The Secret Integration

By Thomas Pynchon

216 ratings - 4.18* vote

"The Secret Integration" was first published in The Saturday Evening Post, December 19, 1964. "The Secret Integration" was first published in The Saturday Evening Post, December 19, 1964.

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Book details

, 47 pages

(first published 1964)

Original Title
The Secret Integration
ISBN
0856520497 (ISBN13: 9780856520495)

Community Reviews

Chad Henderson

This story is collected in Slow Learner.

Jade

Perhaps my favorite of Pynchon's short stories, "The Secret Integration" is a nuanced exploration of issues of race and racism in America; and while stylistically it most resembles V., this story provides the reader with a much clearer glimpse of Pynchon's concern for the subaltern, for the oppressed, than we are often allowed to see in some of his novels, partly because in the novels there is simply so much to absorb that often this element is ignored.

Well worth a read, this story. If you choose to read only one of Pynchon's short stories, let it be this one.

Koen

All I can say is WOW!!!

snb

I heart Thomas Pynchon. The title short story is simply a masterpiece. I truly didn't see the ending coming.

Oriana

Uh, what? Does this exist? What is it? Why have I never heard of it before??But more importantly, there will be a new Pynchon book next summer!!! Shit that is so cool I wonder what it will be called I am so excited!

Colton Constantino

style="display:none" Clever, whimsical way to depict bigotry in 1960’s America. Pynchon utilizes children’s imagination to show that humans are not born with hate in their hearts. Rather we’re taught to hate people or things. Great short read.

Aiden Heavilin

Probably my favorite short story.

Chibyke shade

Perhaps my favorite of Pynchon's short stories, "The Secret Integration" is a nuanced exploration of issues of race and racism in America; and while stylistically it most resembles V

Joe Kanzangu

Capricious.

wally

i read this one in slow learner....as i take the word of whatever, whoever, that says the story is included there...i no longer have my copy of slow learner, alas....

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