Thomas Pynchon bibliography

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This is a list of works by writer Thomas Pynchon .



Novels and novellas

<i>V.</i> novel by Thomas Pynchon

V. is the debut novel of Thomas Pynchon, published in 1963. It describes the exploits of a discharged U.S. Navy sailor named Benny Profane, his reconnection in New York with a group of pseudo-bohemian artists and hangers-on known as the Whole Sick Crew, and the quest of an aging traveler named Herbert Stencil to identify and locate the mysterious entity he knows only as "V." It was nominated for a National Book Award.

<i>The Crying of Lot 49</i> novel by Thomas Pynchon

The Crying of Lot 49 is a novella by Thomas Pynchon, first published in 1966. The shortest of Pynchon's novels, it is about a woman, Oedipa Maas, possibly unearthing the centuries-old conflict between two mail distribution companies, Thurn und Taxis and the Trystero. The former actually existed and was the first firm to distribute postal mail; the latter is Pynchon's invention. The novel is often classified as a notable example of postmodern fiction. Time included the novel in its "TIME 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005".

<i>Gravitys Rainbow</i> novel by Thomas Pynchon

Gravity's Rainbow is a 1973 novel by American writer Thomas Pynchon.


Oyster Bay High School A High School in Oyster Bay, New York.

Oyster Bay High School is a high school located in Oyster Bay, New York. The school is a part of the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Central School District. A more comprehensive history may be found on the school's website.

Harry Ransom Center archive, library, and museum at the University of Texas at Austin

The Harry Ransom Center is an archive, library and museum at the University of Texas at Austin, specializing in the collection of literary and cultural artifacts from the United States, Latin America and Europe for the purpose of advancing the study of the arts and humanities. The Ransom Center houses 36 million literary manuscripts, one million rare books, five million photographs, and more than 100,000 works of art.

Short stories

<i>Epoch</i> (American magazine) American magazine

Epoch is a triannual American literary magazine founded in 1947 and published by Cornell University. It has published well-known authors and award-winning work including stories reprinted in The Best American Short Stories series and poems later included in The Best American Poetry series. It publishes fiction, poetry, essays, graphic art, and sometimes cartoons and screenplays, but no literary criticism or book reviews.

<i>New World Writing</i>

New World Writing was a paperback magazine, a literary anthology series published by New American Library's Mentor imprint from 1951 until 1960, then J. B. Lippincott & Co.'s Keystone from volume/issue 16 (1960) to the last volume, 22, in 1964.

<i>Esquire</i> (magazine) American mens magazine

Esquire is an American men's magazine, published by the Hearst Corporation in the United States. Founded in 1933, it flourished during the Great Depression under the guidance of founders Arnold Gingrich, David A. Smart and Henry L. Jackson.

Short story collections


Technical publications

Boeing Aerospace and defense manufacturer in the United States

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CIM-10 Bomarc A long-range surface-to-air missile

The Boeing CIM-10 Bomarc was a supersonic long-range surface-to-air missile (SAM) used during the Cold War for the air defense of North America. In addition to being the first operational long-range SAM, it was the only SAM deployed by the United States Air Force.


Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity Church in New York , United States

The Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, at 319–337 East 74th Street on the Upper East Side in New York City, New York, is a Neo-Byzantine-style Greek Orthodox church. It serves as the national cathedral of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, and as the episcopal seat of Archbishop Elpidophoros of America.

The Daily Show is an American late-night talk and news satire television program. It airs each Monday through Thursday on Comedy Central. Describing itself as a fake news program, The Daily Show draws its comedy and satire from recent news stories, political figures, media organizations, and often uses self-referential humor as well.

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Introductions and liner notes

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British Motor Corporation vehicle manufacturer

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<i>Cavalier</i> (magazine)

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Lotion was a Manhattan indie rock band formed in 1991 by brothers Bill and Jim Ferguson, drummer Rob Youngberg, and vocalist/guitarist Tony Zajkowski.

<i>Nobodys Cool</i> 1996 studio album by Lotion

Nobody's Cool is a studio album by the rock band Lotion. It was released in 1996.

<i>Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me</i> book by Richard Fariña

Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me is a novel by Richard Fariña. First published in the United States in 1966 the novel, based largely on Fariña's college experiences and travels, is a comic picaresque story that is set in the Western United States, in Cuba during the Cuban Revolution, and at an upstate New York university. The name of the protagonist is Gnossos Pappadopoulis, a modern Odysseus. The book has become something of a cult classic among those who study 1960s or counterculture literature, and has been cited as a source of inspiration for many artists including Earl Sweatshirt.

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