Bill Pearlman

Bill Pearlman has published several volumes of poetry. He divides his time between California and Mexico and publishes a blog.

Short Cuts: Hanging with Pynchon

Bill Pearlman, 17 December 2009

Manhattan Beach in Los Angeles County is part of the so-called South Bay, south of Santa Monica. It was mostly populated by middle-class white people when I grew up there in the 1950s, and was a good place in many ways. I played volleyball on the beach, and once a year we had surfing, paddleboard and volleyball championships next to the Manhattan Pier. I graduated from the local high school,...

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