New Essays on The Crying of Lot 49

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The background, critical reception, and literary qualities of a significant work reflecting the American social and political quests of the '50s and '60s is appraised in this collection of essays.
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Overview

The background, critical reception, and literary qualities of a significant work reflecting the American social and political quests of the '50s and '60s is appraised in this collection of essays.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521381635
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2003
  • Series: American Novel Series
  • Pages: 188
  • Product dimensions: 12.52 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Table of Contents

Series editor's preface; 1. Introduction Patrick O'Donnell; 2. Borges and Pynchon: the tenuous symmetries of art Debra A. Castillo; 3. Toward the schizo-text: paranoia as semiotic regime in The Crying of Lot John Johnston; 4. 'Hushing sick transmissions': disrupting story in The Crying of Lot Bernard Duyfhuizen; 5. 'A metaphor of od knew how many parts': the engine that drives The Crying of Lot N. Katherine Hayles; 6. A re-cognition of her errand into the wilderness Pierre-Yves Petillon; Selected bibliography.

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