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Gravity's Rainbow

Winner of the 1973 National Book Award, Gravity's Rainbowis a postmodern epic, a work as exhaustively significant to the second half of the twentieth century as Joyce'sUlysseswas to the first. Its sprawling, encyclopedic narrative and penetrating analysis of the impact of technology on society make it an intellectual tour de force.
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1974  National Book Awards