Category Archives: Thomas Pynchon

The Crying of Lot 49

The second half of the book picks up speed fast.  After Oedipa begins on her “drift,” starting on page 88, it seems as if she has completely lost herself to the conspiracy.  Although there is evidence of her questioning the … Continue reading

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The Second Half of’ The Crying of Lot 49′

In the second half of the book, Oedipa really takes this mail conspiracy to a new extreme. At first, she thinks she has a lead with a group of people bar hopping, but then discovers that they have nothing to … Continue reading

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The Crying of Lot 49

I remember reading an excerpt of this novel for Contemporary Fiction a couple years ago, and although I do not remember what we discussed about I do remember that I was confused by the whole thing. And after a second … Continue reading

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