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Thomas Pynchon

American novelist

1937   -  

country of citizenship: United States of America
educated at: Cornell University
occupation: writer, novelist, essayist, science fiction writer
award received: MacArthur Fellows Program, National Book Award, National Book Award for Fiction

Thomas Ruggles Pynchon Jr. (, commonly ; born May 8, 1937) is an American novelist. A MacArthur Fellow, he is noted for his dense and complex novels. His fiction and non-fiction writings encompass a vast array of subject matter, genres and themes, including history, music, science, and mathematics. For Gravity's Rainbow, Pynchon won the 1973 U.S. National Book Award for Fiction.Hailing from Long Island, Pynchon served two years in the United States Navy and earned an English degree from Cornell University. After publishing several short stories in the late 1950s and early 1960s, he began composing the novels for which he is best known: V. (1963), The Crying of Lot 49 (1966), and Gravity's Rainbow (1973). Pynchon is notoriously reclusive; few photographs of him have been published, and rumors about his location and identity have circulated since the 1960s. Pynchon's most recent novel, Bleeding Edge, was published on September 17, 2013.
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works

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V.

novel by Thomas Pynchon

author: Thomas Pynchon

1963

Gravity's Rainbow

novel by Thomas Pynchon

author: Thomas Pynchon

1973

The Crying of Lot 49

novel by Thomas Pynchon

author: Thomas Pynchon

1966

Vineland

novel by Thomas Pynchon

author: Thomas Pynchon

1990

Inherent Vice

novel by Thomas Pynchon

author: Thomas Pynchon, Paul Thomas Anderson

2009

Against the Day

novel by Thomas Pynchon

author: Thomas Pynchon

2006

Bleeding Edge

2013 Thomas Pynchon novel

author: Thomas Pynchon

2013

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