June 1967: San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley   Leave a comment

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June 1967: San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley

From: Smoking Dope with Thomas Pynchon: A Sixties Memoir by Andrew Gordon

One night in early June of 1967, my Pynchon connection phoned me at my apartment on Shattuck Avenue. Pynchon was in town, staying with her and her boyfriend. He’d been living in L.A., flown up to Seattle to visit friends from Boeing, and on his way back to L.A. had stopped off for a day in Berkeley. She said, “Tom wants to meet you.”

This was like a command audience with the Pope. I kick-started my motorcycle and, I think, made it across town to her place near San Pablo Avenue before she had time to put down the phone.

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Posted March 23, 2015 by Nadar in Thomas Pynchon

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