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Vineland

Pynchon, Thomas

ISBN 10: 0316724440 / ISBN 13: 9780316724449
Published by Little Brown & Company, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1990
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: Vineland

Publisher: Little Brown & Company, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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Synopsis:

In his first novel for 17 years, the author tells the story of a group of Americans living in the 1980s who are still struggling with the consequences of their lives in the 1960s. Gravity's Rainbow shared the National Book Award in 1973.

From Library Journal:

Pynchon's first novel since the formidable Gravity's Rainbow (1973) more closely resembles his earlier work, especially The Crying of Lot 49 (1966). (In fact Mucho Maas, the ex-husband of Lot 49 's heroine, reappears in the new book.) Vineland, a zone of blessed anarchy in northern California, is the last refuge of hippiedom, a culture devastated by the sobriety epidemic, Reaganomics, and the Tube. Here, in an Orwellian 1984, Zoyd Wheeler and his daughter Prairie search for Prairie's long-lost mother, a Sixties radical who ran off with a narc. Vineland is vintage Pynchon, full of quasi-allegorical characters, elaborate unresolved subplots, corny songs ("Floozy with an Uzi"), movie spoofs (Pee-wee Herman in The Robert Musil Story ), and illicit sex (including a macho variation on the infamous sportscar scene in V. ). Pynchon fans have waited 17 years for this novel, and they won't be disappointed. An essential purchase.
- Edward B. St. John, Loyola Law Sch . Lib., Los Angeles
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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