If you’re a lit nerd, then we hope you’re sitting down, because this news is going to absolutely blow you away. Thomas Pynchon, the notoriously reclusive novelist, just released a photograph of his mouth to the public!

Wow.

Pynchon is famous for refusing interviews and public appearances, and up until the release of this photograph depicting the inside of his mouth, including his throat, most readers had no idea what he looked like. It’s safe to say that Thomas Pynchon’s decision to finally show the world his mouth is one of the most important literary events of the past 100 years.

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The photograph of Pynchon’s mouth was released through the novelist’s publishers at Penguin Press along with the following statement:

“At long last, the genius behind groundbreaking novels like Gravity’s Rainbow and Inherent Vice is ready to step out from behind the curtain of anonymity. Here is Thomas Pynchon’s mouth.”

Absolutely incredible. Here’s hoping that this is a sign that we’ll be seeing more public appearances of Thomas Pynchon’s mouth in the future!

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