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A Trove of New Works by Thomas Pynchon? Bomarc Service News Rediscovered

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Adrian Wisnicki

Graduate Center, City University of New York
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Early in 1960, after having graduated from Cornell and while writing V., Thomas Pynchon moved to Seattle and began working for the Boeing Airplane Company. What Pynchon did while working at Boeing has puzzled scholars almost from the moment of the very private author's literary debut. When we try to delve into his stint at Boeing–first mentioned by Lewis Nichols and Dick Schaap–we reach dead ends or find conflicting information. Yet Pynchon's time at Boeing is perhaps the most documented period of his life, and over the years a number of interesting (though not always accurate) bits of information have emerged.
How to Cite: Wisnicki, A., (2001). A Trove of New Works by Thomas Pynchon? Bomarc Service News Rediscovered. Pynchon Notes. (46-49), pp.9–34. DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/pn.88
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Published on 22 Sep 2001.
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