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An Index to Thomas Pynchon's Against the Day

Four. Against the Day

Chapter 53

Section 4 (756-757)

Paul Nightingale reading Section 53.4

The chief item of concern in this paradise of the dishonorable was a prophet known locally as "the Doosra," operating somewhere north of here, who had been driven-according to those, naturally, with the feeblest grasp of the concept-"mad" by the desert.

Against the Day, p. 756