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Quite a Quote

So began, for Oedipa, the languid, sinister blooming of The Tristero. Or rather, her attendance at some unique performance, prolonged as if it were the last of the night, something a little extra for whoever’d stayed this late. 148 more words


Thinking too much or too little...

“Why should things be easy to understand.”  This is attributed to the author Thomas Pynchon whose “The Crying of Lot 49″ I consumed as an ignorant college student.   264 more words


Thomas Pynchon: The Scarlet Histories

If they get this far, he has to show them what he knows about Control. That’s one of death’s secret missions. … Oh, it is a real sad story, how shoddily their Schwärmerei for Control was used by the folks in power.

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the aristocracy didn't believe in her

Wolff’s story “In the Garden of the North American Martyrs” drew me to his interview with the PARIS REVIEW, in which he tells a story after the interviewer mentions Richard Yates: 1,157 more words

Historical Fiction

Watch Your Step Kid!!! Once You Go Down That Road There Is No Turning Back

“Paranoid are not paranoid because they’re paranoid, but because they keep putting themselves, fucking idiots, deliberately into paranoid situations.”

In a post-modern world, in a town that on the surface is not unlike many others, there lives a woman named Oedipa Maas.

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Thomas Pynchon: The Crying of Lot 49

As things developed, she was to have all manner of revelations. Hardly about Pierce Inverarity, or herself; but about what remained yet had somehow, before this, stayed away. 553 more words