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Wednesday, August 21
Thomas Pynchon doesn't play well with others. When he won the National Book Award in 1974 for "Gravity's Rainbow," he sent a comedian to accept the prize in his place. When Laurie Anderson wanted to turn the book into an opera, Pynchon would only give permission if Anderson used no other musical instrument except the banjo. That was probably a "no." The Pulitzer people, meanwhile, overturned their own jury's decision, refusing to give him the prize.
Infinite Summer was a 2009 project in which people swore to each other that they'd actually read all half-million words of "Infinite Jest." Who was that book by?
A) Edgar Rice Burroughs
B) Conor Cruise O'Brien
C) John Kennedy Toole
D) David Foster Wallace
Previous answer: Frankenstein's real name is actually Adam.
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