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Maybe you’ve been assigned Pynchon’s The Crying of Lot 49 in class, or maybe you are reading it for fun. Either way, I take it that you’re now searching for information to help you interpret or analyze The Crying of Lot 49. This blog aims to help.

I have 25 years of studying Pynchon’s books to share with you. I began as a graduate student studying Pynchon under one of the editors of Pynchon Notes, a literary journal focused on Pynchon. I’ve read the novels, reviewed dozens of scholarly articles and books, and even written a master’s thesis on Lot 49.

Posts on the blog provide analysis and interpretations about Pynchon’s The Crying of Lot 49. They examine the usual: style, characters, themes, plot, …. They also relate Pynchon’s Lot 49 to his other works, postmodernist theory, and to our twenty-first century America.

Thanks for visiting Lot 49, a blog about Thomas Pynchon’s The Crying of Lot 49. I hope you enjoy Pynchon’s short masterpiece, and I hope you’ll share your ideas and analysis of Lot 49 with us.

You can contact me at barribeaur@gtc.edu with any questions about this blog. If you’re ready, check out the most recent post.