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Thomas Pynchon (1937- ) : A Bibliography of Secondary Materials

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Adams, Alice. "The American Short Story in the Cybernetic Age." Journal of the Short Story in English 17 (1991): 9–22 [18–20].

Akiba, Tsutomu. "On Thomas Pynchon's 'Entropy'." Tohoku Gakuin University Review - Essays and Studies in English Language and Literature 75 (November 1984): 87-107.

"American Fiction: The Postwar Years, 1945 - 1965." Sunday Herald Tribune (26 September 1965): 1-3, 5-7, 18, 20, 22, 24-25.

Atchity, Kenneth. "Pynchon Reappears With Examples and Apologies." Los Angeles Times (6 May 1984): 3.

Barnett, Stuart. "Refused Readings: Narrative and History in 'The Secret Integration'." Pynchon Notes 22-23 (Spring - Fall 1988): 79-85. Article.

Bergonzi, Bernard. The Situation of the Novel . University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States (1970): 80-83, 91-93, 96-100 and passim.

Berthoff, Werner. Fiction and Events: Essays in Criticism and Literary History . E.P. Dutton, New York, New York, United States (1971): 106-113.

Bischoff, Peter. "Thomas Pynchon. 'Entropy'." Die amerikanische Short Story der Gegenwart: Interpretationen . Ed. Peter Freese. Schmidt, Berlin, Germany (1976): 226-236.

Booker, Keith M. "A Probable Source for the Title of 'The Small Rain'." Pynchon Notes 22-23 (Spring - Fall 1988): 75-77. Article.

Boulter, Joe. "Children and Slaves in the West: Imagining Fraternity Among Outlaws in 'The Secret Integration'." Oklahoma City University Law Review 24.3 (Fall 1999): 518-533. Article.

Bradbury, Malcolm. "The Invisible Man." The Observer (13 January 1985): 51.

Brosnahan, John. "Review of Slow Learner." Booklist 80 (15 April 1984): 1129.

Chambers, Judith. "The Short Stories: The Emerging Voice." Thomas Pynchon . Twayne Publishers, Chicago, Illinois, United States (1992).

Chorier-Fryd, Bénédicte. "Dreams that Could Never Again be Entirely Safe: Re-reading 'The Secret Integration'." International Pynchon Week 2015 (8-12 June 2015).

Collado-Rodriguez, Francisco. "A la busca de un autor original o de une repetición textual. el lento aprendizaje." El Orden del Caos: Literatura y posthumanidad en la narrativa de Thomas Pynchon . Universidad de Valéncia, Valéncia, Spain (2004): 17-46.

Cowart, David G. "Love and Death: Variations on a Theme in Pynchon's Early Fiction." Journal of Narrative Technique 7.3 (1977): 157-169.

Cowart, David G. "One. Prospero's Apprenticeship: Slow Learner." Thomas Pynchon and the Dark Passages of History . University of Georgia Press, Athens, Georgia, United States (2012): 25-39.

Cowart, David G. "Science and the Arts in Pynchon's 'Entropy'." CLA Journal 24.1 (1980): 108-115.

Cowart, David G. "Science and the Arts in Pynchon's 'Entropy'." Proceedings of the Philological Association of the Carolinas 9 (March 1979).

Cowart, David G. "Slow Learner: Early Stories." Magill's Literary Annual 1985 . Salem Press, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, United States (1985): 830-834.

Darabaner, Richard. "A Possible Source for the Title of 'The Small Rain'." Pynchon Notes 15 (Fall 1984): 69-72. Article.

de Zwaan, Victoria F. "Pynchon's 'Entropy'." The Explicator 51.3 (1993): 194-196.

Diesner, Fabian. "Postnatural Imaginations in 'Low-lands'." Against the Grain (10-14 June 2008).

Dugdale, John V. "A Burglar, I Think. A Second-Story Man." The Cambridge Quarterly 15.2 (1986): 156-164.

Dugdale, John V. "Chapter 1: Three Short Stories." Thomas Pynchon: Allusive Parables of Power . Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, United Kingdom (1990): 17-76.

Duyfhuizen, Bernard. "An Index to Pynchon's Shorter Works." Pynchon Notes 36-39 (Spring - Fall 1995-1996): 7-34. Index.

