Mason and Dixon

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April 1998



Vintage edition of this widely acclaimed and startlingly original literary novel, which is widely regarded as one of Pynchon's finest works to date. An updated eighteenth century novel, it features Native Americans, frontier folk, ripped bodices, naval warfare and conspiracies, both erotic and political, in its many-layered portrayal of the lives of Mason and Dixon, two British surveyors whose names are indelibly etched on the tablet of American history. "If anyone is still looking for the great American novel, then this may well be it" "Scotland On Sunday".


Thomas Pynchon is the author of V., The Crying of Lot 49, Gravity's Rainbow, Slow Learner, a collection of short stories, Vineland and, most recently, Against the Day. He received the National Book Award for Gravity's Rainbow in 1974.


"Pynchon's finest work yet...if anyone is still looking for the Great American Novel...then this may well be it" -- Brian Morton Scotland on Sunday "A rollicking, picaresque tale... playful, erudite and funny" New York Times "Very grand and mad and beautiful...I can't remember ever having reviewed a more original novel... and if America produces a novel to come near this marvellous, proliferating thing this decade, I promise to eat it" -- Philip Hensher Spectator "Pynchon offers readers a trip as long and full of yearning as that of his heroes" New Yorker "A hugely ambitous cases all of Mr Pynchon's gifts as a writer: his magical abilty to fuse history and fable, science and science fiction; his Swiftean grasp of satire and his vaudevillian's sense of farce. It's a book that testifies to his remarkable powers of invention and his sheer power as a storyteller... as moving as it is cerebral, as poignant as it is daring" New York Times
EAN: 9780099771913
ISBN: 0099771918
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Random House UK Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: April 1998
Seitenanzahl: 773 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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