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Video Re National Book Award & Gravity's Rainbow

Don't miss this amazing video about Gravity's Rainbow winning the National Book Award, including a recording of Professor Irwin Corey's hilarious acceptance speech.

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Lot 49 Mysteries in California

Turns out the entire text of The Crying of Lot 49 is being broadcast in semaphore from the top of Adobe's Almaden Towers headquarters. San Jose Semaphore, by artist Ben Rubin, is a permanent public artwork commissioned by Adobe Systems Incorporated in collaboration with the City of San Jose's Office of Cultural Affair's Public Art Program. The code was recently cracked by two Silicon Valley tech workers, Mark Snesrud and Bob Mayo.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum on Reading Pynchon

If you haven't read Jonathan Rosenbaum's excellent and insightful essay on Vineland,"Pynchon's Prayer," originally published in 1990 in the Chicago Reader, now's your opportunity. It's available on his blog.

Pynchon's Surprise Party

San Francisco writer Michael Corrigan wrote a lovely article about him and his pals throwing a surprise party for Pynchon at a local bar.

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Vheissu - A Site Dedicated to the Works of Thomas Pynchon
A fine resource by Michel Ryckx.

Is It O.K. To Be A Luddite?
Read the entire article, written by Pynchon and published in 1984, on the New York Times website.

A Journey Into The Mind of Watts
Read the entire article, written by Pynchon and published in 1966, on the New York Times website.

Pynchon's NY Times review of Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
"LOVE, as Mickey and Sylvia, in their 1956 hit single, remind us, love is strange. As we grow older it gets stranger, until at some point mortality has come well within the frame of our attention, and there we are, suddenly caught between terminal dates while still talking a game of eternity." – April 10, 1988

Thomas Pynchon Writings - First Appearance Database
First Book/Pamphlet Appearances of Pynchon Writings - Images from the Collection of Robert Nelson. A great resource for info on Pynchon's works.

Turncoat: An Audio Play (2004)
"A darkly comical morality play about an ex-corporate warrior whose life of compromise finds him suffering a crisis of confidence..." by Chris Williams. "Thomas Pynchon" is a character in this play.

Imipolex
A movie in progress by Alex Ross Perry. This is a clip from the work in progress.

New York Times Thomas Pynchon Resource
Lots of links to articles and resources both on the NYT website and on other websites.

Jonathan Rosenbaum on Reading Pynchon
If you haven't read Jonathan Rosenbaum's excellent and insightful essay on Vineland,"Pynchon's Prayer," originally published in 1990 in the Chicago Reader, now's your opportunity. It's available on his blog.

Random House UK
Publishers of the UK edition of Against the Day

Pynchon entry in the Wikipedia
Great and thorough overview of Pynchon — an excellent resource.

Pynchon Blog
"It's Pynchon's world, we just live in it..."

Thomas Pynchon - Man of Mystery
A lovely comic about TRP.

Pynchon Notes
Home to the scholarly journal edited by those two masters of Pynchonalia, John M. Krafft and Bernard Duyfhuizen.

A Companion's Companion: Illustrated Additions and Corrections to Steven Weisenburger's A Gravity's Rainbow Companion
Great work! Prof. Larsson improves on the guide to Weissenburger's perpetually book-bound guide to Gravity's Rainbow. The content of this site has been appropriated into the wiki for Gravity's Rainbow on PynchonWiki.

"Babies of Wackiness: A Reader's Guide to Vineland"
Built by John Diebold and Michael Goodwin, this site explores Pynchon's fourth novel in a format similar to Weisenburger's guide to Gravity's Rainbow. The content of this site has been appropriated into the wiki for Vineland on PynchonWiki.

Spermatikos Logos
Established by Dr. Larry Daw in collaboration with the Great Quail – interesting content, great graphics and useful links.

Pynchon News Service
Mysterious...

The Pynchon List
Serious? You may want to consider joining this "list-serve" online group of sometimes fractious, always interesting folks.

Pynchon List Server Archive
W.A.S.T.E.'s searchable repository of discussions on the Pynchon List, which in the past have included a blow-by-blow group-reads of Gravity's Rainbow, Mason & Dixon and Vineland.

Thomas Pynchon Home Page
Full of interesting and useful Pynchonalia. One of the earliest of Pynchon websites.

Dr. Daw's Illustrated Gravity's Rainbow
Masterful & gorgeous visual interpretations of all the chapters...whew!

Drainage & Pynchon...
Come explore the nether world, the chthonic realm of Drainage!! "The state of a civilization may be inferred from the state of its plumbing."

Paper Pynchon ... oh yes!
The work of the great cartoonist Dorothy Gambrell. You can also get a "My Other Car Is A Pynchon Novel" at her online store.

Electronic Book Review
Promoting print/screen transformations and weaving new modes of critical writing into the web...

Otto Sell's Pynchon Pages
A German website about Pynchon, part in English, part in German, with many useful links.

Smoking Dope with Thomas Pynchon
This is a story about the sixties: it's about Andrew Gordon and some friends of his, it's about Berkeley, and it's about Pynchon.

Cashiered!
Selected texts from the works of Thomas Pynchon.

 

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