внебрачные дети

13:25 | 01-12-2008 | Literature | No Comments

цитировать эту старую статью, цитирующую эти старые письма, можно бесконечно. например:

He typed the letters single space on graph paper, until his Olivetti broke; then he switched to printing in longhand. He moved from Mexico to California, from Texas to London, trying to preserve his anonymity and privacy. Occasionally, he appeared in public, at one point acting as best man at the wedding of the writer Richard Farina.

и дальше:

Badgered by Who’s Who to supply a biographical note, he considers inventing a life, indicating that he was born in Mexico, that his parents were Irving Pynchon and Guadalupe Ibarguengotia and that he was ”named Exotic Dancers Man of the Year in 1957” and ”regional coordinator for the March of Edsel Owners on Washington (MEOW) in 1961.”

и еще:

After looking back on his difficulties creating his first novel and discussing political problems in the United States, he wonders if there is any validity in writing. That makes him think about other avenues of expression, and he remembers his original desire to study mathematics, a plan that ended when his application to the University of California was rejected. It occurs to him that perhaps writing is all he can do. He asks himself if he is good at it and answers that he does not know.

точно Эдипа, мы собираем кусочки реальности, аккуратными кирпичиками подгоняя фрагменты к общей картине:

In a handwritten letter in January 1975, Mr. Pynchon mentions for the first time another work in progress, ”Mason & Dixon,” 22 years before it was published.


In 1978, in what might have been a response to a suggestion that he write his autobiography, he says: ”As for spilling my life story, I try to do that all the time. Nobody ever wants to listen, for some strange reason.”

осколки кораблекрушения, не иначе:

In 1998, over 120 letters that Pynchon had written to his longtime agent, Candida Donadio, were donated by the family of private collector, Carter Burden, to the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York City. The letters ranged from 1963 to 1982, thus covering some of the author’s most creative and prolific years. Although the Morgan Library originally intended to allow scholars to view the letters, at Pynchon’s request the Burden family and Morgan Library agreed to seal these letters until after Pynchon’s death (see Gussow 1998)


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