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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

Alaska
11.4: 131 State/Around the World | United States
Alaskan
11.4: 130 (- junket) Performer | Alaska
American
11.4: 130 (- bucket-shop desperado) Nationality | United States
Bering Strait
11.4: 131 Water/Around the World | Pacific Ocean
bucket-shop desperado
11.4: 130 (American -) Rare Description |
Calcutta University
11.4: 130 Higher Education | India
Candlebrow University
11.4: 130 Organisation | Candlebrow University
Department of Mineralogy
11.4: 130 Candlebrow University
Dodge Flanelette
11.4: 130 Characters |
Edward Henry Harriman
11.4: 130 (Brother -) Last Name Historical Persons | Background
Expedition
11.4: 129, 130 (old - hands), 130 Vormance Expedition
far-spreading
11.4: 129 (- glacier) Orthography Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
Fleetwood Vibe
11.4: 130 (young Mr. -) Characters | Scarsdale Vibe
Fleetwood
11.4: 130, 131 Characters | Scarsdale Vibe
God
11.4: 131 (- knows), 133 (same class as -) Deity/Religion | Christianity
hand-blown
11.4: 129 (- bottle) Orthography Description | Vocabulary
history
11.4: 130 (Mathematics and -) Capitalised Concepts | Time
Hotel Borealis
11.4: 129 Hotel | Iceland
Hunter
11.4: 129 Figures | The Penhallow Family
ice-scape
11.4: 130 Orthography Language/Dictionary | Neologism
Iceland spar
11.4: 130 Objects | Light
Jew
11.4: 131 ( a climber and a -) Asia
"London"
11.4: 129 (- phases) City/Around the World | United Kingdom
luxuriant
11.4: 130 Rare Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
mathematics
11.4: 130 (- and History) Capitalised Science/Science | Mathematics
Meat Olaf
11.4: 129, 130 Food and Drinks | Iceland
Naples yellow
11.4: 129 Description | Colours
open-sesame
11.4: 130 Orthography Concepts | Mythology
Payne's gray
11.4: 129 Description | Colours
prayer-wheel
11.4: 130 (Tibetan -) Orthography Objects | Religion
Quaternionist
11.4: 130 Description | Quaternions
Scarsdale Vibe
11.4: 130 Characters | Scarsdale Vibe
Scarsdale
11.4: 130, 131 Characters | Scarsdale Vibe
Schiff
11.4: 131 (old -) Historical Persons | Background
Siberia
11.4: 131 Geography/Around the World | Russia
Tibetan
11.4: 130 (- prayer-wheel) Ethnicity/Around the World | Tibet
Trans-Sib
11.4: 131 Transport | Russia
Tsangpo-Brahmaputra
11.4: 130 (- country) River/Around the World | Asia
Ulterior
11.4: 130 Concepts | Mathematics
V. Ganesh Rao
11.4: 130 (Dr. -) Figures | Background
"Venice"
11.4: 129 ( [...] phase) City/Around the World | Italy
Vibe
11.4: 130 (the elder -) Last Name Characters | Scarsdale Vibe
Vormance
11.4: 130 (Dr. -) Last Name Characters | Vormance Expedition
Wall Street
11.4: 130 (- eminence) Street/Around the World | New York City
¡Cuidado Cabrón!
11.4: 130 Food and Drinks | Mexico
¡Cuidado Cabrón! Salsa Explosiva La Original
11.4: 129 Food and Drinks | Mexico