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

Early Work

Criticism: 124 items, including abstracts of presentations.

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.

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

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 . 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.

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.

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'." Pynchon on the Edge (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).

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

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.

Eddins, Dwight. "Probing the Nihil: Existential Gnosticism in Pynchon's Stories." Thomas Pynchon . 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.

Hartnett, Michael. "A High School Record for Disturbing the Peace." Pynchon Notes 20-21 (Spring - Fall 1987): 115-120.

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): 512-528.

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.

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

Hegelmeyer, Chad. "Pynchon in the Real World." Pynchon's New Worlds (5-9 June 2017).

Herman, Luc and Bart Vervaeck. "Didn’t Know Any Better: Race and Unreliable Narration in ‘Low-Lands’ by Thomas Pynchon." Narrative Unreliability in the Twentieth-Century First-Person Novel . Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, Germany (December 2008): 231-246.

Herman, Luc. "Early Pynchon." The Cambridge Companion to Thomas Pynchon . 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." Cervantes 8.1 (1988): 47-53.

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

Holton, Robert. "'Closed circuit': The White Male Predicament in Pynchon's Early Stories." Thomas Pynchon: Reading From The Margins . 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 . 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.

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.

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.

Kolbuszewska, Zofia. "Rip Van Pynchon, prześniona rewolucja, artystyczny recykling i śmieci. powrót ucznia strategią pisarską mistrza." Thomas Pynchon . Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego, Warsawa, Poland (15 October 2018): 101-114.

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 . 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).

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 . Salem Press, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, United States (1986): 2053-2056.

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

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

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

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

Martínez, María Ángeles. "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: Actas del XXVI Congreso de la Asociación Española de Estudios Anglonorteamericanos . Universitat de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain (2003): 655-662.

Martínez, María Ángeles. "From 'Under the Rose' to V.: A Linguistic Approach to Human Agency in Pynchon's Fiction." Poetics Today 23.4 (2002): 633–656.

Martínez, María Ángeles. "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 . Garland, New York, New York, United States (2000): 79-90.

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 . Presses universitaires de la Méditerranée, Montpelllier, France (2014): 105-128.

Muth, Katie. "3. Nonfiction." Pynchon in Context . Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom (July 2019): 23-30.

Muth, Katie. "The Grammars of the System: Thomas Pynchon at Boeing." Textual Practice 33.3 (2019): 473-493.

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.

Newport, John P. "Thomas Pynchon." Christianity and Contemporary Art Forms . Word, Waco, Texas, United States (1979): 55-57.

O'Hara, Dan. "On the Line of Flight: Pynchon's Entropy Machine." Schizophrenia and Social Control (19-20 November 1994).

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

Patteson, Richard F. "How True a Text? Chapter Three of V. 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 investigación filológica (1991): 127-140.

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 . 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 . Universitad Complutense, Madrid, Spain (1994): 275-287.

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

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).

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

Pütz, Manfred. "The Art of the Acronym in Thomas Pynchon." Studies in the Novel 23.3 (1991): 371-382.

Pütz, Manfred. "Imagination and Self-Definition: American Novels of the Sixties." Partisan Review 44.2 (1977): 235-244.

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

Reilly, Terry. "Pynchon's 'The Secret Integration' and the Saturday Evening Post." Pynchon in Rome (June 11-14 2019).

Reilly, Terry. "'They Don’t Know It, but We’re Integrated': Thomas Pynchon's 'The Secret Integration' and The Saturday Evening Post." The Yale Review (2019).

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

Rohland, Mark W. "14. Family." Pynchon in Context . Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom (July 2019): 115-121.

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

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

Seed, David. "1. The Short Stories." Fictional Labyrinths of Thomas Pynchon . University of Iowa Press, Iowa City, Iowa, United States (1988): 13-70.

Seed, David. "Fantasy and Dream in Thomas Pynchon's 'Low-Lands'." Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature 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 . Chelsea House, New York, New York, United States (1986): 157-174.

Seed, David. "Order in Thomas Pynchon's 'Entropy'." Thomas Pynchon . Chelsea House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States (2003): 135-153.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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 . 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 . Little, Brown, Boston, Massachusetts, United States (1976): 31-47.

Stimpson, Catherine R. "Pre-Apocalyptic Atavism: Thomas Pynchon's Early Fiction." Thomas Pynchon . Chelsea House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States (2003): 77-92.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Young, James D. "Pynchon in Popular Magazines." Critique 44.4 (2003): 390-404.

Zencey, Eric. "Some Brief Speculations on the Popularity of Entropy as Metaphor." The North American Review 271.3 (1986): 7-10 [8-9].