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Slow Learner

Pynchon, Thomas

ISBN 10: 0316724424 / ISBN 13: 9780316724425
Published by Little, Brown and Company, New York, 1984
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Dust Jacket covered with mylar. Book is clean and tight. Dust Jacket is price clipped and black marker stripe has been made on inside front free end page. 193 pages. Stated First Edition on copyright page with no numbering sequences shown. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 000133

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Title: Slow Learner

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company, New York

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Edition: First Edition.

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A collection of the five stories that launched the outstanding American novelist's career includes an introductory essay in which he sketches the milieu in which he began writing. From the Noiseless Chatter blog): "In 1984, eleven years after Gravity's Rainbow, Pynchon finally published something: a collection of other things he had already published. Slow Learner isn't that great; as a reading experience, you'd be hard pressed to do much worse. As a slow study of a young artist becoming a legendary one, though, it's unparalleled.By this point Pynchon had only released three novels, but his reluctance to speak about himself, make public appearances, provide interviews, or do anything else that established writers were supposed to do meant that a huge part of Slow Learner's value came from the brief introduction Pynchon provided [analyzing his work]. Spotlighting it here meant that people wouldn't miss its inclusion, and, certainly, it still stands as the book's highlight."

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Thomas Pynchon was born in 1937. His books include V, Gravity's Rainbow, Vineland, Mason & Dixon, Against the Day, Inherent Vice, and Bleeding Edge.

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BJ's Book Barn is an on-line bookseller only located in Kennesaw, Georgia, and has been in business since 2001. We have a wide selection of fiction, non-fiction and genealogy books. Practically all books that we sell are hardcover editions. As I purchase books from a wide variety of sources, I cannot guarantee that the used and collectible books I sell came from a smoke-free environment.

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