Slow Learner


Slow Learner

infobox Book |
name = Slow Learner


image_caption =
author = Thomas Pynchon
country = United States
language = English
genre = Short stories
publisher = Little, Brown
release_date = 1984
media_type = Print
isbn = ISBN 0-316-72442-4
preceded_by = Gravity's Rainbow
followed_by = Vineland

"Slow Learner" is the 1984 published collection of six early novellas by the American novelist Thomas Pynchon.

The book is also notable for its introduction, written by Pynchon. His comments on the stories after reading them again for the first time in many years, and his recall of the events surrounding their creation, amount to the author's only autobiographical comments to his readers.

Content

* Introduction
* "The Small Rain" - First published in March, 1959 in the "Cornell Writer"
* "Low-lands" - First published in "New World Writing" on 16 March, 1960
* "Entropy" - First published in the "Kenyon Review" in Spring 1960
* "Under the Rose" - First published in "The Nobel Savage 3" in May 1961
* "The Secret Integration" - First published in December, 1964 in "The Saturday Evening Post"
* "Mortality and Mercy in Vienna" (1959, available only in some editions)


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