Eddins, Dwight. "Probing the Nihil: Existential Gnosticism in Pynchon's Stories." Thomas Pynchon . Ed. Harold Bloom. Chelsea House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States (2003): 169-195.

Font, Manuel. "El Fin de la Entropía." Revista de Occidente 243 (2001): 21–33 (passim).

Fowler, Douglas. "Story into Chapter: Thomas Pynchon's Transformation of 'Under the Rose'." Journal of Narrative Technique 14.1 (1984): 33-43.

Fritsch, Klaus-Jürgen. "Review of Slow Learner." Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik 35.4 (1987): 376-378.

Geeslin, Campbell. "Review of Slow Learner." People (14 May 1984): 11.

Gray, Paul. "Openers." Time (23 April 1984).

Hassan, Ihab. Contemporary American Literature, 1945-1972: An Introduction . Ungar, New York, New York, United States (1973): 56, 81, 84-85, 171.

Hawthorne, Mark D. "Homoerotic Bonding as Escape from Heterosexual Responsibility in Pynchon's Slow Learner." Style 34.3 (2000): 512-529. Article.

Hawthorne, Mark D. "Pynchon's Early Labyrinths." College Literature 25.2 (1998): 78-93.

Hays, Peter L. and Robert Redfield. "Fugues as a Structure in Thomas Pynchon's 'Entropy'." Pacific Coast Philology 12 (1977): 50-55.

Hays, Peter L. "Pynchon's Entropy: A Russian Connection." Pynchon Notes 16 (Spring 1985): 78-82. Article.

Hays, Peter L. and Robert Redfield. "Pynchon's Spanish Source for 'Entropy'." Studies in Short Fiction 16.4 (1979): 327-334.

Herman, Luc. "Early Pynchon." The Cambridge Companion to Thomas Pynchon . Ed. Inger H. Dalsgaard, Luc Herman and Brian McHale. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom (2012): 19-29.

Holdsworth, Carole A. "'Celestina' Times Two and 'Entropy'." Celestinesca 13 (1989): 53-57.

Holdsworth, Carole A. "Cervantine Echoes in Early Pynchon." Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America. 8.1 (1988): 47-53. Article.

Hollander, Charles. "Pynchon's Politics: The Presence of an Absence." Pynchon Notes 26-27 (Spring - Fall 1990): 5-59. Article.

Holton, Robert. "'Closed circuit': The White Male Predicament in Pynchon's Early Stories." Thomas Pynchon: Reading From The Margins . Ed. Niran Abbas. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, Madison, New Jersey, United States (2003): 37-50.

Holton, Robert. "Lines of Enclosure and Escape in Pynchon's Early Short Fiction." Blissful Bewilderment: Studies in the Fiction of Thomas Pynchon . Ed. Anne Mangen and Rolf Gaasland. Novus Forlag, Oslo, Norway (2002): 163-181.

Holton, Robert. "Real Imaginary Lines in 'The Secret Integration'." Pynchon Notes 40-41 (Spring - Fall 1997): 5-18. Article.

Jackson, Rosemary. "From Kafka's 'Metamorphosis' to Pynchon's 'Entropy'." Fantasy: The Literature of Subversion . Methuen, New York, New York, United States (1981): 157-170.

Keesey, Douglas. "The Politics of Doubling in 'Mortality and Mercy in Vienna'." Pynchon Notes 24-25 (Spring - Fall 1989): 5-19. Article.

Kim, Sang Koo. "Thomas Pynchon's Satire - V. and The Crying of Lot 49." Journal of English Language and Literature 32.1 (1986): 105-125.

King, Vincent. "Giving Destruction a Name and a Face: Thomas Pynchon's 'Mortality and Mercy in Vienna'." Studies in Short Fiction 35.1 (1998): 13-21.

Kipen, David. "Pynchon Brings Added Currency to 'Nineteen Eighty-Four'." San Francisco Chronicle (3 May 2003): D3. News.

Knight, Peter G. "For the Love of Big Brother: Orwell Turns 100." New York Press (7-13 May 2003).

