Thomas Pynchon

1937 - Today

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Thomas Ruggles Pynchon Jr. ( PINCH-awn, commonly PINCH-in; born May 8, 1937) is an American novelist. A MacArthur Fellow, he is noted for his dense and complex novels. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Pynchon has received more than 2,737,025 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Thomas Pynchon is the 832nd most popular writer (down from 730th in 2019), the 895th most popular biography from United States (down from 759th in 2019) and the 95th most popular American Writer.

Thomas Pynchon is most famous for his novels "Gravity's Rainbow" and "The Crying of Lot 49".

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Among writers, Thomas Pynchon ranks 832 out of 5,794Before him are Jean Anouilh, Mori Ōgai, Pierre-Jean de Béranger, Ernest Thompson Seton, Ève Curie, and Abraham Abulafia. After him are Ivan Franko, Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné, Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, Juliette Récamier, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Solomon Northup.

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Among people born in 1937, Thomas Pynchon ranks 41Before him are John Horton Conway, Robert Coleman Richardson, David Hockney, Richard Møller Nielsen, Gennady Yanayev, and Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga. After him are Colin Powell, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Robert Lucas Jr., Avram Hershko, Jacques Santer, and Paolo Conte.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Thomas Pynchon ranks 895 out of 15,968Before him are Ray Tomlinson (1941), Richard Dean Anderson (1950), Richard Crenna (1926), Eliot Ness (1903), Cyndi Lauper (1953), and William P. Murphy (1892). After him are Keith Jarrett (1945), Willis Lamb (1913), Christopher Lambert (1957), James Hetfield (1963), Chick Corea (1941), and Burt Young (1940).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Thomas Pynchon ranks 95Before him are Zelda Fitzgerald (1900), James Brendan Connolly (1868), L. Frank Baum (1856), Sinclair Lewis (1885), Anne Rice (1941), and Daniel Keyes (1927). After him are Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807), Solomon Northup (1808), James Jones (1921), John Updike (1932), Virginia Satir (1916), and Richard Matheson (1926).