Welcome to /r/literature, a community for deeper discussions of plays, poetry, short stories, and novels. Discussions of literary criticism, literary history, literary theory, and critical theory are also welcome--strongly encouraged, even.
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A subreddit for all things Thomas Pynchon. Mr. Pynchon has a reputation for being a "tough" writer. Don't let that intimidate you. Whether you're a Ph.D in Postmodern Literature or a brand new reader, we welcome everyone who has an interest in traversing head-long into his works.