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No tags. No current Talk conversations about this book. Collection of lesser known works which haven't been reprinted, along with some Non-Fiction. You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data. References to this work on external resources. Wikipedia in English None. The first printing notes the print-run and the cover is on smooth glossy card; the second printing omits the print-run detail and the cover is a rough pebble-finish; the third printing is the same but on less glossy card.
The first printing is 1mm larger all around.
The cover design by Jake Tilson portrays a figure — half-man, half-machine — in an elegant frock-coat with a Polaroid camera for a head on a background of mathematical symbols. The story is about racial integration, but also uses ideas of mathematical integration, while the cover suggests integration between humans and machines. You may not be aware that The Secret Integration is not even held at the British Museum [sic] Newspaper Library since they are missing that particular year of the Saturday Evening Post.
The only English edition of Entropy is contained in a relatively obscure science fiction magazine [ New Worlds , February ] that has ceased publication also. Having received no response, with permission neither given nor denied despite several applications, Aloes proceeded to publish The Secret Integration. This was followed in by an edition, not of Entropy , which had now been published in England by Tristero, but of The Small Rain.
It is perhaps the most significant of the Aloes pamphlets in that the story had apparently never previously been reprinted. The undated Aloes edition appeared in , with a single printing of 2, copies.
The Aloes cover, designed by Robert Carter, depicts a man contemplating a desolate landscape with a military vehicle as his only companion. It was to be the last the Aloes Pynchons. Was the publication of Slow Learner provoked by the Aloes pamphlets?
The picture may have been distorted by the appearance at around this time of two further UK Pynchon pamphlets, Entropy published by Tristero and A Journey into the Mind of Watts published by Mouldwarp. This last letter, written in a softer tone, records how the position was eventually resolved. Unlike Oedipa, who started on her strange trail of detection with a pirated edition, it seemed that, contrary to general belief, I had started my quest with entirely legitimate editions of Mortality and Mercy in Vienna and Low-Lands.
As for Pynchon himself, I hope one day he will reveal more about the wonderfully strange and still uncollected Mortality and Mercy in Vienna.
The Guardian 1 Nov. I took the name Genghis Cohen from the name of Genghis Khan , the well-known Mongol warrior and statesman. In the postromantic ebb of the 70s and 80s, with everybody now so wised up and even growing paranoid about love, once the magical buzzword of a generation, it is a daring step for any writer to decide to work in loves vernacular, to take it, with all its folly, imprecision and lapses in taste, at all seriously that is, as well worth those higher forms of play that we value in fiction. Snow, have thought that In Luddite they have discovered a way to call those with whom they disagree both politically reactionary and anti-capitalist at the same time. In the daytime, and especially with any kind of crowd, the cops surface style has changed some since last August. Snows use of the word was clearly polemical, wishing to imply an irrational fear and hatred of science and technology. My Spanish isnt perfect, but I can tell that she catches admirably and without apparent labor the swing and translucency of his writing, its slang and its classicism, the lyrical stretches and those end-of-sentence zingers he likes to hit us with.