Thursday July 30th, 2009

Pynchon in La-La Land

Speaking of Thomas Pynchon, Wired has posted an interactive map of Los Angeles, where readers can pinpoint landmarks in the city that played a role in Pynchon’s life (he lived there in the ’60s and ’70s) or in his new novel, which is set there. The post’s creator, Mark Horowitz, notes that “if you map the novel against Pynchon’s life in L.A., it really does tie the whole room together.”

One contributor to the map reminds us that Pynchon, the recluse of recluses, has made appearances on The Simpsons, including this one here.