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Tom’s Grandpa, Grandma & Pa   Leave a comment

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William, Carrie & Tom Sr.

WILLIAM H.C. PYNCHON

William H. C. Pynchon

 

 

Thomas Pynchon SR_1

Thomas Pynchon, Sr.

 

 

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Carrie Susan (Moyses) Pynchon

Early 1960 @ Riverside Drive   Leave a comment

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J. Kirk Sale’s apartment @ Riverside Drive

(1960s) 120 Riverside Drive, New York, NY

Tom lived with friends in Greenwich Village & Riverside Drive.

1960 Manhattan New York City directory

1960 Manhattan, New York, City Directory KIRK SALE  address - 120 River Drive

120 Riverside Dr

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Minstrel Island at The Parkway   Leave a comment

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J. Kirkpatrick Sale @ The Parkway

(1955-1959) 309 The Parkway, Ithaca, NY

John Kirkpatrick Sale’s childhood home.  J. Kirk Sale’s father  William Merritt Sale, Jr. was Cornell’s Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences & Professor of English.  In 1958, J. Kirk Sale lived off-campus at 109 College Avenue.

1958 Ithaca directory:

1958 Ithaca, New York, City Directory J KIRK SALE

Tom & Kirk possibly wrote Minstrel Island at The Parkway.

309 The Parkway 6

309 The Parkway 4

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Richard & Mike’s place   Leave a comment

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Richard Fariña & Mike Curtis

(Fall 1958)  Tom lives off and on with Richard Fariña & Mike Curtis.

1960 Ithaca directory

C. Michael Curtis 226 Linden Ave Ithaca 1960 Ithaca Directory

226 LINDEN AVE

226 Linden Avenue, Ithaca, NY

 

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Tom’s third Cornell residence   Leave a comment

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Tom’s third Cornell residence

Cornell Directory of Students 1957 1958

Cornell Directory of Students: 1957-1958

(1957-1958)  702 East Buffalo Street, Ithaca, NY

702 E BUFFALO STREET_3

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702 E BUFFALO STREET_2

702 E Buffalo St. Ithaca During his junior year at Cornell University from 1957 to 1958, author Thomas Pynchon resided here at 702 East Buffalo Street Apartment
Gray Hill House

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Cornell Mennen Hall   Leave a comment

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Mennen Hall: Tom’s second Cornell residence

Cornell Directory of Students 1954 1955

Cornell Directory of Students: 1954-1955

(1954-1955)  Mennen Hall

Mennen Hall

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Death, Taxes & Kline Road – Cornell Daily Sun 11 Feb. 1954, page 4   Leave a comment

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Death, Taxes & Kline Road – Cornell Daily Sun 11 Feb. 1954, page 4

Tom’s first Cornell residence: Kline Road Dormitories

Death Taxes and Kline Road Cornell Daily Sun 11 FEB 1954 page 4 copy 1

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Kline Road Dormitories – mascot: common house fly   Leave a comment

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Kline Road Dormitories – mascot: common house fly

Cornell Directory of Students 1953-1954

Cornell Directory of Students:  1953-1954

1804 Kline Road, Ithaca, NY

(Building 18, Room 04, X2211)

1 KLINE ROAD

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Ever wonder why they call it Zacatecas, Zacatecas? Or why it’s Guanajuato, Guanajuato?   1 comment

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Ever wonder why they call it Zacatecas, Zacatecas? Or why it’s Guanajuato, Guanajuato?

Thomas Pynchon’s hotel

(March 9, 1963)  Hotel Central (Rm. 32) Ave. Juares 111, Guanajuato, GTO, Mexico

In 1963, when Time magazine sent a photographer to Mexico City to find Pynchon, legend has it that he jumped out the window of his apartment and fled into the mountains [Guanajuato] to escape.

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Posted February 22, 2015 by Nadar in Thomas Pynchon

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Seattle 1960s   1 comment

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Thomas Pynchon’s Seattle Home

(August 1961)   4709 1/2, 9th Avenue, N.E., Seattle 5, WA 98105

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Posted February 22, 2015 by Nadar in Thomas Pynchon

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