Thomas Pynchon

Thomas Ruggles Pynchon, Jr. (born May 8, 1937) is an American novelist. A MacArthur Fellow, he is noted for his dense and complex novels.

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Mason and Dixon by Thomas Pynchon by Thomas Pynchon
Charles Mason 1728 1786 and Jeremiah Dixon 17331779 were the British Surveyors best remembered for running the boundary between Pennsylvania and Maryland that we know today as the MasonDixon Line. Here is their story as reimagined by Thomas Pynchon in an updated eighteenthcentury novel featuring Native Americans and frontier folk ripped bodices naval warfare conspiracies erotic and political and major caffeine abuse. We follow the mismatchd pair one rollicking the other depressi  read more
Crying Of Lot 49 9780099532613 by Thomas Pynchon by Thomas Pynchon
Suffused with rich satire chaotic brilliance verbal turbulence and wild humour The Crying of Lot 49 opens as Oedipa Maas discovers that she has been made executrix of a former lovers estate. The performance of her duties sets her on a strange trail of detection in which bizarre characters crowd in to help or confuse her. But gradually death drugs madness and marriage combine to leave Oepida in isolation on the threshold of revelation awaiting The Crying of Lot 49 . This is one of Pyn  read more
Against the Day by Thomas Pynchon by Thomas Pynchon
Spanning the period between the Chicago Worlds Fair of 1893 and the years just after World War I Against the Day moves from the labour troubles in Colorado to turnofthecentury New York from London to Venice to Siberia to Mexico during the revolution silentera Hollywood and one or two places not strictly speaking on the map at all. It is a time of unrestrained corporate greed false religiosity moronic fecklessness and evil intent in high places. Maybe its not the world but with a  read more
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Gravity's Rainbow (Vintage) by Thomas Pynchon
"The greatest, wildest author of his generation". ("Guardian"). We could tell you the year is 1944, that the main character is called Tyrone Slothrop and that he has a problem because bombs are falling across Europe and crashing to earth at the exact locations of his sexual conquests. But that doesn't really begin to cover it. Reading this book is like falling down a rabbit hole into an outlandish, sinister, mysterious, absurd, compulsive netherworld. As the "Financial Times" said, 'you must forget earlier notions about life and letters and even the Novel.' Forty years since publication, "Gravity's Rainbow" has lost none of its power to enthral.  read more
Slow Learner: Early Stories by Thomas Pynchon
Slow Learner is a compilation of early stories written between 1959 and 1964, before Pynchon achieved recognition as a prominent writer for his 1963 novel, V and containing a revelatory essay on his early influences and writing. The collection consists of five short stories: 'The Small Rain', 'Lowlands', 'Entropy', 'Under the Rose', and 'The Secret Integration', as well as an introduction written by Pynchon himself for the 1984 publication. The five stories were originally published individually in various literary magazines but in 1984, after Pynchon had achieved greater recognition, Slow Learner was published to collect and copyright the stories into one volume. The introduction also offers a rare insight into Pynchon's own views on his work and influences.  read more
Gravity's Rainbow (Penguin Classics) by Thomas Pynchon
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Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon
Maxine Tarnow is running a nice little fraud investigation business on the Upper West Side, chasing down different kinds of small-scale con artists. She used to be legally certified but her licence got pulled a while back, which has actually turned out to be a blessing because now she can follow her own code of ethics.  read more
Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon
It's been a while since Doc Sportello has seen his ex-girlfriend. Suddenly, she shows up with a story about a plot to kidnap a billionaire land developer whom she just happens to be in love with. Doc knows that "love" is another one of those words going around at the moment, like "trip" or "groovy," except that this one usually leads to trouble.  read more
Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
Tyrone Slothrop, a GI in London in 1944, has a big problem. Whenever he gets an erection, a Blitz bomb hits. Slothrop gets excited, and then, "a screaming comes across the sky," heralding an angel of death, a V-2 rocket. Soon Tyrone is on the run from legions of bizarre enemies through the phantasmagoric horrors of Germany.  read more
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