The Crying of Lot 49

The highly original satire about Oedipa Maas, a woman who finds herself enmeshed in a worldwide conspiracy, meets some extremely interesting characters and attains a not inconsiderable amount of self-knowledge.

Author: Thomas Pynchon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101594608

Category: Fiction

Page: 167

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The highly original satire about Oedipa Maas, a woman who finds herself enmeshed in a worldwide conspiracy, meets some extremely interesting characters and attains a not inconsiderable amount of self-knowledge.

A Companion to The Crying of Lot 49

Contains more than 500 notes keyed to the "2006 Harper Perennial Modern Classics", the "1986 Harper Perennial Library", and the 1967 Bantam editions. This edition adds quotations and paraphrases drawn from criticism published since 1994.

Author: J. Kerry Grant

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820332089

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 188

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Contains more than 500 notes keyed to the "2006 Harper Perennial Modern Classics", the "1986 Harper Perennial Library", and the 1967 Bantam editions. This edition adds quotations and paraphrases drawn from criticism published since 1994. It includes more than fifty annotations that have been added and eighty annotations that have been expanded.

New Essays on The Crying of Lot 49

Together, these essays provide an examination of the novel within its literary, historical, and scientific contexts.

Author: Patrick O'Donnell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521381635

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 174

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The Crying of Lot 49 is widely recognized as a significant contemporary work that frames the desire for meaning and the quest for knowledge within the social and political contexts of the '50s and '60s in America. In the introduction to this collection of original essays on Thomas Pynchon's important novel, Patrick O'Donnell discusses the background and critical reception of the novel. Further essays by five experts on contemporary literature examine the novel's "semiotic regime" or the way in which it organizes signs; the comparison of postmodernist Pynchon and the influential South American writer, Jorge Luis Borges; metaphor in the novel; the novel's narrative strategies; and the novel within the cultural contexts of American Puritanism and the Beat movement. Together, these essays provide an examination of the novel within its literary, historical, and scientific contexts.

Simulacrum within Pynchon s The Crying of Lot 49

Throughout this book, the main character finds herself in many situations where simulacrum occurs, such as the Beatle's rip-off band within the book.

Author: Dominika Oliver

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3656402744

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 4

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Literature Review from the year 2012 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: A-, University of Pittsburgh, language: English, abstract: The paper is a basic literature paper on the theme of Simulacrum withing the book The Crying of Lot 49. Simulacrum is the inferior reproduction of another object, such as Muzaq trying to represent classical music. Throughout this book, the main character finds herself in many situations where simulacrum occurs, such as the Beatle's rip-off band within the book.

A study guide for Thomas Pynchon s The Crying of Lot 49

This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more.

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410321037

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 15

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A study guide for Thomas Pynchon's "The Crying of Lot 49", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students series. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Approaches to Teaching Pynchon s The Crying of Lot 49 and Other Works

The essays gathered in this volume turn these classroom challenges into assets, showing instructors how to make the narratives' frustration of reader expectations not only intellectually rewarding but also part of the joy of reading The ...

Author: Thomas H. Schaub

Publisher: Approaches to Teaching World L

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 195

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As teachers well know, the elements that make Thomas Pynchon exciting to read and study—the historical references, the multilayered prose, and the postmodern integration of high and low cultures and science and literature—often constitute hurdles to undergraduate and graduate readers alike. The essays gathered in this volume turn these classroom challenges into assets, showing instructors how to make the narratives' frustration of reader expectations not only intellectually rewarding but also part of the joy of reading The Crying of Lot 49, Gravity's Rainbow, Mason & Dixon, and other Pynchon works, short and long. Like all volumes in the Approaches to Teaching series, the collection opens with a survey of original and supplementary materials. The essays that follow offer an array of classroom techniques: among them, ways to contextualize the novels in their historical settings, from Puritan America through World War II and the volatile 1960s; to use the texts to explore racial and gender politics and legacies of colonialism; and to make Pynchon's elaborate prose style accessible to students. Teachers will also find sample syllabi for courses solely on Pynchon as well as suggestions for incorporating his work into graduate and undergraduate classrooms at a range of institutions.

Thomas Pynchon

Presents a collection of critical essays on the works of Thomas Pynchon.

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 143811611X

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Page: 160

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Presents a collection of critical essays on the works of Thomas Pynchon.


Pynchon Notes

Pynchon ' s second novel , The Crying of Lot 49 , is steeped in American popular
culture , and also contains leading references to both Wiener and Marshall
McLuhan as well as parodic allusions to Greek and Egyptian myths , and echoes
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Thomas Pynchon

This volume is a collection of essays by various academics looking at how identity is shaped, gendered, and contested throughout Pynchon's work.

Author: Niran Bahjat Abbas

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838639542

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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This volume is a collection of essays by various academics looking at how identity is shaped, gendered, and contested throughout Pynchon's work. By exploring sociological, anthropological, literary, and political dimensions, the contributors revise important ideas in the debate over individualism using political and feminist theory and examine the different ways in which their writings embody, engage, and critique the official narratives generated by America's culture.


