October 2007
Main content page count 1104
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $20.00
 


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