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Tom’s box of books at Bob and Ginny Hillock’s Seattle home   Leave a comment

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(1961-1962) Tom’s friends Bob and Ginny Hillock

13539 23rd Avenue N.E., Seattle 55, Washington

1 December 1962 Tom writes letter to Bob from Mexico City: “To get certain miscellaneous crap out of the way: if it’s not bugging you by its presence, that box of books might just as well stay where it is for awhile. Unless for some reason it’s an imposition. I don’t know how long I’ll be staying here, see, is what it is, and I don’t know, workwise, when exactly I’ll be needing the books in the box. Also, it is getting toward the end of the year, which means the Kite Factory [Boeing] ought to be sending out W-2 forms any time now. That is if you are still at the kite factory. If you are, you could do me a favor. They don’t have an address for me. Could you, maybe, buddy, tell them to send it to you, the W-2 forms, and you could send it on to me?…”

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1 Dec 1962 Tom's letter to Rob Hillock

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Posted November 25, 2017 by Nadar in Thomas Pynchon

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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   Leave a comment

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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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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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241 Bleecker Street, NYC

 

 

Posted February 16, 2016 by Nadar in Thomas Pynchon

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