Thomas Ruggles Pynchon Jr. (//, commonly /-/; born May 8, 1937) is an American author. He is part of the MacArthur Fellowship and writes very complex novels with deep meanings. He writes many different types of both fiction and non-fiction. For Gravity's Rainbow, Pynchon won the 1973 U.S. National Book Award for Fiction
Pynchon in 1953
Thomas Ruggles Pynchon Jr.
May 8, 1937
|Alma mater||Cornell University|
|Parent(s)||Thomas Ruggles Pynchon Sr.|
Katherine Frances Bennett
Pynchon is from Long Island, New York, and served two years in the United States Navy. He also got a degree in English from Cornell University. He published many short stories in the late-1950s and early-1960s. After this, he started writing novels. He is most famous for the novels V. (1963), The Crying of Lot 49 (1966), and Gravity's Rainbow (1973) from this time.
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