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An Index to Thomas Pynchon's Against the Day

Two. Iceland Spar

Chapter 27

Section 5 (351-353)

Paul Nightingale reading Section 27.5

The Zombini residence, which Dally recognized from her now-battered copy of Dishforth's Illustrated Weekly, was an extensive "French flat" in a recently-erected building on upper Broadway, which Luca had chosen for its resemblance to the Pitti Palace in Florence, Italy and referred to as grattacielo, or skyscraper, rising as it did twelve high-ceilinged stores.

Against the Day, p. 351

a-riot
27.5: 351 (silk brocade - with Oriental scenes) Orthography Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
Bria
27.5: 351 Characters | The Zombinis
Broadway
27.5: 351 (on upper -) Street/Around the World | New York City
Cici
27.5: 352, 353 Nick Names | The Zombinis
Concertina
27.5: 353 Nick Names | The Rideout Family
Concetta
27.5: 352, 353 Characters | The Zombinis
couple-three
27.5: 352 (- passes) Orthography Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
cretino
27.5: 352 Insult | Italian
cuspidor
27.5: 352 (majolica -) Antiquated Objects | Hygiene
Dally
27.5: 351, 352 Nick Names | The Rideout Family
dark-rimmed
27.5: 351 (Davenport figures with - eyes) Orthography Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
Davenport
27.5: 351 (- figures) City/Around the World | Iowa
disappearing-cabinets
27.5: 351 Orthography Objects |
Dishforth's Illustrated Weekly
27.5: 351 Publication/Texts | United States
Dominic
27.5: 352 Characters | The Zombinis
Fletcher's Castoria
27.5: 352 (- bottles) Brand | Medicine
Florence
27.5: 351 City/Around the World | Italy
free-standing
27.5: 352 (- rope) Orthography Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
"French flat"
27.5: 351 Building - Space |
grattacielo
27.5: 351 (-, or skyscraper) Language/Dictionary | Italian
hair-irregularity
27.5: 353 Rare Description | Characterisation
high-ceilinged
27.5: 351 (twelve - stories) Orthography High-series/Dictionary | Word Clusters
Indian
27.5: 352 (- guy), 352 (- Rope) Ethnicity/Around the World | United States
Indian Rope Trick
27.5: 352, 352 (as Indian-Rope Trick) Gesture |
Italy
27.5: 351 Countries/Around the World | Europe
Journal
27.5: 352 Paper/Texts | New York City
La Forza del Destino
27.5: 352 Composition/Music | Italy
lit-tle
27.5: 353 (ah, the - Concertina) Orthography Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
Little Nemo
27.5: 352 Characters | Comics
Luca
27.5: 351 Characters | The Zombinis
Lucia
27.5: 352 Characters | The Zombinis
Luigi Denza
27.5: 353 (- songs) Composer/Music | Italy
majolica
27.5: 352 (- cuspidors) Alloy | Chemistry
matinée
27.5: 352 Entertaiment | Theatre
newly-met
27.5: 352 (- stepbrothers and sisters) Orthography Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
now-battered
27.5: 351 (- her - copy of) Orthography Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
Nunzi
27.5: 352 Nick Names | The Zombinis
O.K.
27.5: 352 Orthography Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
Oriental
27.5: 351 (- scenes) Description | Asia
part-time
27.5: 352 (- jobs) Orthography Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
Pitti Palace
27.5: 351 Museum | Florence
speaking-trumpet
27.5: 351 (-s) Orthography Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
Sunday
27.5: 352 (- morning) Span | Day
zoetropic
27.5: 351 (- projectors) Capitalised Device | Light
Zombini
27.5: 351 (the - residence) The Zombinis