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Thomas Pynchon
American novelist
(1937- )

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A bad-cinema spring, full of paper leaves and cotton-wool blossoms and phony lighting.
-- Gravity's Rainbow (1973)

Now there grows among all the rooms, replacing the night's old smoke, alcohol and sweat, the fragile, musacaeous odor of Breakfast... Is there any reason not to open every window, and let the kind scent blanket all Chelsea?
-- Gravity's Rainbow (1973)

God protect me... from these lib, overeducated broads with the soft heads and the bleeding hearts.
-- The Crying of Lot 49 (1966), ch. 3

My big mistake was love. From this day I swear to stay off of love: hetero, homo, bi, dog or cat, every kind there is. I will find a society of isolates, dedicated to this purpose.
-- The Crying of Lot 49 (1966), ch. 5

She remembered the drifters she had listened to, Americans speaking their own language carefully, scholarly, as if they were in exile from somewhere else invisible yet congruent with the cheered land she lived in.
-- The Crying of Lot 49 (1966), ch. 6

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The selection of the above quotes and the writing of the accompanying notes was performed by the author David Paul Wagner.

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