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An Index to Thomas Pynchon's Against the Day

Four. Against the Day

Chapter 64

Section 5 (941-942)

Paul Nightingale reading Section 64.5

So the idea-"whose" idea was a meaningless question around here-was for them to be deployed into Thrace among a party of less than worldly song-gatherers, out late in the European twilight, far from safety, accosting local peasantry and urging them to sing or play their grandparents had sung or played to them.

Against the Day, p. 941