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.


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

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Open to any author writing in English about the Chicanx/Latinx experience, the Rivera Book Prize is committed to the discovery and fostering of extraordinary writing by a first-time or early career author whose work examines the long and varied contributions of Chicanx/Latinx in the US. The Rivera Book Prize aims to provide a platform that showcases the emerging literary talent of the Chicanx/Latinx community, to cultivate the next generation of Chicanx/Latinx writers, and to continue the rich literary memory of Tomás Rivera, Chicano author, poet, activist, and educator.

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