Gravity's Rainbow

6 best books like Gravity's Rainbow (Thomas Pynchon): Pale Fire, Infinite Jest, Underworld, The Recognitions, White Noise, A Gravity's Rainbow Companion: Sources and Contexts for Pynchon's Novel

Pale Fire
AuthorVladimir Nabokov
ISBN0141185260
The American poet John Shade is dead. His last poem, 'Pale Fire', is put into a book, together with a preface, a lengthy commentary and notes by Shade's editor, Charles Kinbote. Known on campus as the 'Great Beaver', Kinbote is haughty, inquisitive, intolerant, but is he also mad, bad - and even dangerous?...
AuthorDavid Foster Wallace
ISBN0316921173
A gargantuan, mind-altering comedy about the Pursuit of Happiness in America.

Set in an addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed-up family to come along in recent fiction, Infinite Jest explores essential questions about what entertainment...
Underworld
AuthorDon DeLillo
ISBN0330369954
While Eisenstein documented the forces of totalitarianism and Stalinism upon the faces of the Russian peoples, DeLillo offers a stunning, at times overwhelming, document of the twin forces of the Cold War and American culture, compelling that "swerve from evenness" in which he finds events and people...
AuthorWilliam Gaddis
ISBN0140187081
The book Jonathan Franzen dubbed the "ur-text of postwar fiction" and the "first great cultural critique, which, even if Heller and Pynchon hadn't read it while composing Catch-22 and V., managed to anticipate the spirit of both”—The Recognitions is a masterwork about art and forgery, and the...
White Noise
AuthorDon DeLillo
ISBN0143129554
Part of the Penguin Orange Collection, a limited-run series of twelve influential and beloved American classics in a bold series design offering a modern take on the iconic Penguin paperback

For the seventieth anniversary of Penguin Classics, the Penguin Orange Collection celebrates...
AuthorSteven Weisenburger
ISBN0820310263
This Companion was extremely beneficial in reading Pynchon's novel, especially giving reference to the social context and pop culture allusions that appear on nearly every page. However, I had to often set it aside, only referring back to it every so often since there was so much information that it...
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