The Resource The crying of lot 49

The crying of lot 49

Label
The crying of lot 49
Title
The crying of lot 49
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is considered a postmodernist novel. The protagonist is a woman named Oedipa Maas who, when the novel begins, learns that her former boyfriend, the wealthy Pierce Inverarity, has died and designated her to be the executor of his enormous estate. Inverarity's assets include vast stretches of property, a significant stamp collection, and many shares in an aerospace corporation called Yoyodyne. As Oedipa goes through her late boyfriend's will, aided by a lawyer named Metzger who works for Inverarity's law firm, she learns about a series of secret societies and strange groups of people involved in a sort of renegade postal system called Tristero. [She leaves her husband and heads for Southern California.] She starts seeing ubiquitous cryptic diagrams of a simple horn, a symbol with a seemingly infinite number of meanings. Every clue she uncovers about Tristero and the horn leads haphazardly to another, like a brainstorm, or a free association of ideas. --A.J. at Amazon.com
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pynchon, Thomas
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PZ4.P997
  • PS3566.Y55
LC item number
Cr
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Administration of estates
  • Married women
  • Administration of estates
  • Married women
  • California
  • California
Label
The crying of lot 49
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A portion of this novel was first published in Esquire magazine under the title: The world (this one), the flesh (Mrs. Oedipa Maas), and the testament of Pierce Inverarity. Another portion has appeared in Cavalier."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed..
Extent
183 pages
Isbn
9780397004188
Lccn
66012340
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1374466
Label
The crying of lot 49
Publication
Note
"A portion of this novel was first published in Esquire magazine under the title: The world (this one), the flesh (Mrs. Oedipa Maas), and the testament of Pierce Inverarity. Another portion has appeared in Cavalier."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed..
Extent
183 pages
Isbn
9780397004188
Lccn
66012340
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1374466

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