There are a great many Pynchon resources online. Here are a few favorites:
Pynchon Work Online
- “The Deadly Sins / Sloth: Nearer My Couch to Thee”: Pynchon’s brilliant, hilarious and insightful investigation of Sloth in America, its history and its future, published in the New York Times on June 6, 1993.
- Review of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Love in the Time of Cholera : Pynchon’s review of this amazing novel was published in the New York Times on April 10, 1988.
- “Is It O.K. To Be A Luddite?”: Pynchon, in this article published in the New York Times on Oct 28, 1984, casts a skeptical eye on the Computer Age…
- “A Journey Into The Mind Of Watts”: Published in the New York Times on June 9, 1966.
- Annotated Full Text of The Crying of Lot 49 : This site Genius.com is pretty cool.
- Liner Notes for Spiked! The Music of Spike Jones : Informative, humorous and insightful, Pynchon’s liner notes for this classic collection of Spike Jones’ music are a great read.
- Liner Notes for Lotion’s 1996 CD Nobody’s Cool : Pynchon’s liner notes are brief and as much about New York City as the Lotion CD, but it’s classic Pynchon, a tidbit.
- Pynchon News Feed: Read all the latest news and articles regarding Thomas Pynchon as they come across the wire.
- Pynchon-L ListServe: An online group that discusses all aspects of Pynchon’s work and related topics.
- On the Thomas Pynchon Trail: From the Long Island of His Boyhood to the ‘Yupper West Side’ of His New Novel: An in-depth article on Pynchon by Boris Kachka, published just prior to the publication of Bleeding Edge.
- Aloes Books and the Pynchon Early-Stories Bootlegs: Read the skinny on Jim Pennington and his daring adventure…
- The Thomas Pynchon Wikipedia Page: Obviously, a great source for the straight-ahead bio of the man.
- The Modern Word: The Pynchon section of Allen Ruch’s literature site Spermatikos Logos is largely overseen by Dr. Lawrence Daw, and it’s great! And Daw’s “Illustrated Gravity’s Rainbow“ is quite amazing.
- Pynchon Notes: Edited by John Krafft, Bernard Duyfhuizen and Khachig Tölölyan, this (ir)regularly published scholarly journal features excellent writings on Pynchon’s work. It’s been around since the 1970s and better than ever.
- Otto Sell’s Pynchon Site: LOTs of good stuff here, folks.
- Thomas Pynchon Home Page: One of the first websites dedicated to Pynchon. It hasn’t changed much since 1998.
- 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.
- When Thomas Pynchon is just Tom: A remarkable collection debuts: The late Phyllis Gebauer was a longtime friend of Pynchon. When she donated her collection of Pynchon signed books and memorabilia to the UCLA Extension Writers Program, the Los Angeles Times covered the invitation-only event.
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