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Hite, Molly. Ideas of Order in the Novels of Thomas Pynchon. Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press, 1983.
'The Crying of Lot 49' is a somewhat sad post-noir burlesque that concerns itself with a weird global postal conspiracy. Generally, a pretty interesting read. I read it for my task with