Thomas Pynchon's V. (1963)


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Ever wonder where Pynchon got that name "Godolphin"? In July 2001, we received the following email from Ellen Godolphin Bernstein:

Tom Godolphin was my father-in-law. He was on the English faculty at Cornell when Pynchon was a student there. You can read a little about him in an essay by John McPhee called I think A Roomful of Hovings and Other Profiles. He was killed in an automobile accident in the early 1960s.

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