Kolbuszewska, Zofia. "What's Really Haunting King Yrjö: The Uncanny and the Discourse of Waste in Thomas Pynchon's 'The Secret Integration'." Memory, Haunting, Discourse . Ed. Maria Holmgren Troy and Elisabeth Wenn. Karlstad University Press, Karlstad, Sweden (2005): 255–264.

Kostelanetz, Richard. "New American Fiction Reconsidered." Triquarterly 8 (1967): 279-286.

Kostelanetz, Richard. "Notes on the American Short Story Today." The Minnesota Review 5 (1965).

Kostelanetz, Richard. "The Point is That Life Doesn't Have Any Point." New York Times Book Review (6 June 1965): 3, 28, 30.

Kotake, Hideo. "Thomas Pynchon, 'The Secret Integration' - Armageddon in Daily Life." Eigo Seinen/The Rising Generation 140.5 (1994): 210–214.

Larsson, Donald F. "'The Secret Integration'." Masterplots II: American Fiction Series 5 . Ed. Frank N. Magill. Salem Press, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, United States (1986): 2053-2056.

Larsson, Donald F. "'Under the Rose'." Masterplots II: American Fiction Series 6 . Ed. Frank N. Magill. Salem Press, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, United States (1986): 2464-2467.

LeClair, Tom. "Pynchon Pries Off His Mask." USA Today (13 April 1984): D4.

Lehmann-Haupt, Christopher. "Books of the Times: Slow Learner." New York Times (29 March 1984).

Letzler , David . "The Weather Does in Fact Change: What Pynchon Got Wrong About Entropy." International Pynchon Week 2015 (8-12 June 2015).

Link, Erik Carl. "Luddism in 'Under the Rose'." Pynchon Notes 30-31 (Spring - Fall 1992): 157-164. Article.

MacVicar, Bill. "Early Finger Exercises Rescued from Oblivion." The Globe and Mail (30 June 1984): 17.

Maissonat, Claude. "The Artist as Scavenger: Inconclusiveness and Reflexivity in 'Low-Lands'." Thomas Pynchon . Ed. Gilles Chamerois and Bénédicte Chorier-Fryd. Presses universitaires de la Méditerranée, Montpelllier, France (2014): 223-240.

Martínez, María Á. "The Foregrounding Function of Nominalizations in Narrative Discourse: A Case Study of Pynchon's 'Under the Rose' and V., Chapter 3." Fifty Years of English Studies in Spain (2003): 655-662.

Martínez, María Á. "From 'Under the Rose' to V.: A Linguistic Approach to Human Agency in Pynchon's Fiction." Poetics Today 23.4 (2002): 633–656. Article originally published in Estudios Ingleses de la Universidad Complutense as Function and Linguistic Organization: An Analysis of Character and Setting in Thomas Pynchon's 'Under the Rose' Rewritten in V. 4 (1996): 105-129.

Martínez, María Á. "Function and Linguistic Organization: An Analysis of Character and Setting in Thomas Pynchon's 'Under the Rose' Rewritten in V.." Estudios Ingleses de la Universidad Complutense 4 (1996): 105-129.

McHale, Brian. "Unmaking the Well-Made Short Story/Making up the Novel." The American Book Review 8.1 (1985): 16-18.

Mead, Clifford. "Appendix: Pynchon's Juvenalia." Thomas Pynchon: A Bibliography of Primary and Secondary Materials . Dalkey Archive, Normal, Illinois, United States (1989): 155-176.

Mizener, Arthur. "The New Romance (1972)." The New Romanticism: A Collection of Critical Essays . Ed. Eberhard Alsen. Garland, New York, New York, United States (2000): 79-90. Article originally published in The Southern Review as The New Romance 8.1 (1972): 106-117.

Mizener, Arthur. "The New Romance." The Southern Review 8.1 (1972): 106-117.

Mizener, Arthur. "Thomas Pynchon: 'Entropy'." A Handbook of Analyses, Questions, and a Discussion of Technique for Use with Modern Short Stories: The Uses of Imagination, Third Edition . Norton, New York, New York, United States (1971): 94-102.

