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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

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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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1958 Ithaca, NY: Thomas Pynchon at Richard Farina’s party.   Leave a comment

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1958 Ithaca, NY: Thomas Pynchon at Richard Farina’s party.

In May of 1958, Richard Farina and J. Kirkpatrick Sale were sharing an apartment at 109 College Avenue, Ithaca, NY, while both attended Cornell University.

Tom Says:

We ran with different crowds, so our paths only crossed now and then. One day in the spring I was crossing the Arts Quad and spotted Farina, reclining on the green grass with an open book. We nodded, said hello. “Listen,” Farina said, “I’m having a party Saturday night at my place on College Avenue, if you want to fall by.” Which was how I first encountered his remarkable gift of civility. As we chatted, a strange thing was also happening. Coeds I had lusted after across deep lecture halls were actually altering course, here, out in the daylight, to stop and talk to Farina. He was inviting them to his party too. Oboy, I thought to myself, oboy.

109 College Avenue

109 College Avenue, Ithaca, NY

 

109 College Ave Ithaca

109 College Avenue, Ithaca, NY

 

Posted April 4, 2015 by Nadar in Thomas Pynchon

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Tom at 113 West 11th Street, New York, early 1970s   Leave a comment

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Tom at 113 West 11th Street, New York, early 1970s

During the early seventies, Pynchon lived off and on in Kirk and Faith Sale’s basement apartment, below Donald Barthelme, when the Sales were away. He wrote parts of Gravity’s Rainbow there.

113 West 11th Street, New York, NY

113 West 11th Street, New York, NY

Posted March 17, 2015 by Nadar in Thomas Pynchon

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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

Posted February 24, 2015 by Nadar in Thomas Pynchon

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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

Posted February 24, 2015 by Nadar in Thomas Pynchon

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