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    “A Shorthand of Stars”: From John to Thomas Pynchon

    Sussman, Mark and Eve, Martin Paul (2016) “A Shorthand of Stars”: From John to Thomas Pynchon. Orbit: A Journal of American Literature 4 (2), pp. 1-7. ISSN 2398-6786.

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    The June 1888 issue of the Phonographic World magazine presented John Pynchon, an ancestor of Thomas, as “The First American Shorthand Reporter”. While most biographical criticism to date of Thomas Pynchon has focused on the cameo appearance of a thinly veiled William Pynchon in Gravity’s Rainbow, we here set out further historical information on John alongside an appraisal of shorthand in the novels of Thomas.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > English, Theatre and Creative Writing
    Research Centres and Institutes: Contemporary Literature, Centre for
    Depositing User: Martin Eve
    Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2016 07:39
    Last Modified: 25 Jun 2020 19:40


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