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“The angels at the doorways will try to con you, threaten you, play all manner of cruel practical jokes, to turn you aside. The Qlippoth, shells of the dead, will use all of your love for friends who have passed across against you. You have chosen the active way, and there is no faltering without finding the most mortal danger. The other way is dark and female, passive, self-abandoning, Isaac under the blade. The glittering edge widening to a hallway, down, up which the soul is borne by an irresistible Aether.”


Bibliography
The following is a fairly comprehensive bibliography of Pynchon's works. For those of you interested in further information, additional Bibliographical data can be obtained from Clifford Mead's excellent work, Thomas Pynchon: A Bibliography of Primary and Secondary Materials, available from Dalkey Archive, 1989.

Major Works

V.

Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1963. First edition.

London: Jonathan Cape, 1963. First British edition.

New York: Bantam, 1964. First mass market paperback.

New York: Modern Library, 1966. First printing in light green cloth, later printing in dark green cloth.

London: Pan, 1975. First British trade paperback ('Picador' edition).

New York: Harper and Row, Perennial Fiction Library, 1986. First American trade paperback edition.

New York, Buccaneer, 1997. Hardcover reprint.

New York: Harper Collins, Perennial Classics, 1999. Second American trade paperback edition.

The Crying of Lot 49

Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1966. First edition.

London: Jonathan Cape, 1967. First British edition.

New York: Bantam, 1967. First mass market paperback.

Harmondsworth, Middlesex: Penguin, 1974. First British paperback edition.

London: Pan, 1979. Second British paperback edition ('Picador' edition).

New York: Harper and Row, Perennial Fiction Library, 1986. First American trade paperback edition.

New York, Buccaneer, 1997. Hardcover reprint.

New York: Harper Collins, Perennial Classics, 1999. Second American trade paperback edition.

Gravity's Rainbow

New York: Viking, 1973. First edition. Also, Book of the Month Club edition, on slightly thinner paper and no price on jacket.

New York: Viking, 1973. First trade paperback edition, issued simultaneously with cloth edition. Also Quality Paperback Book Club edition, no price on cover.

London: Jonathan Cape, 1973. First British edition.

London: Jonathan Cape, 1973. First British paperback edition, issued simultaneously with cloth edition.

New York: Bantam, 1974. First mass market paperback edition; contains over a dozen typographical errors and misprints.

London: Pan, 1975. Second British paperback edition ('Picador' edition).

New York: Penguin, 1987. Second American trade paperback edition. "Rocket blueprint" cover.

New York: Viking, 1991. Reprinting in hardcover, "nuclear fireball" sunset cover.

New York: Knopf, 1997. "Everyman's Library" hardcover edition.

New York: Penguin, 2000. Third American trade paperback edition.

Slow Learner

Boston: Little, Brown, 1984. First edition. Contains an introduction by Pynchon.

London: Jonathan Cape, 1985. First British edition.

Boston: Little, Brown, 1985. First trade paperback edition.

New York: Bantam, 1985. First mass market paperback edition, ('Bantam Windstone Book').

London: Pan, 1985. First British paperback edition.

Vineland

New York: Little, Brown, 1990. "Forest Fire" cover.

New York: Penguin, 1991. American trade paperback edition. Melissa Jacoby cover.

New York: Penguin, 1997. Second American trade paperback edition. Reuses the Little Brown "Forest fire" cover.

Mason & Dixon

New York: Henry Holt & Co, 1997. First American edition. Hardcover.

New York: Henry Holt & Co, 1998. First American trade paperback edition.

Short Stories

"The Small Rain,"
"Cornell Writer 6," no. 2 (March 1959): 14-32.

"Mortality and Mercy in Vienna,"
"Epoch 9," no. 4 (Spring 1959): 195-213.

"Low-lands,"
"New World Writing 16." Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1960. 85-108.

"Entropy,"
"Kenyon review 22," no. 2 (Spring 1960): 27-92.

"Under the Rose,"
"Noble Savage 3" (1961): 233-51.

"The Secret Integration,"
"Saturday Evening Post" 235 (19-26 December 1964): 36-37, 39, 42-44, 46-49, 51

Juvenalia

High school newspaper columns, 1952-53, reprinted in Clifford Mead's Thomas Pynchon: A Bibliography of Primary and Secondary Materials. Elmwood, IL: The Dalkey Archive Press, 1989: 157-167.

"Voice of the Hamster." "Purple and Gold 9," no. 2 (13 November 1952): 2.

