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An Index to Thomas Pynchon's Against the Day

Four. Against the Day

Chapter 53

Section 1 (748-750)

Paul Nightingale reading Section 53.1

Dearest Father,
I write in uncertainty as to whether you shall ever read this-so, paradoxically, in a kind of faith, now made perhaps more urgent by doubts which have arisen concerning those to whose care you entrusted me, so long ago.

Against the Day, p. 748

Bolshevist
53.1: 748 (heretical - refugees) Activists | Russia
British War Office
53.1: 748 (as British War and Foreign Offices) Agencies | United Kingdom
Buda-Pesth
53.1: 748 Orthography City/Around the World | Hungary
Caius Julius Caesar
53.1: 749 (an act of -) Last Name Politician | Antiquity
Cambridge
53.1: 749 City/Around the World | United Kingdom
combination-room
53.1: 749 (a senior - without a master) Orthography Building - Space | Cambridge
Compassionate
53.1: 749, 750 Description | The Chums of Chance
counter-attack
53.1: 750 Orthography Counter-series/Dictionary | Word Clusters
Crotona
53.1: 749 City/Around the World | Italy
England
53.1: 748 Countries/Around the World | United Kingdom
Europe
53.1: 748 Geography/Around the World | Continent
Father
53.1: 748, 750 Functions | Family
Force
53.1: 750 Process | Politics
Foreign Office
53.1: 748 (British War and -s) Agencies | United Kingdom
"gifts of prophecy"
53.1: 748 Concepts | Halfcourt
God
53.1: 748 (direct intercourse with -) Deity/Religion | Christianity
Göttingen
53.1: 748 City/Around the World | Germany
Hidden City
53.1: 748 Description | Shambhala
Inner Asia
53.1: 749 Geography/Around the World | Asia
insh'allah
53.1: 750 Expression/Dictionary | Arabic
Kit Traverse
53.1: 750 (Mr. -) Characters | The Traverse Family
less-accessible
53.1: 749 (a reflection of some - reality) Orthography Language/Dictionary | Word Clusters
McTaggart
53.1: 749 (Professor -, at Cambridge) Last Name Scientist/Science | Background
Nietzschean
53.1: 749 (I am today perhaps more of a -) Ideas | Philosophy
"other self"
53.1: 750 ([Kit] is not my -) Functions | Family
present-day
53.1: 748 (- Europe) Orthography Language/Dictionary | Time
Prince
53.1: 750 (- Rinpungpa) Titles/Texts | Europe
Professor
53.1: 749 (- McTaggart, at Cambridge) Titles/Texts |
Pythagorean
53.1: 749 (a - apprentice long ago in Crotona) Flavour | Esoterism
Rinpungpa
53.1: 750, 750 (Prince-) Royalty | Tibet
Russia
53.1: 748 (the [1905] revolution in -) Countries/Around the World | Russia
scholar-prince
53.1: 750 Orthography Royalty | Tibet
Shambhala
53.1: 748, 750 Fictional Location/Around the World | Shambhala
silence
53.1: 749 (the strictest vow of -) Capitalised Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
sixteenth-century
53.1: 750 (the - Tibetan scholar-prince Rinpungpa) Orthography Span | Time
space-time
53.1: 749 (this perilous segment of -) Orthography Concepts | Physics
specific
53.1: 749 Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
Switzerland
53.1: 748 Countries/Around the World | Europe
T.W.I.T.
53.1: 748 T.W.I.T.
"The Work of The World"
53.1: 750 (- [...], a formula, a prayer) Expression/Dictionary | Vocabulary
The Work of The World
53.1: 750 (as: to learn the Work, to transcend the World) Expression/Dictionary | Vocabulary
Tibetan
53.1: 750 (- scholar-prince) Ethnicity/Around the World | Tibet
Yogi
53.1: 750 (a - appears to [Rinpungpa]), 750 Functions | Religion