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Thomas Pynchon

Autor(a) de O Leilão do Lote 49

31+ Works 44,918 Membros 678 Reviews 352 Favorited

About the Author

Thomas Pynchon was born in Glen Cove, New York on May 8, 1937. In 1959 he graduated with a B.A. in English from Cornell, where he had taken Vladimir Nabokov's famous course in modern literature after studying engineering physics and serving in the U.S. Navy for two years. He worked as a technical mostrar mais writer at Boeing for two and a half years. Pynchon won the Faulkner First Novel Award for V. in 1963, and in The Crying of Lot 49 (1966), again his symbolism and commentary on the United States and human isolation have been praised as intricate and masterly, though some reviewers found it to be maddeningly dense. With this book Pynchon won the Rosenthal Foundation Award. Gravity's Rainbow, winner of the National Book Award for Fiction in 1974, is in part a fictional elegy and meditation on death and an encyclopedic work that jumps through time. Pynchon has also written numerous essays, reviews, and introductions, plus the fictional works Slow Learner, Vineland, Mason & Dixon, Against the Day, and Inherent Vice. His title Bleeding Edge made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2013. He is famous for his reclusive nature, although he has made several animated appearances on The Simpsons television series. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Thomas Pynchon

O Leilão do Lote 49 (1966) 10,949 cópias
Arco-íris da gravidade (1973) 10,665 cópias
V. (1963) 5,156 cópias
Mason & Dixon (1997) 4,586 cópias
Vineland (1990) 4,067 cópias
Against the Day (2006) 3,156 cópias
Inherent Vice (2009) 2,978 cópias
Bleeding Edge (2013) 1,600 cópias
Slow Learner (1984) 1,468 cópias
Deadly Sins (1994) — Contribuinte — 83 cópias
The secret integration (1980) 45 cópias
Low-lands (1978) 41 cópias
Entropy {story} (1960) 32 cópias
The Small Rain (1982) 18 cópias

Associated Works

1984 (1949) — Prefácio, algumas edições81,267 cópias
Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me (1966) — Introdução, algumas edições1,004 cópias
Postmodern American Fiction: A Norton Anthology (1997) — Contribuinte — 276 cópias
Inherent Vice [2014 film] (2014) — Original book — 93 cópias
Unknown California (1985) — Contribuinte — 41 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 1961 (1961) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Best modern short stories (1965) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
The Noble Savage 3 (1961) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Mondaugen — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Aerospace Safety (1960-12 - Vol 16 No 12) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Introduction to Fiction (1974) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)


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Conhecimento Comum



Inherent Vice em Pynchon Pandæmonium (Agosto 2022)
Group Read, April 2019: Vineland em 1001 Books to read before you die (Maio 2019)
The Crying of Lot 49 em Someone explain it to me... (Março 2017)
Club Read 2013 : Kesbooks reading plan em Club Read 2013 (Junho 2013)


A strange and gruesome tale of two men in pursuit of an unidentified object. The story of this difficult book is equally evasive. I delved into the story with reckless abandon, fearing that I might never come out.
jwhenderson | outras 35 resenhas | Feb 28, 2024 |
I will write a longer review later, but as a very general overview: some of Pynchon's novels may be 'better' or 'richer' in some measure of the word, but V is the most beautiful. It has the most heart.
JasonMehmel | outras 35 resenhas | Feb 9, 2024 |
This was a re-read for me; this book is consistently amazing. This time around I noticed a greater melancholy in the story, as though the conspiracy inside was both something desired (to make the world make sense) and something feared (because of a loss of control).
JasonMehmel | outras 193 resenhas | Feb 9, 2024 |
An interesting read: the first time I've ready Pynchon writing in an era that I lived in. That makes his wacky characters and odd setups feel harder to swallow, because I'm matching them against a reality. (An older reader of Pynchon would probably feel this as normal.)

At the same time, beautifully crystalline moments come up out of the prose, a Pynchon trademark, and they need the wacky around them to make them shine.
JasonMehmel | outras 53 resenhas | Feb 9, 2024 |


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