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Gerde’s Folk City   1 comment

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Greenwich Village, NY: Thomas Pynchon at Gerde’s Folk City, 11 W. 4th Street, 1 Block West of Broadway.

Well, I met Tom — I think I met him more in New York at Gerde’s Folk City, that kind of thing, which was a place we initially all went to. I remember Tom as a man who was preternaturally almost — he had the aura of someone who stood in the back of a room and was looking at everything, taking in everything. He was very much a man who was attentive to everything that was going on. And he exuded a kind of almost genius that way, as if he had this enormous talent as an observer. (David Shetzline)

Gerde's Folk City, 11 W. 4th Street, 1 Block West of Broadway

Posted May 16, 2020 by Nadar in Thomas Pynchon

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Oyster Bay High School yearbook (1953), part 3   Leave a comment

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On the Thomas Trail…

Thomas Pynchon at Oyster Bay High School (1953).

 

 

01 Tom Pynchon Oyster Bay High School 1953

Oyster Bay High School (1953) – Pynchon, Thomas

02 Pynchon and a few of The Boys

Oyster Bay High School (1953) – Tom and a few of “The Boys”

03 Oysterette 1953 - Thomas Pynchon best student

Oyster Bay High School (1953) – Tom Pynchon is best student (and Mary Thompson too)

04 Senior class play - You Can't Take It With You -student director tom Pynchon

Oyster Bay High School (1953) – senior class play You Can’t Take It with You, Tom Pynchon student director

05 Purple and Gold - Life and Times of Hamster High

Oyster Bay High School (1953) – The Purple and Gold column by Tom Pynchon: “Life and Times of Hamster High,” and the “Boys”

Posted February 21, 2019 by Nadar in Thomas Pynchon

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Oyster Bay High School yearbook(1953), part 2   Leave a comment

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Thomas Pynchon Oysterette editor.

 

09 Oysterette Staff - editor Thomas Pynchon

Oyster Bay High School (1953) Oysterette Staff

010 Thomas Pynchon Oysterette editor 1953_01

Oyster Bay High School (1953) Thomas Pynchon editor

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Oyster Bay High School (1953) Thomas Pynchon editor

Posted February 21, 2019 by Nadar in Thomas Pynchon

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Oyster Bay High School yearbook (1953), part 1   Leave a comment

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Thomas Pynchon at Oyster Bay high school (1953) – National Honor Society, Spanish Club, Math Club

 

06 National Honor Society

Oyster Bay High School (1953) National Honor Society

07 Spanish Club

Oyster Bay High School (1953) Spanish Club

08 Math Club

Oyster Bay High School (1953) Math Club

Posted February 21, 2019 by Nadar in Thomas Pynchon

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Thomas Pynchon Wins $100,000   Leave a comment

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Thomas Pynchon Wins $100,000

 💰 Spring 2018: Writer Thomas Pynchon Wins Inaugural $100,000 Christopher Lightfoot Walker Award in Literature – American Academy of Arts and Letters

Paper money, gold certificate.  1978.0941.807.

Writer Thomas Pynchon Wins Inaugural $100,000 Christopher Lightfoot Walker Award in Literature ? American Academy of Arts and Letters

 

On the Thomas Trail…   2 comments

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On the Thomas Trail…

🚶 … Broadway, Upper West Side, New York

 

Thomas Pynchon at W 81st and Broadway, Upper West Side

On the Thomas Trail down Broadway …🚶

 

Foto Thomas Ekström

Posted February 6, 2018 by Nadar in Thomas Pynchon

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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?…”

01_Bob (Robert) and Ginny (Virginia) Hillock - 13539 23RD AVE NE 98125. Parcel. 638150-2015

1 Dec 1962 Tom's letter to Rob Hillock

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