Slow Learner: Early Stories

Slow Learner: Early Stories

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by Thomas Pynchon
     
 

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Compiling five short stories originally written between 1959 and 1964, Slow Learner showcases Thomas Pynchon’s writing before the publication of his first novel V. The stories compiled here are “The Small Rain,” “Low-lands,” “Entropy,” “Under the Rose,” and “The Secret Integration,” along…  See more details below

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Compiling five short stories originally written between 1959 and 1964, Slow Learner showcases Thomas Pynchon’s writing before the publication of his first novel V. The stories compiled here are “The Small Rain,” “Low-lands,” “Entropy,” “Under the Rose,” and “The Secret Integration,” along with an introduction by Pynchon himself.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Published in 1984, this contains five of the author's early storieswritten between 1958 and 1964along with an introduction.
Michael Wood
How extremely good the stories are...how quickly they carry us into their scruffy, variegated, wonderfully imagined world. -- The New York Times Book Review
Christopher Lehmann-Haupt
Funny and wise enough to charm the gravity from a rainbow...all five of the pieces have unusual narrative vigor and inventiveness. -- The New York Times
Edward Mendelson
The authentic work of a major novelist makes better reading than the mature productions of a dozen minor ones....Readers who discovered Pynchon's stories in little magazines in the late 1950s would have seen in them a bright young talent. Readers who discover them now will find an exhilerating spectacle of greatness discovering its power.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101594612
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/13/2012
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
195
Sales rank:
653,660
File size:
312 KB

Meet the Author

Thomas Pynchon is the author of V., The Crying of Lot 49, Gravity’s Rainbow, Slow Learner, a collection of short stories, Vineland, Mason & Dixon, Against the Day, and, most recently, Inherent Vice. He received the National Book Award for Gravity’s Rainbow in 1974.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
New York, New York
Date of Birth:
May 8, 1937
Place of Birth:
Glen Cove, Long Island, New York
Education:
B. A., Cornell University, 1958

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