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An Index to Thomas Pynchon's Against the Day

Two. Iceland Spar

Chapter 27

Section 6 (353-357)

Paul Nightingale reading Section 27.6

Dally had imagined once that if she ever found Erlys again, she'd just forget how to breathe or something.

Against the Day, p. 353

affondato (= sunken)
27.6: 354 Expression/Dictionary | Italian
allow light
27.6: 354 Description | Light
Alpine
27.6: 354 (- people) Mountains/Around the World | Europe
Austria
27.6: 354 (like -, with gestures) Countries/Around the World | Europe
"bella"
27.6: 354 (as bella) Nick Names | Italian
Bert Snidell
27.6: 357 Figures | Background
black-velvet
27.6: 353 (- absence of signs) Orthography Language/Dictionary | Colours
Bowery
27.6: 353 (some - acting group) Borough | New York City
Bria
27.6: 353, 354, 355, 356 Characters | The Zombinis
Cabinet of Ultimate Illusion
27.6: 353 (-, known also as New York) Description | New York City
capisci
27.6: 354, 355 Exclamation/Dictionary | Interjection
Chinese Gong Effect
27.6: 356 Entertaiment | China
Cici
27.6: 354, 357 Nick Names | The Zombinis
Cleveland
27.6: 357 City/Around the World | Ohio
Dahlia
27.6: 353, 356, 357 Characters | The Rideout Family
Dally
27.6: 353, 356, 357 Nick Names | The Rideout Family
East Rumelian
27.6: 356 (- acrobats) Region/Around the World | Balkan
"effect"
27.6: 353 Description |
Erlys
27.6: 353, 356, 357 Figures | The Rideout Family
Europe
27.6: 356 Geography/Around the World | Continent
far-flung
27.6: 353 Orthography Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
four or six
27.6: 355 Span |
France
27.6: 354 Countries/Around the World | Europe
French
27.6: 357 (- drops) Nationality | France
Friuli
27.6: 354 City/Around the World | Italy
goat-fuckers
27.6: 354 Orthography Insult |
God
27.6: 354 (a yearning after -), 354 (- didn't say), 354 (like -) Deity/Religion | Christianity
Harry Houdini
27.6: 355 Performer | United States
Hindoo
27.6: 357 (- shuffles) Flavour | Religion
Iceland spar
27.6: 355 Objects | Light
Isle of Mirrors
27.6: 355 Island/Around the World | Venice
Italy
27.6: 354 Countries/Around the World | Europe
Katie
27.6: 356 Characters | Background
knife-throwing
27.6: 353 (Bria's - dummy) Orthography Act | Violence
Lagoon
27.6: 355 Water/Around the World | Venice
let nothing escape
27.6: 354 Description |
long-held
27.6: 356 (- whisper) Orthography Long-series/Dictionary | Word Clusters
Luca Zombini
27.6: 353, 354, 356 Characters | The Zombinis
Luca
27.6: 354 Characters | The Zombinis
magician-grade
27.6: 354 (- velvet, perfect absorber of light) Orthography Terminology | Esoterism
Merle
27.6: 356, 357 Characters | The Rideout Family
Neapolitan
27.6: 354 ( one of these - spaghetti-benders) Person from | Italy
near-perfect
27.6: 355 (- crystal of Iceland spar) Orthography Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
New York
27.6: 356 (a - snap) State/Around the World | United States
Nicol prism
27.6: 354 (- and [...] double refraction) Objects | Physics
nothing
27.6: 354 ehat had been -) Capitalised Concepts | Physics
Nunzi
27.6: 354, 357 Nick Names | The Zombinis
only
27.6: 354 Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
optically
27.6: 355 Description | Light
Paris
27.6: 354 City/Around the World | France
Pop
27.6: 354 (gotcha, -), 355 Functions | Family
porca miseria
27.6: 355 Exclamation/Dictionary | Italian
'problem'
27.6: 354 (-?) Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
Professor Heino Vanderjuice
27.6: 355 (without first name) Characters | The Chums of Chance
Psyche
27.6: 353 (- knot) Deity/Religion | Antiquity
'real'
27.6: 357 (your - father) Description | Vocabulary
send back everthing
27.6: 354 Description | Light
spaghetti-benders
27.6: 354 (one of these Neapolitan -) Orthography Description |
Stupendica
27.6: 356 (S.S. -), 357 Ship | Transportation
subgods
27.6: 357 (the - of theatrical timing) Rare Concepts | Religion
supposed
27.6: 356 Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
Teatro Malibran
27.6: 355 Movie Theatre/Film | Venice
'the past is past'
27.6: 356 (No -, nothing like that) Expression/Dictionary | Vocabulary
tidiness
27.6: 353 (in her continuum of -) Capitalised Expression/Dictionary | Vocabulary
unhappy
27.6: 354 (- ending) Description | Vocabulary
Venice
27.6: 355 City/Around the World | Italy
vero
27.6: 354 Exclamation/Dictionary | Italian
Yale
27.6: 355 Higher Education | Massachusetts
you
27.6: 354, 357 Pronouns/Dictionary | Word Clusters
Zombini
27.6: 354 (-s), 356, 357 ( a smaller -, any -) The Zombinis