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Thomas Pynchon
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First published in the United States of America by The Viking Press 1978
Published in Penguin Books 1987 This edition
published in Penguin Books 2000

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Acknowledgments Harvard University Press: Reprinted

by permission of the publishers and the Trustees of Amtierst
College from Thomas H. Johnson, Editor, The Poems of Emily Dickinson. Cambridge, Mass.: The
Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. Copyright 1951,1955, by The President and Fellows of

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author's imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or
dead, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.

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For Richard Farina


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