# 413: Thomas Pynchon - "The Crying of Lot 49" - David Foster Wallace was greatly inspired by Pynchon's seminal work when writing his own 'Broom of the System'.

# 413: Thomas Pynchon - "The Crying of Lot 49" - David Foster Wallace was greatly inspired by Pynchon's seminal work when writing his own 'Broom of the System'.

First US Edition -   J.B. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia & New York  Published: March 1963

First US Edition - J.B. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia & New York Published: March 1963

Thomas Pynchon. Gravity's Rainbow. Vintage UK edition. Jacket design by Paul Burgess.

40 Years of Covering Thomas Pynchon’s ‘Gravity’s Rainbow’

Thomas Pynchon. Gravity's Rainbow. Vintage UK edition. Jacket design by Paul Burgess.

Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon (1973)

The 25 Most Challenging Books You Will Ever Read

Thomas Pynchon (born May 8, 1937) graduated with a B.A. in English from Cornell, where he had taken Vladimir Nabokov's famous course in modern literature after studying engineering physics and serving in the U.S. Navy for two years. He is famous for his reclusive nature, although he has made several animated appearances on The Simpsons television series.

Thomas Pynchon (born May 8, 1937) graduated with a B.A. in English from Cornell, where he had taken Vladimir Nabokov's famous course in modern literature after studying engineering physics and serving in the U.S. Navy for two years. He is famous for his reclusive nature, although he has made several animated appearances on The Simpsons television series.

Is It O.K. To Be A Luddite?  By THOMAS PYNCHON

Is It O.K. To Be A Luddite? By THOMAS PYNCHON

"There is nothing so loathsome as a sentimental surrealist." Thomas Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow

"There is nothing so loathsome as a sentimental surrealist." Thomas Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow

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