This actually bothers me because he has pointed me towards so many of the authors that I truly love.
It's bitter sweet to think he ever would though because I know he would call my shit banal or turgid.
Unless he gives explicit permission to do so, if there's any writer who won't have that happen to him l, it's Pynchon. I truly don't know how he's made it this far and so many people have remained silent. That's an achievement equivalent to Gravity's Rainbow, itself.
Also, didn't some of Salinger's suppressed material recently come out? I remember reading about that copyright lock back in high school and being super hyped. I know something new came out this past year, but it barely registered on my radar.
I'm dreading the inevitable when Pynchon dies and everyone hops on the bandwagon of fake sympathies from those who've never picked up a book in their life outside of genre trash like ASOIAF and Harry Potter.
WhatCD encouraged the leak by having the largest reward possible for putting anything on the site. And then they immediately took it down when their piracy was threatened by now being part of a literary giant's biography.
Pynchon deserves to die
>write bleeding heart protest books for five decades
>apparently not care enough to actually get involved and try to enact some change
When will people realize that art is a selfish endeavor that doesn't fucking affect anything
>When will people realize that art is a selfish endeavor that doesn't fucking affect anything
since forever? not everyone wanks over how politically active they are
btw when will you realize shitposting is a selfish endeavour etc etc
Those people largely don't even know who Pynchon is, at best they'll have seen Inherent Vice of his cameo on the Simpsons. Why worry about them?
And what's all this shit about Pynchon's wife running with his stuff after he dies? She's his agent, it's literally her job to take care of his legacy.