03.04: The Crying of Lot 49 In which we continue our analysis of The Crying of Lot 49…with our analysis of The Courier’s Tragedy. The Courier’s Tragedy is a Pynchon-invented play within the novel modeled on the revenge tragedies of seventeenth century England. It’s wildly violent and hugely entertaining…but what’s the point? How might it work within the […]
03.02: The Crying of Lot 49 In which we move on to chapter 2 of The Crying of Lot 49. Oedipa heads to San Narciso to begin her executing Inverarity’s will, runs into a not-quite-British-Invasion band called the Paranoids, and has something of a remarkable tryst with a actor-turned-lawyer named Metzger. If you’re not sure what to […]
03.01: The Crying of Lot 49 In which we kick-off Season Three with chapter one of Thomas Pynchon’s The Crying of Lot 49…and with two new panelists!