J. Kirkpatrick Sale – October 1969   Leave a comment

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J. Kirkpatrick Sale – October 1969

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31 West 11th Street, New York, N.Y.

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31 West 11th Street, New York, N.Y.

31 West 11th Street, New York, N.Y.

Posted September 13, 2016 by Nadar in Thomas Pynchon

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J. Kirkpatrick Sale – 1969

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Room 702: 80 West 5th Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10011

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Room 702: 80 West 5th Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10011

Room 702: 80 West 5th Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10011

Posted September 13, 2016 by Nadar in Thomas Pynchon

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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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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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241 Bleecker Street, NYC

 

 

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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