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"Have you ever been sent to the Principal's office?"

“Well you know we could run a drug test on all of you …” and we all instantly look at our shoes. Fortunately, we were with the headmaster’s son (even more fortunately, it was a prep school that didn’t want to make a lot of trouble for itself, reputation-wise, with families and we were those who showed “promise” — of the four of us who were sophomores, the three of us who weren’t kicked out later matriculated to Columbia, Pomona, and The University of Chicago, thanks Academy for sending us there!). 407 more words

True Stories!

Entropy-Analysis of Thomas Pynchon's Short Story

Thomas Pynchon’s short story “Entropy” is a great starting point for those who are interested in delving deeper into more of his works, as they further explore the themes of science, art, pop culture, etc. 1,527 more words

Thomas Pynchon

Pynchon's Aloofness

Thomas Pynchon is an American author who is notoriously reclusive, yet the mysteriousness he emits helps engage the reader in his works and omit the presence of an author. 326 more words

Short Essays

"Against the Day" overlapping fictional settings to today's society

“Against the Day” by Thomas Pynchon is a historiographic metafiction novel that overlaps the 1893 Chicago’s World Fair and the years following World War 2 with modern-day society. 339 more words

Short Essays

Age of Anxiety: Watching Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Recently, I’ve been watching Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.  Several friends of mine have been big fans over the years, and one was finally emphatic in his recommendation.  962 more words

V.—That Obscure Object of Desire

I have just finished reading Thomas Pynchon’s first novel, V. (1963). This is one of those works which is so disturbing to readers who feel they must understand every reference, every symbol, every character. 375 more words


Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon

Gravity’s Rainbow is a post-modern novel set in World War II that revolves around the direct/indirect relation/s of characters from different sides and nationalities with the V-2 and A4 German rockets before, during and after the war. 1,844 more words