Pynchon finished writing V. when he was twenty-five; he had begun, in effect, preparing to write V. when he was fifteen. In addition to some recognizable characterization, the premise that twentieth century life is so controlled and lifeless that it turns destructive is evident in Pynchon's serial story "The Voice of the Hamster," published in his high school newspaper, Purple and Gold.
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Hartnett, M., (1987) “A High School Record for Disturbing The Peace”, Pynchon Notes , p.115-120. doi: https://doi.org/10.16995/pn.340