Thomas Pynchon

Thomas Pynchon is a celebrated postmodern novelist. His works include The Crying of Lot 49, Gravity's Rainbow, Vineland, and Against the Day

"I am the twentieth century. I am the ragtime and the tango; sans-serif, clean geometry. I am the virgin's-hair whip and the cunningly detailed shackles of decadent passion. I am every lonely railway station in every capital of Europe. I am the Street, the fanciless buildings of government. I am the cafe-dansant, the clockwork figure, the jazz saxophone, the tourist-lady's hairpiece, the fairy's rubber breasts, the travelling clock which always tells the wrong time and chimes in different keys. I am the dead palm tree, the Negro's dancing pumps, the dried fountain after tourist season. I am all the appurtenances of night."

– Thomas Pynchon, V.


ARTICLES FEATURING THOMAS

Pynchon’s Launch Party

Pynchon’s literary career has shared more with the dehumanizing ethos of Silicon Valley than has been recognized. Siri is a Pynchon character....


Pynchon’s Deep Web

IN 1984, at the height of what SF fans and critics would come to consider the era of cyberpunk, Thomas Pynchon ...


The Ghost of Books: Past, Present, and Future


PRESS ENTER TO SEARCH, OR ESC TO EXIT