At a Loss The Postmodern Quests in Thomas Pynchon s The Crying of Lot 49 and Jim Jarmusch s Broken Flowers

Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, University of Potsdam, course: HS: From Poe to Akunin: Highlights of the international Mystery Story in literature and film, language: English, ...

Author: Lars Dittmer

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640123336

Category:

Page: 52

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Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, University of Potsdam, course: HS: From Poe to Akunin: Highlights of the international Mystery Story in literature and film, language: English, abstract: This paper is building up on postmodern patterns of fragmentation, loneliness and disorientation. The Quest is a central storytelling technique - in times where traditional ways of living and social constellations fade and the grand narratives have lost their guiding functions, people have to "mind-map" their own routes through a fagmentary world. The paper establishes the quest form in the 1966 book by Pynchon and draws lines of tradition to Jarmusch's 2005 Browken Flowers.

A Hand to Turn the Time

A study of the major fiction of Thomas Pynchon in three contexts: Menippean satire, post-modernism, and American writing.

Author: Theodore D. Kharpertian

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838633618

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

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A study of the major fiction of Thomas Pynchon in three contexts: Menippean satire, post-modernism, and American writing. The critical genealogy of the term satire is discussed and Pynchon's V., The Crying of Lot 49, and Gravity's Rainbow are analyzed.

How Had it Ever Happened Here

Presents a constructivist analysis of Thomas Pynchon's novel "The Crying of Lot 49."

Author: Yvonne Klose

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9783631622964

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 225

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Presents a constructivist analysis of Thomas Pynchon's novel "The Crying of Lot 49."

Pynchon s California

"Pynchon's California is the first book to examine Thomas Pynchon's use of California as a setting in his novels.

Author: Scott McClintock

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 1609382730

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 238

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"Pynchon's California is the first book to examine Thomas Pynchon's use of California as a setting in his novels. Contributors explore such topics as the relationship of the "California novels" to Pynchon's more historical and encyclopedic works; the significance of California's beaches, deserts forests, freeways, and "hieroglyphic" suburban sprawl; the California-inspired noir tradition; and the surprising connections to be uncovered between drug use and realism, melodrama and real estate, private detection and the sacred."--P. 4 of cover.

Thomas Pynchon

Against the background of Pynchon the man, this book, originally published in 1982, examines in detail his early short stories (some of which are not easily accessible) and offers a guide to the reading of his novels, V., The Crying of Lot ...

Author: Tony Tanner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 100064992X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 94

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Thomas Pynchon is now recognized as a major contemporary novelist and perhaps the most important American writer since Melville. His work is both richly imaginative and amazingly erudite and can be compared, in its complexity, linguistic playfulness and experimentation and wealth of allusion, to the work of James Joyce. Aspects of history, psychology, technology and science, cultural and political movements, problems of identity and society and the status and function of fiction and narrative in the modern world are all dramatized with extraordinary wit and power. Tony Tanner provides a brief, comprehensive introduction to his work. Against the background of Pynchon the man, this book, originally published in 1982, examines in detail his early short stories (some of which are not easily accessible) and offers a guide to the reading of his novels, V., The Crying of Lot 49 and Gravity’s Rainbow. Many of Pynchon’s recurrent themes, from entropy and information theory to his interest in the operations and divisions of power in the world since the Second World War, are considered. Finally, Tony Tanner places Pynchon and his work in a broader cultural and literary context.

The Contemporary Novel

Sperry , Joseph P . , “ Henry Adams and Thomas Pynchon : The Guzlowski , John
Z . , “ THE CRYING OF LOT 49 and ' The Eutropic Movements of Self , Society
and Truth , " DAI 35 Shadow ' , " PNotes 9 ( June , 1982 ) : 61 - 8 . ( 1975 ) :
5428A ...

Author: Irving Adelman

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 666

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In this new edition, what was already an expansive work has been updated and further enlarged to include information not only on American and British novelists but also on writers in English from around the world.


American Novel Explication 1969 1980

Pynchon ' s The Crying of Lot 49 : The Novel as Subversive Experience . ” MFS
19 ( 1973 ) : 79 – 87 . Kostelanetz , Richard . “ American Fiction in the Sixties , ” in
Kostelanetz , Richard , ed . On Contemporary Literature , 650 – 651 .

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 575

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American Solitudes

Works cited COLVILLE G . ( 1988 ) , Beyond and Beneath the Mantle : On
Thomas Pynchon ' s The Crying of Lot 49 , Rodopi , Amsterdam . DAVIDSON C .
D . ( 1977 ) , Oedipa As Androgyne in Thomas Pynchon ' s The Crying of Lot 49 ,
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Author: Associazione italiana di studi nord-americani. Convegno di studio

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Category: National characteristics, American

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