Slow Learner: Early Stories (Paperback)
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Short Description for Slow Learner A compilation of five short stories which include: "The Small Rain", "Lowlands", "Entropy", "Under the Rose", and "The Secret Integration".
- Published: 03 January 1998
- Format: Paperback 208 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780099532514 ISBN 10: 0099532514
- Sales rank: 116,301
Full description for Slow Learner
Slow Learner is a compilation of early stories written between 1959 and 1964, before Pynchon achieved recognition as a prominent writer for his 1963 novel, V and containing a revelatory essay on his early influences and writing. The collection consists of five short stories: 'The Small Rain', 'Lowlands', 'Entropy', 'Under the Rose', and 'The Secret Integration', as well as an introduction written by Pynchon himself for the 1984 publication. The five stories were originally published individually in various literary magazines but in 1984, after Pynchon had achieved greater recognition, Slow Learner was published to collect and copyright the stories into one volume. The introduction also offers a rare insight into Pynchon's own views on his work and influences.