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The Crying of Lot 49
This section serves as a repository for information about The Crying of Lot 49. If anyone would like to add something, please email us!

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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.)


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


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.


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