Thomas Pynchon( American novelist)
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Pynchon, Thomas (Pynchon, Thomas) (p. 1937), American writer. Most notably in biography Pynchon - a paucity of information about him. He rarely appears in public, and his life as mysteriously as the 'true' meaning of his works. His classmate at Cornell University made it clear in the article that appeared in 1977 in Playboy, that the reason for this - a sort of paranoia, it determines artistic originality of his books. Pynchon was born on May 8, 1937 in Glen Cove (pc. New York). Received technical training at Cornell University, graduating in 1958. He served in the Navy. After university he worked for two years in the magazine 'Boeing Aircraft'.
Pynchon's first novel "V" (1963) parodies tricks 'black humor'. Multiple storylines, . twisting around Benny profane, . engaged in the hunt for crocodiles in the sewers of New York, . and Herbert stencil, . obsession with a certain V, . initial, which was discovered in a notebook of his late father stencil,
. V takes various guises, including the femme fatale, a spy and a witch who find themselves in all the historical events of European life since 1890 and before World War II. In 1963, Pynchon received for this novel Faulkner Award.
Roman "cries lot forty-nine" (The Crying of Lot 49, 1966) is equally difficult to plan, but more compact. The novel was awarded Rosenthal (1963), awarded by the National Institute of Arts and Letters. Published in 1973 "Rainbow Earth's gravity" (Gravity Rainbow) consolidated the literary reputation Pynchon. The book remains the most famous of his work. The central image of a symbol of the novel - a ballistic missile. Pynchon is fully implemented in the book of his apocalyptic mood and the idea of entropy, as reflected in his previous novels. The novel won the 1974 National Book Award, at the ceremony which was absent Pynchon. The book also received the prize WJ Hauellsa, awarded by the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
After the publication of "Rainbow Earth's gravity, followed by a seventeen-year silence, interrupted once, in 1984, when he left a collection of" Learning on the sly "(Slow Learner), brings together previously published stories. In 1990 his novel "Vaynlend" (Vineland), which was set in a fictional county in northern California, which gave the name of the novel. Unlike previous books here are played countless realities of mass culture, contains many allusions to scientific, literary and historical.
Fifth Pynchon novel "Mason-Dixon" (Mason & Dixon) was released in 1997. The stylized prose under 18 in. narrative is on behalf of Reverend Weeks Cherrikouka telling about the time surveyors Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon.