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An Index to Thomas Pynchon's Against the Day

Two. Iceland Spar

Chapter 11

Section 4 (129-131)

Paul Nightingale reading Section 11.4

Built only a few years before, in clapboard siding of a vivid cream color, roofed in gray shakes shade or two lighter than the outcroppings and stone walls that surrounded it, the Hotel Borealis, where the Expedition had set up headquarters, presented at one corner a curious sort of open turret, whose slender white columns supported semicircular balconies on the first and second floors, and above them held up a conical roof, almost a steeple, with a high finial that carried a weather vane and some wireless antennas as well.

Against the Day, p. 129