The Crying of Lot 49

The Crying of Lot 49

Author: Thomas Pynchon

Publisher: Penguin

Published: 2012-06-13

Total Pages: 167

ISBN-13: 1101594608

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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

A Companion to The Crying of Lot 49

Author: J. Kerry Grant

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

Published: 2008

Total Pages: 209

ISBN-13: 0820332089

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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.


Inherent Vice

Inherent Vice

Author: Thomas Pynchon

Publisher: Penguin

Published: 2012-06-13

Total Pages: 431

ISBN-13: 1101594675

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Part noir, part psychedelic romp, all Thomas Pynchon—Private eye Doc Sportello surfaces, occasionally, out of a marijuana haze to watch the end of an era In this lively yarn, Thomas Pynchon, working in an unaccustomed genre that is at once exciting and accessible, provides a classic illustration of the principle that if you can remember the sixties, you weren't there. It's been a while since Doc Sportello has seen his ex- girlfriend. Suddenly she shows up with a story about a plot to kidnap a billionaire land developer whom she just happens to be in love with. It's the tail end of the psychedelic sixties in L.A., and Doc knows that "love" is another of those words going around at the moment, like "trip" or "groovy," except that this one usually leads to trouble. Undeniably one of the most influential writers at work today, Pynchon has penned another unforgettable book.


New Essays on The Crying of Lot 49

New Essays on The Crying of Lot 49

Author: Patrick O'Donnell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Published: 1991

Total Pages: 186

ISBN-13: 0521381630

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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.


Slow Learner

Slow Learner

Author: Thomas Pynchon

Publisher: Penguin

Published: 2012-06-13

Total Pages: 153

ISBN-13: 1101594616

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"An exhilarating spectacle of greatness discovering its powers." - New Republic "Funny and wise enough to charm the gravity from a rainbow...All five of the pieces have unusual narrative vigor and inventiveness." - New York Times Compiling five short stories originally written between 1959 and 1964, Slow Learner showcases Thomas Pynchon’s writing before the publication of his first novel V. The stories compiled here are “The Small Rain,” “Low-lands,” “Entropy,” “Under the Rose,” and “The Secret Integration,” along with an introduction by Pynchon himself that Time magazine calls his "first public gesture toward autobiography."


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

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

Author: Thomas Schaub

Publisher: Approaches to Teaching World L

Published: 2008

Total Pages: 220

ISBN-13:

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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.


The Cambridge Introduction to the Novel

The Cambridge Introduction to the Novel

Author: Marina MacKay

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Published: 2010-11-25

Total Pages: 229

ISBN-13: 1139493574

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Beginning its life as the sensational entertainment of the eighteenth century, the novel has become the major literary genre of modern times. Drawing on hundreds of examples of famous novels from all over the world, Marina MacKay explores the essential aspects of the novel and its history: where novels came from and why we read them; how we think about their styles and techniques, their people, plots, places, and politics. Between the main chapters are longer readings of individual works, from Don Quixote to Midnight's Children. A glossary of key terms and a guide to further reading are included, making this an ideal accompaniment to introductory courses on the novel.


The Satirist

The Satirist

Author: Dan Geddes

Publisher:

Published: 2012-12-02

Total Pages: 192

ISBN-13: 9789081999700

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"Enjoy this hilarious collection of satires, reviews, news, poems, and short stories from The Satirist: America's Most Critical Journal."--P. [4] of cover.


Gravity's Rainbow

Gravity's Rainbow

Author: Thomas Pynchon

Publisher: Penguin

Published: 2012-06-13

Total Pages: 768

ISBN-13: 1101594659

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Winner of the 1974 National Book Award “A screaming comes across the sky. . .” A few months after the Germans’ secret V-2 rocket bombs begin falling on London, British Intelligence discovers that a map of the city pinpointing the sexual conquests of one Lieutenant Tyrone Slothrop, U.S. Army, corresponds identically to a map showing the V-2 impact sites. The implications of this discovery will launch Slothrop on an amazing journey across war-torn Europe, fleeing an international cabal of military-industrial superpowers, in search of the mysterious Rocket 00000, through a wildly comic extravaganza that has been hailed in The New Republic as “the most profound and accomplished American novel since the end of World War II.”


Simulacrum within Pynchon’s "The Crying of Lot 49"

Simulacrum within Pynchon’s

Author: Dominika Oliver

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

Published: 2013-04-08

Total Pages: 4

ISBN-13: 3656402744

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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.