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Pynchon, Thomas

Overview
Works: 649 works in 1,682 publications in 5 languages and 74,190 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Political fiction  Experimental fiction  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Satire  War stories  Manuscripts  Study guides 
Roles: Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Dedicatee
Classifications: PS3566.Y55, 813.54
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Gravity's rainbow by Thomas Pynchon( Book )
130 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 4,203 libraries worldwide
An American Lieutenant stationed in London during the Blitz has a bizarre ability
Vineland by Thomas Pynchon( Book )
57 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 3,597 libraries worldwide
Follows the orbits of old acquaintances headed for a less than harmonic convergence in Northern California in 1984
The crying of lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon( Book )
137 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in English and French and held by 3,456 libraries worldwide
When Oedipa Maas is named as the executor of her late lover's will, she discovers that his estate is mysteriously connected with an underground organization
Mason & Dixon by Thomas Pynchon( Book )
36 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and Danish and held by 3,144 libraries worldwide
The lives of two 18th century British astronomers who surveyed the boundary which settled a dispute between Maryland and Pennsylvania, and was later extended to become the boundary between free and slave states, the Mason-Dixon line. The novel describes their work in Africa and America, and traces their relationship
Against the day : [a novel] by Thomas Pynchon( Book )
28 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 2,566 libraries worldwide
A tale spanning the years between the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 and the end of World War I features characters who are caught up in such events as the labor troubles of Colorado, the Mexican revolution, and the heyday of silent-movie Hollywood
Inherent vice by Thomas Pynchon( Book )
25 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,525 libraries worldwide
Reluctantly investigating a kidnapping threat against his ex-girlfriend's billionaire beau, Doc Sportello tackles a bizarre tangle of nefarious characters before stumbling on a mysterious entity that may actually be a tax shelter for a dental group
Slow learner : early stories by Thomas Pynchon( Book )
44 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,835 libraries worldwide
A collection of five stories written by the author between 1958 and 1964, four during the author's time in college, providing a glimpse into American life during the late fifties and early sixties
Bleeding edge by Thomas Pynchon( Book )
12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,773 libraries worldwide
New York City, 2001. Fraud investigator Maxine Tarnow starts looking into the finances of a computer-security firm and its billionaire geek CEO and discovers there's no shortage of swindlers looking to grab a piece of what's left of the tech bubble
V., a novel by Thomas Pynchon( Book )
14 editions published between 1961 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,444 libraries worldwide
Nineteen eighty-four, a novel by George Orwell( Book )
13 editions published between 1949 and 2009 in English and held by 1,016 libraries worldwide
Portrays a terrifying vision of life in the future when a totalitarian government, considered a "Negative Utopia," watches over all citizens and directs all activities, becoming more powerful as time goes by
Bleeding edge by Thomas Pynchon( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 457 libraries worldwide
It is 2001 in New York City, in the lull between the collapse of the dot-com boom and the terrible events of September 11th. Silicon Alley is a ghost town, Web 1.0 is having adolescent angst, Google has yet to IPO, Microsoft is still considered the Evil Empire. There may not be quite as much money around as there was at the height of the tech bubble, but there's no shortage of swindlers looking to grab a piece of what's left
Deadly sins ( Book )
3 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 382 libraries worldwide
When Joyce Carol Oates chose to explore the only unforgivable sin, Despair, the editors of The New York Times Book Review (where these pieces first appeared) agreed. That was one better than Saint Thomas Aquinas, who first articulated the deadly seven. But why not? Today we have a greater opportunity to sin and a wider knowledge of it, made so deliciously available by contemporary life-styles and the media. So please enjoy!
Inherent vice by Thomas Pynchon( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 337 libraries worldwide
Doc Sportello is bewildered when an ex-girlfriend returns to recruit him in a plot to kidnap a wealthy construction executive. Soon, Sportello finds himself in the midst of a thrilling conspiracy with an undercover cop and a group of dentists who are swindling the IRS
Inherent vice by Thomas Pynchon( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 323 libraries worldwide
Doc Sportello is bewildered when an ex-girlfriend returns to recruit him in a plot to kidnap a wealthy construction executive. Soon, Sportello finds himself in the midst of a thrilling conspiracy with an undercover cop and a group of dentists who are swindling the IRS
V : a novel by Thomas Pynchon( Book )
14 editions published between 1963 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 257 libraries worldwide
V. by Thomas Pynchon( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 200 libraries worldwide
Having just been released from the Navy, Benny Profane is content to lead a slothful existence with his friends, where the only real ambition is to perfect the art of "schlemihlhood," or being a dupe, and where "responsibility" is a dirty word. Among his pals--called the Whole Sick Crew--is Slab, an artist who can't seem to paint anything other than cheese danishes. But Profane's life changes dramatically when he befriends Stencil, an active ambitious young man with an intriguing mission--to find out the identity of a woman named V., who knew Stencil's father during the war, but who suddenly and mysteriously disappeared
V. by Thomas Pynchon( Book )
3 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 175 libraries worldwide
V. by Thomas Pynchon( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 157 libraries worldwide
Follows the orbits of old acquaintances headed for a less than harmonic convergence in Northern California in 1984
Against the day a novel by Thomas Pynchon( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 145 libraries worldwide
After World War I, some of the people lived greedily, not knowing that disaster was heading their way
The crying of lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 121 libraries worldwide
Quite unexpectedly, Mrs. Oedipa Maas finds herself the executor of the estate of Pierce Inverarity, a man she used to know in a more-or-less intimate fashion. Oedipa leaves her home and her husband and heads to Southern California to sort through Pierce's affairs. Pierce, however, did not intend for the job to be an easy one for Oedipa, and soon she becomes ensared in a surreal, hilarious, and puzzling world-wide conspiracy centered around Pierce's strange business partners and dealings
 
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Alternative Names
Pinchon, Tomas
Pinchon, Tomas, 1937-
Pynchon, Thomas Ruggles, 1937-
Pynchon, Thomas Ruggles Jr. 1937-
Пинчон, Томас, 1937-
ピンチョン, T
ピンチョン, トマス
Languages
English (560)
German (18)
Spanish (6)
Danish (4)
French (2)
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