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Early Stories

Book - 1985
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A collection of five stories written by the author between 1958 and 1964, four during the author's time in college, providing a glimpse into American life during the late fifties and early sixties.
Publisher: Boston : Back Bay Books/Little, Brown, [1985]
Edition: 1st pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780316724432
Branch Call Number: PYNCHON T
Characteristics: 193 pages ; 21 cm


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Oct 31, 2013

The short story feels at odds with the capaciousness, sprawl and ambition of most of Pynchon's work. These 5 stories are from the 50s & 60s and, while not particularly memorable, they are interesting compared to what would come later. The best part is the short introduction from the author, who is notoriously private, but comes across as engaging, low-key and almost normal.


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