"Voice of the Hamster." "Purple and Gold 9," no. 3 (18 December 1952): 3.

"Voice of the Hamster." "Purple and Gold 9," no. 4 (22 January 1953): 2, 4.

"Voice of the Hamster." "Purple and Gold 9," no. 5 (19 February 1953): 2.

"Ye Legend of Sir Stupid and the Purple Knight." "Purple and Gold 9," no. 6 (19 March 1953): 2.

"The Boys." "Purple and Gold 9," no. 6 (19 March 1953): 8.

Other Publications

"Togetherness." Aerospace Safety 16, no. 12 (December 1960): 6-8.

"In Which Esther Gets a Nose Job." In Black Humour, ed. Bruce Jay Friedman. New York: Bantam, 1965. 1-16. From V.

Letter cited in Jules Siegel's "The Dark Triumvirate," Cavalier 15 (August 1965): 14-16, 90-91. Reprinted in Steven Moore's "The World is at Fault," Pynchon Notes 15 (Fall 1984): 84- 85.

"A Gift of Books." Holiday 38:6 (December 1965): 164-165. A review of the novel Warlock by Oakley Hall.

"The World (This One), the Flesh (Mrs. Oedipa Maas), and the Testament of Pierce Inverarity." Esquire 64 (December 1965): 170-173, 196. From The Crying of Lot 49.

"The Shrink Flips." Cavalier 16, no. 153 (March 1966): 32-33, 88-92. From The Crying of Lot 49.

"A Journey Into the Mind of Watts." "New York Times Magazine," 12 June 1966, 34-35, 78, 80-82,84.

"Pros and Cohns." Letter to the Editor. "New York Times Book Review," 17 July 1966, 22, 24.

Letter to Thomas F. Hirsch, January 8, 1969. Printed in David Seed's The Fictional Labyrinths of Thomas Pynchon. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1988: 240-243.

"From The Crying of Lot 49." In "The World of Black Humour: An Introductory Anthology of Selections and Criticisms," ed. Douglas M. Davis. New York: Dutton, 1967. 214-28. Reprints Chapter 2.

"V. In Love." In "The Single Voice: An Anthology of Contemporary Fiction," ed. Jerome Charyn. New York: Collier Books, 1969. 137-58. From V.

Letter to Richard Wilbur, 1975. Printed in William Styron's "Presentation to Thomas Pynchon of the Howells Medal for Fiction of the Academy," "Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the National Institute of Arts 26" (1976): 45.

Letter to Richard Wilbur, in "Presentation to Thomas Pynchon of the Howells Medal for Fiction of the Academy." "Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the National Institute of Arts and letters 26" (second series) (1976): 43-46.

Letter to the Editor, quoted by John Calvin Batchelor, "The Ghost of Richard Fariña." "Soho Weekly News 4," no. 30 (28 April - 4 May 1977): 20.

"[From] Gravity's Rainbow." In "America in Literature," eds. Alan Trachtenburg and Benjamin De Mott. New York: John Wiley, 1978. 1455-62.

"The Crying of Lot 49." In "Forms of the Novella: Ten Short Novels," ed. David H. Richter. New York: Knopf, 1981. 718-833.

"Introduction." In Richard Fariña, "Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me." New York: Penguin, 1983. v-xiv.

"Pynchon Remembers Fariña." "Cornell Alumni News 86," no. 10 (June 1984): 20-23.

"Is it O.K. to Be a Luddite?" "New York Times Book Review," 28 October 1984, 1, 40-41.

"The Heart's Eternal Vow." Review of García Márquez's Love in the Time of Cholera. "New York Time Book Review," 10 April 1988, 1, 47, 49.

Letter to Thomas F. Hirsch, quoted by David Seed, The Fictional Labyrinths of Thomas Pynchon. London: Macmillan, 1988. 240-43.

Unauthorized Editions

"Mortality and Mercy in Vienna." London: Aloes Books, [1976]. Unnumbered (22 pp.).

"Low-Lands." London: Aloes Books, 1978. Unnumbered (24 pp.).

"The Secret Integration." London: Aloes Books, 1980. 47 pp.

"Entropy." Troy Town [England]: Tristero, 1981. 16 pp.

"The Small Rain." London: Aloes Books, [1982]. Unnumbered (14 pp.).

"A Journey Into the Mind of Watts." Westminister, England: Mouldwarp, 1983. 12 pp. With a "Justification" by "Tristero.'

