Thomas Pynchon Bibliography

Table of Contents
Introductions/Liner Notes
Writings on Pynchon

Pynchon's Writings


Slow Learner. Boston: Little, Brown, 1984. (short stories)

V. New York: Lippincott, 1963.

The Crying of Lot 49. New York: Lippincott, 1966.

Gravity's Rainbow. New York: Viking, 1973; New York: Bantam, 1974.

Vineland. Boston: Little, Brown. 1990.

Mason & Dixon. New York: Henry Holt & Company, 1997.


"Is It O.K. To Be a Luddite?" New York Times Book Review, 10/28/84. 1, 40-41.

"Journey Into the Mind of Watts." New York Times Magazine, 6/12/66, 34+.

"Nearer, My Couch, to Thee" New York Times, 6/6/93.

"Under the Rose." Noble Savage 3 (1961): 233-251. (short story)

Introductions/Liner Notes

Introduction to The Teaching of Don B., by Donald Barthelme. 1992.

Introduction to Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up To Me, by Richard Farina. New York: Penguin, 1983.

"Spiked!, The Music of Spike Jones." Catalyst CDs. 1994. Liner notes.

"Barefoot in the Head," by Jim Sauter. Forced Exposure CDs. 1991(?). Liner notes.


"Togetherness" Aerospace Safety, 16: 12 (1960) pp.6-8.

Letter, New York Times Book Review, 3/12/89. (encouraging Salman Rushdie)


Attoe, David. Lion at the Door. Little, Brown, 1989.

Beal, M.F. Amazon One. (in NYT 4/13/75 ad, not the book itself).

DeLillo, Don. Mao II. Viking, 1991.

Dodge, Jim. Stone Junction. Atlantic Monthly Press, 1990.

Erickson, Steve. Arc d'X. Poseidon Press, 1993.

Erickson, Steve. Days Between Stations. Vintage, 1986.

Richard Farina, Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up To Me, Random House, 1966.

Gebauer, Phyllis. The Pagan Blessing. Viking, 1979.

Goldman, Laurel. Sounding the Territory. Knopf, 1982.

Hillman, James and Michael Ventura. We've Had A Hundred Years of Psychotherapy -- and the World's Getting Worse. HarperCollins, 1992.

Kelly, Jack. Mad Dog. Atheneum, 1992.

Matthiessen, Peter. Far Tortuga. Viking, 1975.

Pierce, Marge. Dance the Eagles to Sleep. Fawcett, 1971.

Robbins, Tom. Even Cowgirls Get the Blues. Bantam, 1977.

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

Rudd, Hughes. My Escape from the CIA (and Other Improbable Events). Dutton, 1966.

Sale, Kirpatrick. SDS. Vintage Books, 1974.

Saunders, George. Civilwarland in Bad Decline: Stories and a Novella. Random House, 1996.

Shetzline, David. DeFord. Random House, 1968.

Speicher, John. Looking for Baby Paradise. Harcourt, Brace and World, 1967.

Wurlitzer, Rudolph. Nog. Pocket Books, 1970.

Selected Writings on Pynchon

Pynchon Notes, a serial.

Bloom, Harold. ed. Thomas Pynchon. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1986.

Cowart, David. Thomas Pynchon: The Art of Allusion. Carbondale: Southern Illinois U Press, 1980.

Eddins, Dwight. The Gnostic Pynchon. Bloomington: Indiana U Press, 1990.

Fowler, Douglas. A Reader's Guide to Gravity's Rainbow. Ann Arbor: Ardis, 1980.

Hite, Molly. Ideas of Order in the Novels of Thomas Pynchon. Columbus: Ohio Southern U Press, 1983.

Levine, George, and David Leverenz, eds. Mindful Pleasures: Essays on Thomas Pynchon. Boston: Little, Brown, 1976.

Mendelson, Edward, ed. Pynchon: A Collection of Critical Essays. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1978.

Pearce, Richard, ed. Critical essays on Thomas Pynchon. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1981.

Siegel, Jules. "Who is Thomas Pynchon ... and Why Did He Take Off With My Wife?" Playboy 34 (March 1977): 97+.

Slade, Joseph. Thomas Pynchon. New York: Warner, 1974.

Stonehill, Brian. The Self-Conscious Novel: Artifice in Fiction from Joyce to Pynchon. Philadelphia: U Pennsylvania Press, 1988.

Tanner, Tony. Thomas Pynchon. London: Methuen, 1982.

Weisenburger, Steven. A Gravity's Rainbow Companion. Athens: U Georgia Press, 1988.

For a more complete listing, see the book-length bibliography, Pynchon: A Bibliography of Primary and Secondary Sources.

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