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Pynchon, Thomas

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Gravity's rainbow by Thomas Pynchon( Book )

214 editions published between 1972 and 2020 in 7 languages and held by 4,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American Lieutenant stationed in London during the Blitz has a bizarre ability
The crying of lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon( Book )

280 editions published between 1965 and 2023 in 12 languages and held by 3,984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is considered a postmodernist novel. The protagonist is a woman named Oedipa Maas who, when the novel begins, learns that her former boyfriend, the wealthy Pierce Inverarity, has died and designated her to be the executor of his enormous estate. Inverarity's assets include vast stretches of property, a significant stamp collection, and many shares in an aerospace corporation called Yoyodyne. As Oedipa goes through her late boyfriend's will, aided by a lawyer named Metzger who works for Inverarity's law firm, she learns about a series of secret societies and strange groups of people involved in a sort of renegade postal system called Tristero. [She leaves her husband and heads for Southern California.] She starts seeing ubiquitous cryptic diagrams of a simple horn, a symbol with a seemingly infinite number of meanings. Every clue she uncovers about Tristero and the horn leads haphazardly to another, like a brainstorm, or a free association of ideas. --A.J. at Amazon.com
Vineland by Thomas Pynchon( Book )

130 editions published between 1979 and 2021 in 12 languages and held by 3,505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Later than usual one summer morning in 1984 . . ." On California's fog-hung North Coast, the enchanted redwood groves of Vineland County harbor a wild assortment of sixties survivors and refugees from the "Nixonian Reaction," still struggling with the consequences of their past lives. Aging hippie freak Zoyd Wheeler is revving up for his annual act of televised insanity when news reaches that his old nemesis, sinister federal agent Brock Vond, has come storming into Vineland at the head of a heavily armed Justice Department strike force. Zoyd instantly disappears underground, but not before dispatching his teenage daughter Prairie on a dark odyssey into her secret, unspeakable past. . . . Freely combining disparate elements from American popular culture?spy thrillers, ninja potboilers, TV soap operas, sci-fi fantasies? Vineland emerges as what Salman Rushdie has called in The New York Times Book Review "that rarest of birds: a major political novel about what America has been doing to itself, to its children, all these many years."
V., a novel by Thomas Pynchon( Book )

271 editions published between 1961 and 2023 in 16 languages and held by 3,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having just been released from the Navy, Benny Profane is content to lead a slothful existence with his friends, where the only real ambition is to perfect the art of "schlemihlhood," or being a dupe, and where "responsibility" is a dirty word. Among his pals--called the Whole Sick Crew--is Slab, an artist who can't seem to paint anything other than cheese danishes. But Profane's life changes dramatically when he befriends Stencil, an active ambitious young man with an intriguing mission--to find out the identity of a woman named V [Victoria Wren], who knew Stencil's father during the war, but who suddenly and mysteriously disappeared
Inherent vice by Thomas Pynchon( Book )

58 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reluctantly investigating a kidnapping threat against his ex-girlfriend's billionaire beau, Doc Sportello tackles a bizarre tangle of nefarious characters before stumbling on a mysterious entity that may actually be a tax shelter for a dental group
Bleeding edge by Thomas Pynchon( Book )

54 editions published between 2013 and 2020 in 9 languages and held by 2,559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York City, 2001. Fraud investigator Maxine Tarnow starts looking into the finances of a computer-security firm and its billionaire geek CEO and discovers there's no shortage of swindlers looking to grab a piece of what's left of the tech bubble
Against the day : [a novel] by Thomas Pynchon( Book )

53 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale spanning the years between the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 and the end of World War I features characters who are caught up in such events as the labor troubles of Colorado, the Mexican revolution, and the heyday of silent-movie Hollywood
Mason & Dixon by Thomas Pynchon( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lives of two 18th century British astronomers who surveyed the boundary which settled a dispute between Maryland and Pennsylvania, and was later extended to become the boundary between free and slave states, the Mason-Dixon line. The novel describes their work in Africa and America, and traces their relationship. By the author of Vineland
Slow learner : early stories by Thomas Pynchon( Book )

71 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume brings together five of Pynchon's early short stories, four of them written while he was a student at Cornell and the fifth in 1964. In the introduction, he describes the genesis of the stories, evokes the cultural idiosyncrasies that attend them, and analyzes each one's strengths and frailities. The five stories are "The Small Rain," "Entropy," "Low-Lands," "The Secret Integration," and "Under the Rose." They reveal Pynchon's earlier grappling with themes which he elaborate in his later works. ISBN 0-316-72442-4 : $14.95
Nineteen eighty-four : a novel by George Orwell( Book )

37 editions published between 1949 and 2020 in English and held by 1,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hidden away in the Record Department of the sprawling Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith skilfully rewrites the past to suit the needs of the Party. Yet he inwardly rebels against the totalitarian world he lives in, which demands absolute obedience and controls him through the all-seeing telescreens and the watchful eye of Big Brother, symbolic head of the Party. In his longing for truth and liberty, Smith begins a secret love affair with a fellow-worker, Julia, but soon discovers the true price of freedom is betrayal
Fifty years of the American short story : from the O. Henry awards, 1919-1970 by William Miller Abrahams( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 1,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from Prize stories
Mason & Dixon by Thomas Pynchon( Book )