Translations

1. V.

"V." Italian translation by Liana M. Johnson. Milan: Rizzoli Editore, 1965.

"V." French translation by Minnie Danzas. Paris: Plon, 1967.

"V." German translation by Dietrich Stossel. Dusseldorf: Rauch, 1968.

"Ona wisi na zachodniej scianie" [chapter 7 of "V."]. Polish translation by Jacek Laskowski. "Literatura na Swiecie 6," no. 16 (1976): 4-93.

"Wanigari" ["Alligator Hunt" from chapter 5 of "V."]. Japanese translation by Masao Shimura. "Umi 10," no. 6 (June 1978): 221-30.

"V." Japanese translation by Takuo Miyake, Sadamoto Ito, Yukiko Nakagawa, Eiichi Hirose, and Koichi Makamura. Tokyo: Tosho Kanko Kai, 1979. 2 vols.

"V.' Korean translation by Kim Sang-kun. Seoul: Hakwon-sa, 1983. 2 vols.

"V." Translation by Marcos Santarrita. São Paulo: Paz e Terra, 1988.

2. The Crying of Lot 49

"Buden pa nr 49." Swedish translation by Caj Lundgren. Stockholm: Wahlstrom & Widstrand, 1967.

"L'Incanto del lotto 49." Italian translation by Liana M. Johnson. Milan: Rizzoli Editore, 1968.

"Katalognummer 49 udbydes." Danish translation by Arne Herlov Petersen. Copenhagen: Glydendals Bekkasinboger, 1968.

"Die Versteigerung von No. 49." German translation by Wulf Teichmann. Reinbek bei hamburg, West Germany: Rowohlt-Taschenbuch, 1973.

"San Francisco cry." French translation by Michel Doury. Paris: Plon, 1976.

"La Subasta del lote 49." Spanish translation by Veronica Head. Madrid: Editorial Fundamentos, 1976.

"Katalognr 49." Norwegian translation by Olav Anegll. Oslo: Glydendal, 1977.

"De Veiling van nr 49." Dutch translation by Ronald Jonkers. Amsterdam, 1978.

"Kyobaihin 49-ban no sakebi." [chaps. 1-3 of "Lot 49"] Japanese translation by Masao Shumura. "Umi 10," no. 6 (June 1978): 231-71.

"49 idzie pod mlotek." Polish translation by Piotr Siemion. "Literatura na Swiecie" 7/168 (1985): 3-196.

"Kyobai namba 49 no sakebi." Japanese translation by Masao Shimura. Tokyo: Saniro, 1985.

"Vente a la criee du lot 49." French translation by Michel Doury. Paris: Seuil, 1986.

"A 49-es tetel kialtasa" Hungarian translation by Janos Szekely. Published by Europa, 1990.

"O Leilão do Lote 49" Translation by Jorio Dauster. São Paulo: Companhia das Letras, 1993.

"Drazba predmeta 49." Croatian translation by Ms Jasenka Safran. Published by "Ceres," Zagreb, Croatia, June 1998.

3. Gravity's Rainbow

"Rainbow." French translation by Michel Doury. Paris: Plon, 1975.

"El Arco iris de gravedad." Spanish translation by Antoni Pigrau. Barcelona: Ediciones Grijalbo, 1978.

"Juryoku no niji" [excerpts from GR]. Japanese translation by Masao Shimura. "Umi 10," no. 6 (June 1978): 272-313.

"Die Enden der Parabel." German translation by Thomas Piltz and Elfriede Jelinek. Reinbek bei hamburg: Rowohlt, 1981.

"Tecza grawitacji (fragmenty)" [from part 1 of GR]. Polish translation by Piotr Siemion. "Literatura na Swiecie" 7/168 (1985): 225-45.

"L'Arc-en-ciel de la gravite." French translation by Michel Doury. Paris: Seuil, 1988.

"Juryoku no Niji." Japanese translation by Koshikawa Yoshiaki, Ueno Tatsuro, Saeki Yasuki, and Hatayama Hideaki. Tokyo: Kokusho Kanko Kai, 1993.

"O Arco-Íris da Gravidade" Translation by Paulo Henriques Britto. São Paulo: Companhia das Letras, 1998.

4. Slow Learner

"L'Homme qui apprenait lentement." French translation by Michel Doury. Paris: Seuil, 1985.

"Spatzunder: Fruhe Erzahlungen." German translation by Thomas Piltz and Jurg Laederach. Reinbek: Rowohlt Verlag, 1985.

