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An Index to Thomas Pynchon's Against the Day

Four. Against the Day

Chapter 62

Section 4 (914-916)

Paul Nightingale reading Section 62.4

The operetta, all the rage in Vienna at the moment, was called The Burgher King, in which the ruler of a fictional country in Central Europe, feeling disconnected from his people, decides to go out among them disguised as a member of the urban middle class.

Against the Day, p. 914