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

Early Work

All categories and genres: 77 items.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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. "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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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. "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.

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. "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.

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

Poirier, Richard. "Introduction." Prize Stories 1962: The O.Henry Awards . 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).

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.

"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.

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

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

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

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 . 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.