Mösch, Matthias. "The Spectre of Faust in the Early Works of Thomas Pynchon." Thomas Pynchon . Ed. Gilles Chamerois and Bénédicte Chorier-Fryd. Presses universitaires de la Méditerranée, Montpelllier, France (2014): 105-128.

Newman, Robert D. "Chapter 2. Slow Learner: Establishing Foundations." Understanding Thomas Pynchon . University of South Carolina Press, Columbia, South Carolina, United States (1986): 12-32.

Ogawa, Hirozu. "Pynchon Takes a Hard Look at Watts - Pynchon's 'Journey into the Mind of Watts'." Tsurubunka Daigaku Kenkyu Kiyou 30 (1989): 115-123.

Olderman, Raymond M. "The Illusion and the Possibility of Conspiracy." Beyond the Waste Land: A Study of the American Novel in the Nineteen-Sixties . Yale University Press, New Haven, Connecticut, United States (1972): 123-149.

Oleneva, Valentina I. Modernitskaya novella SSHA 60-70 - e gody [The Modernist Short Story: The 60's and 70's] . Naukova Dumka, Kiev, Russia (1985): 229-245.

Patteson, Richard F. "Architecture and Junk in Pynchon's Short Fiction." Illinois Quarterly 42.2 (1979): 38-47.

Patteson, Richard F. "Horus, Harmakhis, and Harpokrates in Chapter III of V. and 'Under the Rose'." Pynchon Notes 6 (June 1981): 39-40. Article.

Patteson, Richard F. "How True a Text? Chapter Three of and 'Under the Rose.'." Southern Humanities Review 18.4 (1984): 299-308.

Perez-Llantada Auria, Maria del Carmen. "Beyond Linguistic Barriers: The Musical Fuge Structure of Thomas Pynchon's 'Entropy'." Cuadernos de Investigaci (1991): 127-140. Article.

Perez-Llantada Auria, Maria del Carmen. "From the New Physics into Linguistic Dissolution: Thomas Pynchon's 'Entropy'." Science, Literature, and Interpretation: Essays on Twentieth-century Literature and Critical Theory . Ed. Francisco Collado-Rodriguez. Secretariado de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain (1991): 157-174.

Perez-Llantada Auria, Maria del Carmen. "Questing for Social Justice: The Role of Woman in Thomas Pynchon's Narrative." Estudios de la mujer en el ámbito de los países de habla inglesa Volume 1 . Ed. Margarita Ardanaz. Universitad Complutense, Madrid, Spain (1994): 275-287.

Petillon, Pierre-Yves. "American Graffiti. S = k log W." Critique 41 (462 1985): 1090-1105.

Pincio, Tommaso. "Tra Thomas Pynchon e il Natale i Conti Non Tornano." Il Manifesto (22 December 2002): 12.

Poirier, Richard. "Humans." London Review of Books 6.2 (24 January 1985): 18-20.

Poirier, Richard. "Introduction." Prize Stories 1962: The O.Henry Awards . Ed. Richard Poirier. Doubleday, Garden City, New York, United States (1962): 7–15 [10–13].

Poirier, Richard. "A Literature of Law and Order." The Performing Self: Compositions and Decompositions in the Languages of Contemporary Life . Oxford University Press, New York, New York, United States (1971): 3–26 (23–26). Article originally published in Partisan Review [with the same title] 36.3 (1969): 189–204.

Powers, John. "Peeping at Tom: The Search for the Elusive Pynchon." Baltimore City Paper (11-19 May 1984): 18-19.

Pritchard, William H. "Novels and Novelists in the 1960s." Modern Occasions 2: New Fiction, Criticism, Poetry . Ed. Philip Rahv. Kennikat Press, Port Washington, New York, United States (1974): 188–209 (203–209).

Pütz, Manfred. "The Art of the Acronym in Thomas Pynchon." Essays on American Literature and Ideas . Institutul European, Iaši, Romania (1997): 207-224.

Pütz, Manfred. "The Art of the Acronym in Thomas Pynchon." Studies in the Novel 23.3 (1991): 371–382. Article originally published in Essays on American Literature and Ideas [with the same title] (1997): 207-224.

