Thomas Pynchon meets Byron the Bulb?   Leave a comment

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Thomas Pynchon meets Byron the Bulb?

Barefoot in the Head, 1990.      LP Label: Forced Exposure.      Liner Notes: Thomas Pynchon.Barefoot in the Head Liner Notes - Thomas Pynchon

One January night in 1990 Jimmy Johnson, Byron Coley and Thurston Moore must have had one too many bongloads at Byron’s backyard at 43 Alpine Street, Somerville, MA. Byron Coley, former writer for Forced Exposure and longtime prankster, must have had his brain unclenched when he had a real spiritual revelation, or was it hallucination?, when none other than Thomas Pynchon shows up and sez, “gi’ me som of that righteous boo!” Well…?, truth or fiction, …you be the judge!

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Somerville, MA
January, 1990

Thomas Pynchon – The “C” Section (The Optics Press)   Leave a comment

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Thomas Pynchon – The “C” Section (The Optics Press)

Thomas Pynchon-The “C” Section (The Optics Press)

Posted March 11, 2016 by Nadar in Thomas Pynchon

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Charles Lane   Leave a comment

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Charles Lane

(1959-1960) Rumor: Thomas Pynchon lived on Charles Lane in Greenwich Village occupied with jazz, Thelonious Monk, and writing V..

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Posted February 19, 2016 by Nadar in Thomas Pynchon

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Tom scores a lid of grass in Greenwich Village!   Leave a comment

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Tom scores a lid of GRASS in Greenwich Village!

(Late 1960s) 241 Bleecker Street, 2nd Fl., Greenwich Village, NY

In the late 1960s Thomas Pynchon and Henry Bloomstein (Candida Donadio’s lover) scored some grass at E.A.’s pad: 241 Bleecker Street, 2nd Fl., Greenwich Village.  Tom & Henry were only at E.A.s pad for about half an hour.  After Tom & Henry intruded into E.A.’s bedroom while he weighed the grass, Tom giggling, they then left.  

Tom’s lid of grass: $25.  Henry: a pound of grass.  

(told to me during a telephone conversation with Candida Donadio’s close friend E.A., February 16, 2016)

 

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241 Bleecker Street, NYC

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241 Bleecker Street, NYC

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Posted February 16, 2016 by Nadar in Thomas Pynchon

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Of A Fond Ghoul   Leave a comment

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Of A Fond Ghoul

(1990) Blown Litter Press, NY. Correspondence between Thomas Pynchon and Corlies M. Smith, who was Pynchon’s editor when he was working on the manuscript of V., 1960-1962. Only 50 numbered copies, 40 pages, and by far the scarcest of Pynchon’s piracies. The letters involve the editing of the manuscript, possible titles, Seattle addresses, etc. A significant piece of Pynchon writing that has never been published before or since.

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Posted February 9, 2016 by Nadar in Thomas Pynchon

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(2000s) Tom’s mailing address   Leave a comment

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(2000s) Tom’s mailing address

Thomas Pynchon Address: c/o Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 375 Hudson Street, New York, NY, 10014

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Posted December 30, 2015 by Nadar in Thomas Pynchon

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Pierpont Morgan Library   Leave a comment

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Pierpont Morgan Library

March 20, 1998

The Morgan Curtails Access to a Trove of Pynchon Letters

A trove of Thomas Pynchon letters — the most highly prized item in the Carter Burden collection of American literature given last month [February] to the Pierpont Morgan Library by the Burden family — will not be open to scholars during Mr. Pynchon’s lifetime.

The Pynchon letters, more than 120 written to his agent, Candida Donadio, from 1963 to 1984, reveal aspects of the novelist’s creative process as well as details of his life.

May 22, 1998

United States Copyright Office

Thomas Pynchon registers a copyright for the Unpublished letters of Thomas Pynchon to Candida Donadio.

Pynchon Files Copyright for Donadio Letters copy Tom & Carter copy

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