'Simpsons' Fan of the Week

Thomas Pynchon

The famously reclusive writer is popping up on the Fox 'toon, of all places. Playing himself (with a paper bag over his head) in an episode to air Jan. 25, the ''Gravity's Rainbow'' author will blurb Marge's novel.

Originally posted Nov 21, 2003 Published in issue #738 Nov 21, 2003 Order article reprints

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