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New Essays on The Crying of Lot 49 : AMERICAN NOVEL - Patrick O'Donnell

New Essays on The Crying of Lot 49

AMERICAN NOVEL

By: Patrick O'Donnell (Editor)

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Published: 25th May 1992
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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.

Series editor+s preface
Introduction
Borges and Pynchon: the tenuous symmetries of art
Toward the schizo-text: paranoia as semiotic regime in The Crying of Lot
+Hushing sick transmissions+: disrupting story in The Crying of Lot
+A metaphor of od knew how many parts+: the engine that drives The Crying of Lot
A re-cognition of her errand into the wilderness
Selected bibliography
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ISBN: 9780521388337
ISBN-10: 0521388333
Series: AMERICAN NOVEL
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 188
Published: 25th May 1992
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.23