5. Vineland

"Vineland" Translation by Reinaldo Moraes. São Paulo: Companhia das Letras, 1991.

"Vineland." Japanese translation by Sato Yoshiaki. Tokyo: Shinchosha, 1998.

6. Mason & Dixon

"Mason & Dixon" Translation by Paulo Henriques Britto. São Paulo: Companhia das Letras, 2004

Short Stories

"Entropi." Japanese translation by Kenji Inoue. In "Gendai amerika tampen senshu." Tokyo: Hakusui-sha, 1970.

"Entropia." Hungarian translation by Istvan Bart. In "Chicago ostroma," ed. Mihaly Sukosd. Olcso Konyvtar, Hungary: K. Szepirod, 1077.

"Himitsu no integration." Japanese translation by Masao Shumura. "Umi 12," no. 5 (May 1980): 292-328.

"Ha-Mavet ve ha-rachamin be-vina" ["Mortality and Mercy in Vienna"]. Hebrew translation by Gideon Roury. "Siman Kri' a 14" (June 1981): 146-57.

Translation by David Albahari of "Entropy." In "Anthology of Contemporary world Stories," ed. David Albahari. Belgrade, Yugoslavia: Prosveta, 1982.

"Sterblichkeit und Erbarmen in Wien." German Translation of "Mortality and Mercy in Vienna" by Jürg Laederach. From the Austrian Manuskripte -- Zeitschrift für Literatur, 23. Jahrgang 1983, 80. Heft der Gesamtfolge, pp. 3-11.

"Entropy/ Entropie: edition bilingue avec notes et postface." French translation by Martine Claret, D. Grantham, and J. Soonckindt. "Postface" by Louis Soonckindt. Montpellier" Delta Collection Bilingue, 1984.

"Sub rosa." Hungarian translation of "Under the Rose" in Nagyvilag, 1986/6; by Janos Szekely.

Endorsements

Pynchon wrote cover blurbs for many works he admired.

Fariña, Richard. Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me. New York: Random House, 1966.

Rudd, Hughes. My Escape from the CIA (And Other Improbable Events) New York: Dutton, 1966.

Speicher, John. Looking for Baby Paradise. New York: Harcourt, Brace
& World, 1967.

Shetzline, David. DeFord. New York: Random House, 1968.

Wurlitzer, Rudolph. Nog. New York: Pocket Books, 1970.

Piercy, Marge. Dance the Eagle to Sleep. Ad in New York Times Book Review, 1 November 1970, 55.

Noga, Helen. Ayisha. 1966.

Sale, Kirkpatrick. SDS: Ten Years Towards a Revolution. New York: Vintage Books, 1974.

Beal, M.F. Amazon One. Blurb for ad in New York Times Book Review, 13 April 1975, 31.

Matthiessen, Peter. Far Tortuga. New York: Viking, 1975.

Robbins, Tom. Even Cowgirls Get the Blues. New York: Bantam, 1977.

Gebauer, Phyllis. The Pagan Blessing. New York: Viking, 1979.

Goldman, Laurel. Sounding the Territory. New York: Knopf, 1982.

Erickson, Steve. Days Between Stations. New York: Vintage, 1986.

Attoe, David. Lion at the Door. Little Brown, 1986.

Rodman, Howard A. Destiny Express. Atheneum, 1990.

Dodge, Jim. Stone Junction: An Alchemical Potboiler. New York: Grove Press, 1990.

DeLillo, Don. Mao II. Penguin, 1991.

Kelly, Jack. Mad Dog. Atheneum, 1992.

Hillman, James & Michael Ventura. We've Had A Hundred Years of Psychotherapy And The World's Getting Worse. San Francisco: Harper, 1992.

Erikson, Steve. Arc d'X. New York: Poseidon Press 1993.

Saunders, George. CivilWarLand in Bad Decline: Stories and a Novella. Riverhead Books, 1997.

Ruff, Matt. Sewer, Gas & Electric: The Public Works Trilogy. Aspect, 1998.

Patton, Phil. Dreamland: Travels Inside the Secret World of Roswell and Area 51. Villard Books, 1999

Mills, Magnus. The Restraint of Beasts. Scribner, 1999

Knipfel, Jim. Slackjaw. J.P. Tarcher, 1999.

Barton, Emily. The Testament of Yves Gundron. New York: Farrar Straus & Giroux, 2000.

Antrim, Donald. The Verificationist. New York: Knopf, 2000.


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24 August 2004


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