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Thomas Pynchon


(Thomas Ruggles Pynchon, Jr.)
USA flag (b.1937)

Thomas Pynchon is the author of V., The Crying of Lot 49, Gravity's Rainbow, Slow Learner, a collection of short stories, Vineland, Mason and Dixon and, most recently, Against the Day. He received the National Book Award for Gravity's Rainbow in 1974.
 

Genres: Literary Fiction
 
Novels
   The Small Rain (1959)
   V (1961)
   The Crying of Lot 49 (1965)
   Gravity's Rainbow (1973)
   Low-lands (1978)
   The Secret Integration (1980)
   Vineland (1990)
   Mason and Dixon (1997)
   Against the Day (2006)
   Inherent Vice (2009)
   Bleeding Edge (2013)
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Collections
   Slow Learner (1984)
   V, Crying of Lot 49 and Gravitys Rainbow (1993)
   Deadly Sins (1994) (with others)
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Novellas and Short Stories
   Entropy (1960)
   Mortality and Mercy in Vienna (1976)
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Thomas Pynchon recommends
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The Sea Came in at Midnight (1999)
Steve Erickson
"Steve Erikson has that rare and luminous gift for reporting back from the nocturnal side of reality...an engagingly romantic attitude and the fierce imaginative energy of a born storyteller."
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Dance the Eagle to Sleep (1970)
Marge Piercy
"One of the first really honest books this country has ever produced."
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Nog (1969)
Rudolph Wurlitzer
"The Novel of Bullshit is dead."

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Awards
1974 National Book Award for Fiction : Gravity's Rainbow

Award nominations
2013 National Book Award for Fiction (nominee) : Bleeding Edge
2007 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Against the Day
1974 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Gravity's Rainbow
1973 Nebula Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Gravity's Rainbow


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