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 ...

New Essays on the Crying of Lot 49 2003, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521381635

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New Essays on the Crying of Lot 49 2001, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England

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