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An Index to Thomas Pynchon's Against the Day

Four. Against the Day

Chapter 58

Section 2 (822-826)

Paul Nightingale reading Section 58.2

The John of Asia had begun to pass among island cities, variations on the theme of Venice, domes, villas, and shirnes arpeggiated along the irregular Croatian coastline, white campanili and towers less explicable, older, grayer, put up against some ancient approach no longer definable, and all-but-uncharted strange miniature islets holding antique structures too small for worship, sentry duty or imprisonment.

Against the Day, p. 822