Slow Learner: Early Stories. Thomas Pynchon.
Slow Learner: Early Stories
Slow Learner: Early Stories
Slow Learner: Early Stories
Slow Learner: Early Stories

Slow Learner: Early Stories

ISBN: 0316724424
Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company, 1984. First Edition. Hardcover. "Long before the novels V., The Crying of Lot 49, and Gravity's Rainbow earned him both an enormous readership and critical acclaim, Thomas Pynchon was writing stories- short works of fiction that surprised and delighted those few readers fortunate enough to find them, within the pages of Kenyon Review or The Noble Savage. Now, for the first time, five of these stories have been collected in book form, as Slow Learner." (from front flap) A collection of five stories written during the late 1950s- early 1960s by Thomas Pynchon, the uncategorizable & highly influential giant of 20th & 21st century American fiction. These early stories "...(grapple) with themes and even characters that were later to be elaborated" (front flap) in the three novels cited above that have become cult-breakthrough classics. With Pynchon's own informative, "disarming and candid" (front flap) introduction. Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket, first edition as stated on copyright page. The rear flap is blank where the author's photograph & biography would usually be found- exemplary of Pynchon's famous reclusiveness beyond even the level of J.D. Salinger. See also our item No.s 1826, 1827, 1830 & 1831. An essential, foundational collectible in the Sui Generis Pynchon canon. Book in fine condition with mild rubbing & browning mostly to edges & corners of off-white cloth front, back covers & spine (with gilt letters, graphics at front cover & spine quite bright & intact); mild-to-moderate spotting & a few short scratches to side & lower edges of text block; hardly any at upper edge of same. Interior very fine with miniscule bleeding of spots noted above onto blank side edges of a few page leaves; otherwise substantially mint. Dust jacket fine with mild rubbing & scratching to front, back covers & spine; mild wear & some tiny bumps, creases at thin edges & corners of same & flaps; a few tiny chips esp. at lower spine-edge, corners & back cover/ flap corners with minimal loss of paper. Fine / Fine. [Item #4608]

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