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Thomas Pynchon’s Childhood Home

83 Walnut Avenue, East Norwich, Long Island

It’s the street before your childhood home: stony, rutted and cracked, water shining in puddles. You set out to the left. (Usually in these dreams of home you prefer the landscape to the right—broad night-lawns, towered over by ancient walnut trees, a hill, a wooden fence, hollow-eyed horses in a field, a cemetery. . .. Your task, in these dreams, is often to cross—under the trees, through the shadows—before something happens. Often you go into the fallow field just below the graveyard, full of autumn brambles and rabbits, where the gypsies live.

Gravity’s Rainbow

Posted November 27, 2010 by Nadar in Thomas Pynchon

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