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Letters to Thomas Pynchon and other stories - cover

Letters to Thomas Pynchon and other stories

Chris Eaton

Publisher: ECW Press

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"Beautifully written?" -Jonathan Lethem "One of the country's best new writers." -Eye Weekly Chris Eaton's fictions read like intellectual fisticuffs: bruising but with more than a touch of moustache wax. Playing with notions of ownership and plagiarism, Letters to Thomas Pynchon is a collection of early stories and new works. Beginning with an unmailed letter to Thomas Pynchon, Eaton further riffs on literary history with occasional side trips into obscure — possibly fake — history, lost cinemas, and NASA's track record. With a sense of gravity and humor, Letters to Thomas Pynchon proves that originality is sometimes an artist's toughest sparring partner.
Available since: 11/01/2010.

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