Anglais Gravity's rainbow

À propos

Tyrone Slothrop, a GI in London in 1944, has a big problem. Whenever he gets an erection, a Blitz bomb hits. Slothrop gets excited, and then, as Thomas Pynchon puts it in his sibilant opening sentence, 'a screaming comes across the sky', heralding an angel of death, a V-2 rocket. Soon Tyrone is on the run from legions of bizarre enemies through the phantasmagoric horrors of Germany.

Gravity's Rainbow is never a single story, but a proliferation of characters - Pirate Prentice, Teddy Bloat, Tantivy Mucker-Maffick, Saure Bummer, and more - and events that tantalize the reader with suggestions of vast patterns only just past our comprehension. It is a blizzard of references to science, history, high culture, and the lowest of jokes and among the most important novels of our time.

Winner of the National Book Award.



Rayons : Littérature générale > Littérature générale

  • EAN

    9780099533214

  • Disponibilité

    Disponible

  • Longueur

    19.8 cm

  • Largeur

    13 cm

  • Poids

    502 g

  • Distributeur

    Sodis

  • Support principal

    Grand format

Infos supplémentaires : Broché  

Thomas Pynchon

Thomas Pynchon est considéré comme l'un des plus grands écrivains américains de la seconde
moitié du XXe siècle. Il a publié notamment V. (Seuil, 1985), Vente à la criée du lot 49 (Seuil, 1987), et Vineland (Seuil, 1991).

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