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An Index to Thomas Pynchon's Against the Day

Two. Iceland Spar

Chapter 26

Section 6 (329-335)

Paul Nightingale reading Section 26.6

In the bright light of day, the figures still looked sinister-not gargoyles, not that elaborate, but with something purposeful about the way in which, denying the whole structure, they strained outward from the façade, erect, clenched, trying to escape the conditions of human shelter, seeking the outside, the storm, all that freezes, roars, goes lampless in the dark.

Against the Day, p. 329

1863
26.6: 330 (as '63) Span | Year
3:55
26.6: 331 (- [train]) Span | Time
Africa
26.6: 333 Geography/Around the World | Continent
American
26.6: 334 (moderate - tradition), 334 (-s) Nationality | United States
Anarchist
26.6: 334 (one old -) Activists | Anarchism
Anna Held
26.6: 334 Performer | New York City
Anti-Christ
26.6: 332 Concepts | Religion
Asiatic
26.6: 333 (- masses) Geography/Around the World | Asia
battles of Homestead
26.6: 333 Events | United States
blood-happy
26.6: 334 (- scale of Bulgarians or Chinese) Orthography Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
bon voyage
26.6: 331 Language/Dictionary | French
buggy-horse
26.6: 331 (- reflex) Animals/Critters | Transportation
Bulgarian
26.6: 334 (-s) Ethnicity/Around the World | Bulgaria
Chinese
26.6: 334 Ethnicity/Around the World | China
Christian
26.6: 332 (mighty - attitude), 334 (- faith) Person from | Schwarzkommando
Christopher
26.6: 334 (this boy -) Description | The Traverse Family
cigar-smoke
26.6: 332 Orthography Process | Tobacco
Civil War
26.6: 332, 334 Conflicts | American Civil War
Cold Harbor
26.6: 335 Events | American Civil War
Colorado
26.6: 330 State/Around the World | United States
Colorado School of Mines
26.6: 334 Higher Education | Colorado
Cooper Square
26.6: 334 Square | New York
Cornering the Pickle Market
26.6: 330 Objects | Scarsdale Vibe
corrupting youth
26.6: 335 Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
Cœur d'Alene
26.6: 333 City/Around the World | Idaho
Drama Department
26.6: 330 Higher Education |
Edison
26.6: 331 (become the next -), 331 (Tesla, no -) Last Name Inventor | United States
'equality'
26.6: 333 Concepts | Politics
Evil One
26.6: 333 (the hand of the -) Concepts | Religion
"fairies"
26.6: 334 (the crowds of -) Description |
first-class
26.6: 331 (- rates) Orthography Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
Foley
26.6: 330, 331, 332, 333, 334, 335 Characters | Scarsdale Vibe
forward of the stacks
26.6: 331 Rare Expression/Dictionary |
Frank
26.6: 334 Characters | The Traverse Family
gargoyle
26.6: 329 Rare Figures | Architecture
Germany
26.6: 330 (this - business) Countries/Around the World | Europe
God
26.6: 331 (ah, -), 333 (- help us), 333 (- is listening), 334 (- whispering), 334 (- help anybody) Deity/Religion | Christianity
Göttingen
26.6: 330 City/Around the World | Germany
Grand Central
26.6: 331 (- Station) Railway Station | New York City
hath
26.6: 333 Antiquated Verb: Have/Dictionary | Bible
Havana
26.6: 332 (his glowing -) Stimulants | Tobacco
Hertz
26.6: 330 Last Name Scientist/Science | Physics
high-paying
26.6: 334 (- job) Orthography High-series/Dictionary | Word Clusters
Invasion of Chicago
26.6: 333 Events | Chicago
James Clerk Maxwell
26.6: 330 Last Name Scientist/Science | Physics
Jezus Christ
26.6: 333 (O -, Who [...]), 333 (our -) Historical Persons | Christianity
Kit
26.6: 329, 330, 331, 334 Characters | The Traverse Family
Lake
26.6: 334 Characters | The Traverse Family
Lamb
26.6: 333 (our -) Concepts | Religion
Launching of the Steamer Edwarda B. Vibe
26.6: 330 Objects | Scarsdale Vibe
loco
26.6: 330 Language/Dictionary | Spanish
Lord
26.6: 333 (the -'s people) Titles/Texts | Religion
Massachusetts Bay
26.6: 334 Water/Around the World | Massachusetts
Maxwell Field Equation
26.6: 330 (-s) Concepts | Physics
Mayva
26.6: 334 Characters | The Traverse Family
'negotiation'
26.6: 333 Concepts | Politics
Nellie Noonan
26.6: 334 Figures | Background
New Haven
26.6: 331 City/Around the World | Connecticut
Other Vibe
26.6: 333 Description | Scarsdale Vibe
pan-Slavic
26.6: 333 (the - brutes) Ideas | Europe
Pearl Street
26.6: 331 (back at -), 333, 334 Street/Around the World | New York City
Plains Indians
26.6: 334 United States
Promise
26.6: 333 Concepts | Religion
red
26.6: 331 (another - in the root cellar), 332 (these muckraking -s), 334 (- immigrants) Capitalised Description | Colours
Reef
26.6: 334 Characters | The Traverse Family
Republic
26.6: 332 (the body of our -) Description | United States
Republican
26.6: 334 (- victors) Political Force | United States
San Juans
26.6: 333, 334 Mountains/Around the World | Colorado
Scarsdale Vibe
26.6: 330, 331, 334 Characters | Scarsdale Vibe
Scarsdale
26.6: 330, 332, 333, 334 Characters | Scarsdale Vibe
self-resonant
26.6: 333 (- fantasy) Self-series/Dictionary | Word Clusters
streetcar-brake
26.6: 331 (- failure) Orthography Device | Cars
sub-divide
26.6: 333 (to divide and -) Orthography Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
suppurating
26.6: 332 (abscesses - in the body of our Republic) Expression/Dictionary |
Tenderloin
26.6: 334 Location/Around the World | New York City
Tesla
26.6: 331 (-, not Edison) Last Name Scientist/Science | Serbia
The Discovery of Neofungoline
26.6: 330 Objects | Scarsdale Vibe
time
26.6: 332 (passage of -) Capitalised Concepts | Physics
Track 14
26.6: 331 Railway Station | New York City
useful
26.6: 330 (- advanced mathematics) Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
Utah
26.6: 334 State/Around the World | United States
Vibe
26.6: 331 Last Name Characters | Scarsdale Vibe
Vibes
26.6: 331 (the two -) Scarsdale Vibe
Walker
26.6: 332 Last Name Characters | Scarsdale Vibe
Webb Traverse
2*, first 26.6: 331 Characters | The Traverse Family
Webb
26.6: 331 Characters | The Traverse Family
who
26.6: 333 Capitalised Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
wilderness
26.6: 335 Capitalised Landscape/Around the World | Nature
yes this is [...]? It better be.
26.6: 330 Expression/Dictionary | Vocabulary
"you"
26.6: 330 Pronouns/Dictionary | Word Clusters