87 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Mason (1728-1786) and Jeremiah Dixon (1733-1779) were the British surveyors best remembered for running the boundary between Pennsylvania and Maryland known as the Mason-Dixon Line. This book provides a fictional account of their story
Inherent vice by Thomas Pynchon( Recording )

21 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doc Sportello is bewildered when an ex-girlfriend returns to recruit him in a plot to kidnap a wealthy construction executive. Soon, Sportello finds himself in the midst of a thrilling conspiracy with an undercover cop and a group of dentists who are swindling the IRS
Bleeding edge by Thomas Pynchon( Recording )

24 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and Swedish and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 2001 in New York City, in the lull between the collapse of the dot-com boom and the terrible events of September 11th. Silicon Alley is a ghost town, Web 1.0 is having adolescent angst, Google has yet to IPO, Microsoft is still considered the Evil Empire. There may not be quite as much money around as there was at the height of the tech bubble, but there's no shortage of swindlers looking to grab a piece of what's left. Maxine Tarnow is running a nice little fraud investigation business on the Upper West Side, chasing down different kinds of small-scale con artists. She used to be legally certified but her license got pulled a while back, which has actually turned out to be a blessing because now she can follow her own code of ethics#8212;carry a Beretta, do business with sleazebags, hack into people's bank accounts#8212;without having too much guilt about any of it. Otherwise, just your average working mom#8212;two boys in elementary school, an off-and-on situation with her sort of semi-ex-husband Horst, life as normal as it ever gets in the neighborhood#8212;till Maxine starts looking into the finances of a computer-security firm and its billionaire geek CEO, whereupon things begin rapidly to jam onto the subway and head downtown. She soon finds herself mixed up with a drug runner in an art deco motorboat, a professional nose obsessed with Hitler's aftershave, a neoliberal enforcer with footwear issues, plus elements of the Russian mob and various bloggers, hackers, code monkeys, and entrepreneurs, some of whom begin to show up mysteriously dead. Foul play, of course. With occasional excursions into the Deep Web and out to Long Island, Thomas Pynchon, channeling his inner Jewish mother, brings us a historical romance of New York in the early days of the internet, not that distant in calendar time but galactically remote from where we've journeyed to since. Will perpetrators be revealed, forget about brought to justice? Will Maxine have to take the handgun out of her purse? Will she and Horst get back together? Will Jerry Seinfeld make an unscheduled guest appearance? Will accounts secular and karmic be brought into balance? Hey. Who wants to know?
Deadly sins( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who among us has not enjoyed a sin or two? Sinners all, we've each been tempted! Here are eight renowned authors discoursing on their favorite transgressions
1984 by George Orwell( Book )

26 editions published between 1984 and 2021 in 5 languages and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ZThe Party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.y Winston Smith toes the Party line, rewriting history to satisfy the demands of the Ministry of Truth. With each lie he writes, Winston grows to hate the Party that seeks power for its own sake and persecutes those who dare to commit thoughtcrimes. But as he starts to think for himself, Winston can't escape the fact that Big Brother is always watching... -- publisher description
Gravity's rainbow by Thomas Pynchon( Recording )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winner of the 1973 National Book Award, Gravity's Rainbow is a postmodern epic, a work as exhaustively significant to the second half of the twentieth century as Joyce's Ulysses was to the first. Its sprawling, encyclopedic narrative and penetrating analysis of the impact of technology on society make it an intellectual tour de force
Been down so long it looks like up to me by Richard Fariña( Book )

8 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in English and Italian and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Emblématique de la génération des années 1960, ce roman est l'oeuvre d'un jeune auteur d'ascendance irlando-cubaine, décédé accidentellement en 1966
Against the day : a novel by Thomas Pynchon( Recording )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After World War I, some of the people lived greedily, not knowing that disaster was heading their way
The crying of lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon( Recording )

15 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quite unexpectedly, Mrs. Oedipa Maas finds herself the executor of the estate of Pierce Inverarity, a man she used to know in a more-or-less intimate fashion. Oedipa leaves her home and her husband and heads to Southern California to sort through Pierce's affairs. Pierce, however, did not intend for the job to be an easy one for Oedipa, and soon she becomes ensared in a surreal, hilarious, and puzzling world-wide conspiracy centered around Pierce's strange business partners and dealings
 
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Pinchon Tomas

Pinchon, Tomas 1937-

Pinčonas Tomas

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Pynchon, Thomas Ruggles 1937-

Pynchon, Thomas Ruggles 1937- Jr

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핀천, 토마스 1937-

핀천, 토머스 1937-

トマス・ピンチョン

トマス・ピンチョン アメリカ合衆国の小説家 (1937-)

ピンチョン, T

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品钦, 托马斯

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