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The Crying of Lot 49 (Paperback)

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'The Hero's Return' from Pink Floyd's 'The Final Cut' encapsulates every one of my favorite tropes of the Roger Waters/post-Barrett era in just 2 minutes 43 seconds.  A great intro for folks that only know them as a concept album or songs-the-length-of-side-B band.  'Lot 49' is Pynchon's 'Hero's Return'.  A g(re)ateway to an artist that some find a little intimidating.  Granted, no one ever did a laser show based on Pynchon's works, but I'd be first in line with a posse, so someone get on that.

— Ian

'The Hero's Return' from Pink Floyd's 'The Final Cut' encapsulates every one of my favorite tropes of the Roger Waters/post-Barrett era in just 2 minutes 43 seconds.  A great intro for folks that only know them as a concept album or songs-the-length-of-side-B band.  'Lot 49' is Pynchon's 'Hero's Return'.  A g(re)ateway to an artist that some find a little intimidating.  Granted, no one ever did a laser show based on Pynchon's works, but I'd be first in line with a posse, so someone get on that.

— From Ian McCord

Description


Thomas Pynchon's classic post-modern satire, which tells the wonderfully unusual story of Oedipa Maas, first published in 1965.

When her ex-lover, wealthy real-estate tycoon Pierce Inverarity dies and designates her the co-executor of his estate, California housewife Oedipa Mass is thrust into a paranoid mystery of metaphors, symbols, and the United States Postal Service. Traveling across Southern California, she meets some extremely interesting characters, and attains a not-inconsiderable amount of self-knowledge.

About the Author


Thomas Pynchon was born in 1937. His books include V, Gravity's Rainbow, Vineland, Mason & Dixon, Against the Day, Inherent Vice, and Bleeding Edge.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060913076
ISBN-10: 006091307X
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: October 17th, 2006
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: Perennial Fiction Library