Pütz, Manfred. "Imagination and Self-Definition: American Novels of the Sixties." Partisan Review 44.2 (1977): 235–44. Article originally published in Essays on American Literature and Ideas as The Art of the Acronym in Thomas Pynchon (1997): 207-224.

Quamme, Margaret. "New in Paperback." Columbus Dispatch (27 April 1997): Weekender 16.

Raban, Jonathan. "Try, Try and Try Again." Sunday Times (20 January 1985): 44G.

"Recent Acquisitions." Ransom News 9.3 (2002).

Reilly, Terry. "A Couple-Three Bonzos: 'Introduction', Slow Learner and 1984." Pynchon Notes 44-45 (Spring - Fall 1999): 5-13. Article.

"Review of Deadly Sins." Kirkus Reviews (1 September 1994).

Ronell, Avital. Stupidity . University of Illinois Press, Urbana, Illinois, United States (2002): 25-29, 318.

Schaub, Thomas H. "Slow Learner: Good Writing Seems a Long Time Coming." San Francisco Chronicle (27 May 1984): 3, 9.

Schuber, Stephen P. "Rereading Pynchon: Negative Entropy and 'Entropy'." Pynchon Notes 13 (October 1983): 47-60. Article.

Seed, David. "Fantasy and Dream in Thomas Pynchon's Low-Lands." RMMLA Convention 37.1-2 (1983): 54-68.

Seed, David. "Order in Thomas Pynchon's 'Entropy'." Journal of Narrative Technique 11.2 (1981): 135-153.

Seed, David. "Order in Thomas Pynchon's 'Entropy'." Thomas Pynchon . Ed. Harold Bloom. Chelsea House, New York, New York, United States (1986): 157-174. Article originally published in Journal of Narrative Technique [with the same title] 11.2 (1981): 135-153.

Seed, David. "Order in Thomas Pynchon's 'Entropy'." Thomas Pynchon . Ed. Harold Bloom. Chelsea House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States (2003): 135-153. Article originally published in Journal of Narrative Technique [with the same title] 11.2 (1981): 135-153.

Seed, David. "Pynchon in Watts." Pynchon Notes 9 (June 1982): 54-60. Article.

Seed, David. "Review of Slow Learner." 38.4 (1985): 488–489.

Serrai, Roberto. "Entropia e dis-integrazione nei racconti giovanili di Thomas Pynchon." Ponte 50.3 (1994): 125-128.

Seymour-Smith, Martin. "Spinning Tall Tales." The Financial Times (19 January 1985): 12.

Simons, John L. "Third Story Man: Biblical Irony in Thomas Pynchon's 'Entropy'." Studies in Short Fiction 14.1 (1977): 88-93.

Sklar, Robert. "The New Novel USA: Thomas Pynchon." The Nation (25 September 1967): 277–280.

Slade, Joseph W. "'Entropy' and Other Calamities." Pynchon: A Collection of Critical Essays . Ed. Edward Mendelson. Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, United States (1978): 69-86.

Slung, Michele. "Book Report: Early Pynchon." Book World (11 March 1984): 15.

Smetak, Jacqueline R. "Thomas Pynchon's 'Mortality and Mercy in Vienna': Major Themes in an Early Work." Iowa Journal of Literary Studies 4.1 (1983): 65-76.

Smetak, Jacqueline R. "Thomas Pynchon's Short Stories and Jung's Concept of the Anima." Journal of Evolutionary Psychology 11.1-2 (1990): 178–194.

Snart, Jason. "Disorder and Entropy in Pynchon's Entropy and Lefebvre's The Production of Space." CLCWeb 3.4 (2001): 20 pars. Article.

Solomon, William. "Secret Integrations: Black Humor and the Critique of Whiteness." Modern Fiction Studies 49.3 (2003): 469-495 (480-484 and passim).

Sprinker, Michael. "'Entropy'." Masterplots II: American Fiction Series 2 . Ed. Frank N. Magill. Salem Press, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, United States (1986): 709-711.

Stimpson, Catherine R. "Pre-Apocalyptic Atavism: Thomas Pynchon's Early Fiction." Mindful Pleasures: Essays on Thomas Pynchon . Ed. George Levine and David Leverenz. Little, Brown, Boston, Massachusetts, United States (1976): 31-47.

