Reading: A Monument to Pynchon Scholarship

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A Monument to Pynchon Scholarship

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John M. Krafft

Miami University--Hamilton
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Thomas Pynchon is often described as the greatest living novelist writing in English, largely on the strength of Gravity's Rainbow (1973), an encyclopedic novel of vast historical, cultural and scientific erudition, and inordinate formal complexity, experimental sophistication and linguistic vitality. At the end of the 1980s came a milestone and an anniversary in Pynchon's career. Vineland (1990), his first novel since Gravity's Rainbow, reached bookstores just before New Year's in 1989, some thirty years after the publication of his first mature fiction.
How to Cite: Krafft, J.M., (1988). A Monument to Pynchon Scholarship. Pynchon Notes. (22-23), pp.145–147. DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/pn.326
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Published on 22 Sep 1988.
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