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Thomas Pynchon

Fecha de nacimiento: 8. Mayo 1937

Thomas Ruggles Pynchon, Jr. , es un escritor estadounidense, considerado uno de los novelistas más célebres de la actualidad. Se destaca tanto por su narrativa compleja y laberíntica como por su aversión a los medios . Su obra está compuesta de ocho novelas: V. , La subasta del lote 49 , El arco iris de gravedad , Vineland , Mason y Dixon , Contraluz , Vicio propio , Al límite ; y un libro de cuentos titulado Un lento aprendizaje .

Se le considera actualmente como una de las voces más importantes del posmodernismo maximalista. Su novela más destacada, El arco iris de gravedad fue rechazada por el jurado del Premio Pulitzer por considerarla obscena y ganó el National Book Award; ajeno a la polémica, el autor mandó a recoger el premio a un comediante. A la prosa de Pynchon la han catalogado de diversas maneras aunque no le han negado la trascendental importancia que tiene en la literatura de fin de Siglo XX. Es citado periódicamente como candidato al Premio Nobel de Literatura. El crítico Harold Bloom citó a Thomas Pynchon como uno de los más grandes novelistas estadounidenses de su tiempo junto a Don DeLillo, Philip Roth y Cormac McCarthy.

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Inherent Vice
Thomas Pynchon
Lento aprendizaje
Lento aprendizaje
Thomas Pynchon
Against the Day
Thomas Pynchon

„El mundo tiene la culpa, no porque sea intrínsecamente bueno o malo o nada, sino por lo que es, porque no nos preparamos en nada excepto para llevarse bien con el cuerpo.“

—  Thomas Pynchon

Carta a Jules Siegel, publicado en la revista Cavalier (Agosto de 1965); vuelto a publicar en "Pynchon notes 15" and " "The World is at Fault" http://against-the-day.pynchonwiki.com/wiki/index.php?title=The_World_is_at_Fault at pynchonwiki.com http://pynchonwiki.com/

„Yo no escribí esas cartas. Ha sido un rumor extendido del que no tenido nada que ver. Siento que se haya extendido en la forma que se ha hecho.“

—  Thomas Pynchon

Sobre los rumores de que había escrito varias cartas a un periódico con el nombre de Wanda Tinasky, en una llamada telefónica a la CNN (5 de junio de 1997).

„¿Por qué las cosas deberían ser fáciles de entender?“

—  Thomas Pynchon

Respuesta de Pynchon a Jules Siegel sobre la complejidad de V., en el artículo "Who Is Thomas Pynchon... And Why Did He Take Off With My Wife?", Playboy (Marzo de 1977)

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„Déjeme ser claro. Prefiero no ser fotografiado.“

—  Thomas Pynchon

Llamada telefónica a la CNN como se informó en un artículo de la CNN (5 de junio de 1997). http://cgi.cnn.com/US/9706/05/pynchon/

„LATER than usual one summer morning in 1984, Zoyd Wheeler drifted awake in sunlight through a creeping fig that hung in the window, with a squadron of blue jays stomping around on the roof. In his dream these had been carrier pigeons from someplace far across the ocean, landing and taking off again one by one, each bearing a message for him, but none of whom, light pulsing in their wings, he could ever quite get to in time.“

—  Thomas Pynchon, libro Vineland

First lines
Vineland (1990)
Contexto: LATER than usual one summer morning in 1984, Zoyd Wheeler drifted awake in sunlight through a creeping fig that hung in the window, with a squadron of blue jays stomping around on the roof. In his dream these had been carrier pigeons from someplace far across the ocean, landing and taking off again one by one, each bearing a message for him, but none of whom, light pulsing in their wings, he could ever quite get to in time. He understood it to be another deep nudge from forces unseen, almost surely connected with the letter that had come along with his latest mental-disability check, reminding him that unless he did something publicly crazy before a date now less than a week away, he would no longer qualify for benefits. He groaned out of bed.

„Snow-Balls have flown their Arcs, starr'd the Sides of Outbuildings“

—  Thomas Pynchon, Mason & Dixon

First lines
Mason & Dixon (1997)
Contexto: Snow-Balls have flown their Arcs, starr'd the Sides of Outbuildings, as of Cousins, carried Hats away into the brisk Wind off Delaware, — the Sleds are brought in and their Runners carefully dried and greased, shoes deposited in the back Hall, a stocking'd foot Descent made upon the great Kitchen, in a purposeful Dither since Morning, punctuated by the ringing Lids of various Boilers and Stewing-Pots, fragrant with Pie-Spices, peel'd Fruits, Suet, heated Sugar, — the Children, having all upon the Fly, among rhythmic slaps of Batter and Spoon, coax'd and stolen what they might, proceed, as upon each afternoon all this snowy Advent, to a comfortable Room at the rear of the House, years since given over to their carefree Assaults.

„But the reality is in this head. Mine. I’m the projector at the planetarium, all the closed little universe visible in the circle of that stage is coming out of my mouth, eyes, sometimes other orifices also.“

—  Thomas Pynchon, libro The Crying of Lot 49

Fuente: The Crying of Lot 49 (1966), Chapter 3
Contexto: You don’t understand,” getting mad. “You guys, you’re like Puritans are about the Bible. So hung up with words, words. You know where that play exists, not in that file cabinet, not in any paperback you’re looking for, but—” a hand emerged from the veil of shower-steam to indicate his suspended head—“in here. That’s what I’m for. To give the spirit flesh. The words, who cares? They’re rote noises to hold line bashes with, to get past the bone barrier around an actor’s memory, right? But the reality is in this head. Mine. I’m the projector at the planetarium, all the closed little universe visible in the circle of that stage is coming out of my mouth, eyes, sometimes other orifices also.

„Don't jump at an infinite number of possible shapes. There's only one. It is most likely an interface between one order of things and another.“

—  Thomas Pynchon, libro El arco iris de gravedad

Gravity's Rainbow (1973)
Contexto: No, as none of these, but instead a point in space, a point hung precise as the point where burning must end, never launched, never to fall. And what is the specific shape whose center of gravity is the Brennschluss Point? Don't jump at an infinite number of possible shapes. There's only one. It is most likely an interface between one order of things and another. There's a Brennschluss point for every firing site. They still hang up there, all of them, a constellation waiting to have a 13th sign of the Zodiac named for it...

„Out at the horizon, out near the burnished edge of the world, who are these visitors standing… these robed figures —“

—  Thomas Pynchon, libro El arco iris de gravedad

Gravity's Rainbow (1973)
Contexto: Out at the horizon, out near the burnished edge of the world, who are these visitors standing... these robed figures — perhaps, at this distance, hundreds of miles tall — their faces, serene, unattached, like the Buddha's, bending over the sea, impassive, indeed, as the Angel that stood over Lübeck during the Palm Sunday raid, come that day neither to destroy nor to protect, but to bear witness to a game of seduction... What have the watchmen of the world's edge come tonight to look for? Deepening on now, monumental beings stoical, on toward slag, toward ash the colour the night will stabilize at, tonight... what is there grandiose enough to witness?

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“

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