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The Crying of Lot 49
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Spermatikos Logos Resources

Review & Synopsis – The Quail’s comments on Lot 49. From the “Works” page.

Offsite Resources

Thomas Pynchon Wiki: The Crying of Lot 49 – an ever-growing wiki guide.

SparkNotes on The Crying of Lot 49 – Kyle Hawkins’ online notes and commentary to Lot 49; part of the SparkNotes guides for students.

Lot 49 Cover Art – Scans of various Lot 49 covers. From the HyperArts site.

The Pomona College Lot 49 Page– This small page is a re-creation of Lot 49 with a few amusing illustrations.

Lot 49 stamps “discovered” – Was the underground postal system described in Lot 49 fictional or real? Hmm..... (From F.I.R.E., a site devoted to ficticious postage stamps.)

More on stamps – Images of some real stamps and supporting quotes from Lot 49. (From F.I.R.E., a site devoted to ficticious postage stamps.)

Papers

Pynchon, JFK and the CIA: Magic Eye Views of The Crying of Lot 49
Hollander, Charles
One of the best papers ever written on Lot 49. From Pynchon Notes 40-41, spring-fall 1997. Hollander’s view of Lot 49 as a “scathing...look behind the political events and historical figurations that led America into the mess that was the mid-sixties.” Online at Vheissu.

Plotting the Structure of a Conspiracy: Analysis of the Signs in Thomas Pynchon’s Crying of Lot 49
Castro, Benilda
This undergrad thesis brings a semiotic analysis to Pynchpn’s second novel.

The Paradox of Truth, the Truth of Entropy
Dutta, Anandita

Reviews

Embattled Underground
Poirier, Richard
From the May 1, 1966 New York Times, this is a very insightful review from the chairman of the English Department of Rutgers University.

Books

The Crying of Lot 49
Thomas Pynchon / Library Binding / Published 1997
Our Price: $23.07

The Crying of Lot 49 (Perennial Classics)
Thomas Pynchon / Paperback / Published 1999
Our Price: $9.60

A Companion to the Crying of Lot 49
J. Kerry Grant / Paperback / Published 1994
Our Price: $10.36

New Essays on the Crying of Lot 49 (The American Novel)
Patrick O’Donnell(Editor) / Hardcover / Published 1992
Our Price: $32.95

Beyond And Beneath The Mantle: On Thomas Pynchon’s the Crying Of Lot 49.(Costerus NS 68)
Georgiana M. M. Colvile / Paperback / Published 1988
Our Price: $20.00


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