The Thomas R. Pynchon Bookstore

Gravity's Rainbow
 

If your local bookseller doesn't have the Pynchon book you seek, you can probably find it at either Amazon.com USA or Amazon.com United Kingdom (for those pesky British editions). There are links to purchase the specific books, as well as a search function.

The Meritorious Price of Our Redemption (1650)
Peter Lang Publishing (1983)
by William Pynchon
A beautiful reprint of this heretickal book by the 11th generation colonial ancestor of Thomas Pynchon.


Thomas Pynchon's Narratives: Subjectivity and Problems of Knowing
(Modern American Literature (New York, N.Y.), Vol. 24.)
by Alan W. Brownlie


The Style of Connectedness: Gravity's Rainbow & Thomas Pynchon
University of Missouri Press
by Thomas Moore
Really great.

A Gravity's Rainbow Companion
University of Georgia Press
by Steven C. Weisenburger

Excellent. The best.

A Companion to V.
University of Georgia Press
by J. Kerry Grant


A Companion to The Crying of Lot 49
University of Georgia Press
by J. Kerry Grant


New Essays on The Crying of Lot 49
by Patrick O'Donnell & Emory Elliot


Pynchon and Mason and Dixon
University of Delaware Press
by Brooke Horvath & Irving Malin (Editors)

A Gravity's Rainbow Companion (v2)
University of Georgia Press
by Steven C. Weisenburger

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Pictures Showing What Happens On Each Page Of Thomas Pynchon's 
Novel, Gravity's Rainbow Paperback - $26.37

Pictures Showing What Happens On Each Page Of Thomas Pynchon's Novel, "Gravity's Rainbow"

By Zak Smith; Foreward by Steve Erickson

Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow (1973), set in an alternative-universe version of World War II, has been called a modern Finnegan's Wake for its challenging language, wild anachronisms, hallucinatory happenings, and fever-dream imagery. With Gravity's Rainbow Illustrated, artist Zak Smith at once eases and expands readers' experience of the book. A leading exponent of punk-based, DIY art, Smith here presents his most ambitious project to date -- an art book exactly as long as the work it's interpreting: 760 drawings, paintings, photos, and less definable images in 760 pages. Extraordinary tableaux of the detritus of war — a burned-out Koenigstiger tank, a melted machine gun — coexist alongside such phantasmagoric Pynchon inventions as the "stumbling bird" and "Girgori the octopus." Smith has stated his aim to be "as literal as possible" in interpreting Gravity's Rainbow, but his images are as imaginative and powerfully unique as the prose they honor.

(From Amazon.com)

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Paperback

Nineteen Eighty-Four

By George Orwell; Foreword by Thomas Pynchon

Superlatives may get people's attention, but they don't do much to reward it. So if one were to hazard, for example, that novelist Thomas Pynchon's foreword to the new Plume edition of "Nineteen Eighty-Four" just happens to be the finest, deepest, sanest new 20 pages around, the case might yet remain something shy of closed. In the wake of such praise, good questions for a skeptic to ask might include "Compared to what?" "Says who?" and, hardest of all to nail down, "Why?"

- David Kipen, San Francisco Chronicle Book Critic
(Read the Complete Review)

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Paperback

The Hunt for Zero Point:
Inside the Classified World of Antigravity Technology

By Nick Cook

It turns out that the Nazis had some success tapping into the Zero Point Energy Field, and were well on the way to building a completely new type of antigravity aircraft/infinite power supply/super weapon. At the end of WWII, the Soviets and Americans managed to scoop up not only the scientists involved in this research (many of whom were blatant Nazi sympathizers), but also the devices they had been developing. These technologies have since gone "deep black," that is to say, have been buried in the deepest recesses of the military industrial complex and intelligence apparatus.

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Paperback

American Plastic

By Jeff Meikle

An excellent book on the evolution of plastic in the USA. And a great chapter about Pynchon and plastic.

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UK Paperback

Restraint of Beasts

By Magnus Mills

"A demented, deadpan comic wonder, this rude salute to the dark side of contract employment has the exuberant power of a magic word it might possibly be dangerous (like the title of a certain other Scottish tale) to speak out loud."

– Thomas Pynchon

Amazon.com US

V.

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Paperback

Crying of Lot 49

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Paperback

Gravity's Rainbow


Paperback
Gravity's Rainbow - Deluxe Edition

Slow Learner

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Paperback

Vineland

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Paperback

Mason & Dixon

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Paperback

Amazon.com UK

V.

V bookcover (uk)
Paperback

Crying of Lot 49

Crying of lot 49 bookcover (uk)
Paperback

Gravity's Rainbow

Gravity's Rainbow bookcover (uk)
Paperback
Slow Learner Slow Learner bookcover (uk)
Paperback

Vineland

Vineland bookcover (uk)
Paperback

Mason & Dixon

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Paperback

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You can also search either "bookstore." Besides Pynchon's novels, there are also many and varied lit-crit books on Pynchon's books which demonstrate the diversity of approaches to and interpretations of his fiction.

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