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  Gravity's Rainbow 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 (as Thomas Pynchon puts it in his sinister, insinuatingly sibilant opening sentence), "a screaming comes across the sky," heralding an angel of death, a V-2... Read more

  The Crying of Lot 49 "Mr. Pynchon's satirical eye doesn't miss a thing, including rock `n' roll singers right wing extremists, and the general subculture of Southern California." Read more

  Mason & Dixon A sprawling, complex, and comic work from one of the country's most celebrated and idiosyncratic authors, Mason & Dixon is Thomas Pynchon's Most Magickal reinvention of the 18th-century novel. It follows the lifelong partnership and adventures of the English surveyors Charles Mason and Jeremiah... Read more

    V Having just been released from the Navy, Benny Profane is content to lead a slothful existence with his friends, where the only real ambition is to perfect the art of "schlemihlhood," or being a dupe, and where "responsibility" is a dirty word. Among his pals--called the Whole... Read more

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    The Pynchon Files - Dedicated to the life and work of Thomas Pynchon. With the latest news, biography and dozens of never before seen items.

    Spermatikos Logos - "Spermatikos Logos is a Thomas Pynchon Web resource" including biographical and bibliographical information, an odds 'n' sods selection of Pynchon writings, critical appreciations, links to off-site resources, and a very great deal else related to Pynchon and his writing.

    HyperArts Pynchon Pages - " . . . offers a thorough and labyrinthine exploration into the three 'big' novels of American novelist Thomas Pynchon--V., Gravity's Rainbow, and Mason & Dixon. The searchable site includes alphabetical index, historical resources and etymologies."

    Pynchon Portal - Hundreds of links conveniently sorted in a unique way.

    Pynchon Notes - Website of a small literary journal dedicated to Pynchon scholarship; includes subscription information as well as information on the contents of the current issue and an index of material published in back-issues.

    San Narciso College Thomas Pynchon Home Page - Includes biographical and bibliographical information, as well as links to offsite Frequently Asked Questions lists and a well-organized selection of links to further resources on the reclusive Pynchon and his work.

    Thomas Pynchon Forum Frigate - Discussion forum and live chat devoted to Thomas Pynchon's life and works.


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