TalkPynchon Pandæmonium

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Jul 1, 2010, 11:35 am

A number of people--my English teacher, for instance; David Foster Wallace; Amy Hungerford of Yale--have pronounced Pynchon's last name as PIN-chun, as opposed to pin-CHAWN. Yet, on his guest spot on The Simpsons, the man himself pronounces it as the latter. What is the correct pronunciation? It's a silly question, to be sure, but it's been bugging me.

Jul 2, 2010, 10:00 pm

wouldn't you agree that in almost every instance there is but one unparalleled expert in the question of how to pronounce one's name?

Edited: Jul 2, 2010, 10:34 pm

:) What a silly question, you're right.