Thomas Pynchon





Thomas Pynchon

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born
in Glen Cove, Long Island, New York, The United States
May 08, 1937

gender
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Thomas Ruggles Pynchon, Jr. is an American writer based in New York City, noted for his dense and complex works of fiction. Hailing from Long Island, Pynchon spent two years in the United States Navy and earned an English degree from Cornell University. After publishing several short stories in the late 1950s and early 1960s, he began composing the novels for which he is best known today: V. (1963), The Crying of Lot 49 (1966), Gravity's Rainbow (1973), Vineland (1990), Mason & Dixon (1997), and Against the Day (2006).

Pynchon is regarded by many readers and critics as one of the finest contemporary authors. He is a MacArthur Fellow and a recipient of the National Book Award, and is regularly cited as a contender for the Nobel Prize in L...more


Average rating: 3.83 · 105,035 ratings · 8,481 reviews · 19 distinct works · Similar authors
The Crying of Lot 49
3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 37,185 ratings — published 1966 — 72 editions
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Gravity's Rainbow
4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 19,987 ratings — published 1973 — 59 editions
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V.
3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 11,567 ratings — published 1961 — 50 editions
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Inherent Vice
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 8,058 ratings — published 2009 — 29 editions
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Mason and Dixon
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 5,255 ratings — published 1997 — 25 editions
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Vineland
3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 5,771 ratings — published 1990 — 26 editions
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Against the Day
4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 3,845 ratings — published 2006 — 21 editions
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Bleeding Edge
3.53 of 5 stars 3.53 avg rating — 4,140 ratings — published 2013 — 11 editions
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Slow Learner: Early Stories
3.47 of 5 stars 3.47 avg rating — 2,517 ratings — published 1967 — 20 editions
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The Secret Integration
4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 118 ratings — published 1964
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“Every weirdo in the world is on my wavelength.”
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“Life's single lesson: that there is more accident to it than a man can ever admit to in a lifetime and stay sane.”
Thomas Pynchon, V.

“They're in love. Fuck the war.”
Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow
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