Stimpson, Catherine R. "Pre-Apocalyptic Atavism: Thomas Pynchon's Early Fiction." Thomas Pynchon . Ed. Harold Bloom. Chelsea House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States (2003): 77-92. Article originally published in Mindful Pleasures: Essays on Thomas Pynchon [with the same title] (1976): 31-47.

Tabbi, Joseph. "Merging Orders: The Shaping Influence of Science on Entropy." Pynchon Notes 15 (Fall 1984): 58-68. Article.

Tabbi, Joseph. "Pynchon's 'Entropy'." The Explicator 43.1 (1984): 61-63.

Takada, Shuhei. "'Under the Rose' as the Archetype of Pynchon's Fiction." Kyushu American Literature 37 (1996): 9–18.

Takahashi, Wataru. "Entropy as Metaphor - from Unsociable To Sociable - Deciphering Thomas Pynchon's Entropy." Hiroshima Women's University Literature Department Journal 30 (1995): 57-80.

Takahashi, Wataru. "Thomas Pynchon 'Low-Lands' - Possibility of Novel." Hiroshima Women's University Literature Department Journal 26 (1991): 1-16.

Tanaka, Ikuzou. "Essay on Thomas Pynchon's Low-Lands." Hokusei Review 23 (1985): 119–128.

Tate, J. O. "Slow Burner." National Review (16 November 1984): 53-55.

Tucker, Ken. "Pynchon's Slow Learner: The Glow Continues." The Denver Post (20 May 1984): F9.

Tylee, Claire. "Metaphor in the Early Fiction of Thomas Pynchon: A Study of 'Entropy'." Actas del VII Congreso Nacional de la Asociación Española de Estudios Anglo-Norteamericanos (1986): 219-227.

Tylee, Claire. "'Spot This Mumbo Jumbo': Thomas Pynchon's Emblems for American Culture in 'Mortality and Mercy in Vienna'." Pynchon Notes 17 (Fall 1985): 52-72. Article. Article originally published in Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses [with the same title] 15.10 (1985): 141-156.

Tylee, Claire. "'Spot This Mumbo Jumbo': Thomas Pynchon's Emblems for American Culture in 'Mortality and Mercy in Vienna'." Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses 15.10 (1985): 141-156.

Tyler, Anne. "Sifting for Nuggets in the Early Pynchon." Detroit News (22 April 1984): E2.

Vanderbeke, Dirk. "N Tropes for Entropy in Pynchon's Early Works." Pynchon Notes 46-49 (Spring - Fall 2000): 35-59. Article.

Vervaeck, Bart. "Als wiegende zeeën. De vroege verhalen van Thomas Pynchon." Yang 28.1 (January-March 1992): 21-30.

Werli, Antonio. "Slow Learner. Thomas Pynchon, un portrait de l'invisibilité." Cyclocosmia (18 September 2008): 33-37.

White, Allon. "Ironic Equivalence: A Reading of Thomas Pynchon's 'Mortality and Mercy in Vienna'." Carnival, Hysteria, and Writing: Collected Essays and Autobiography . Clarendon, Oxford, United Kingdom (1993): 111-121. Article originally published in Critical Quarterly [with the same title] 23.3 (1981): 55-62.

White, Allon. "Ironic Equivalence: A Reading of Thomas Pynchon's 'Mortality and Mercy in Vienna'." Critical Quarterly 23.3 (1981): 55-62.

Winkler, Willi. "Programm: Weltuntergang. Die frühen Erzählungen von Thomas Pynchon." Merkur 40.4 (1986): 337-339.

Wisnicki, Adrian. "A Trove of New Works by Thomas Pynchon? Bomarc Service News Rediscovered." Pynchon Notes 46-49 (Spring - Fall 2000): 9-34. Article.

Witzling, David P. "'The simplest kind of beginning': The Problem of White Consciousness in Pynchon's Work of the Mid-Sixties." Everybody's America: Thomas Pynchon, Race, and the Cultures of Postmodernism . Routledge, New York, New York, United States (2008): 115-142.

Wood, Michael. "The Apprenticeship of Thomas Pynchon." The New York Review of Books (15 April 1984): 1, 28-29.