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The Crying Of Lot 49
Philadelphia: Lippincott. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1966. 1st; 1st. Cloth. Publisher's 1/4 yellow cloth; dust jacket, unclipped with , price of $39.5. Light rubbing to spine panel tips with tiny closed tear to foot. " novella by Thomas Pynchon, first published in 1966. The shortest of Pynchon's novels, it is about a woman, Oedipa Maas, possibly unearthing the centuries-old conflict between two mail distribution companies, Thurn und Taxis and the Trystero (or Tristero). The former actually existed and was the first firm to distribute postal mail; the latter is Pynchon's invention. The novel is often classified as a notable example of postmodern fiction. