(b.1937), American novelist; full name Thomas Ruggles Pynchon. He is an elusive author who shuns public attention, while his works abandon the normal conventions of the novel. Notable works: V (1963), The Crying of Lot 49 (1966), and Gravity’s Rainbow (1972).
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