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This was boredom beyond any boredom he’d ever felt. This made the routing desk at UPS look like a day at Six Flags.
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It was as though, in some odd quantum stroke, Hemingway died one day and Pynchon was born the next. One literature bends into another. Pynchon has made American writing a broader and stronger force.