Slow Learner: Early Stories
- Author:Thomas Pynchon
- Publisher:Back Bay Books
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- Sales Rank:77,147
- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
- Number Of Items:1
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- Dimensions (in):8.1 x 5.4 x 0.6
- Publication Date:April 30, 1985
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Thomas Pynchon's literary career was launched not with the release of his widely acclaimed first novel, "V., " but with the publication in literary magazines of the five stories collected here. In his introduction to "Slow Learner" the author reviews his early work with disarming candor and recalls the American cultural landscape of the early post-Beat era in which the stories were written. "Time" magazine described this introductory essay as "Pynchon's first public gesture toward autobiography."
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