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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Vineland is a 1990 novel by Thomas Pynchon, a postmodern tale of life set in the United States in 1984, the year of Ronald Reagan's re-election. Its central locale is Vineland, California, a fictional small town in California's Anderson Valley (perhaps based upon Boonville).

The novel describes fascist traits as related to the Nixonian repression, and its culmination in the War on drugs. The novel comments on the slide from the free spirit of the sixties to the fascist eighties.



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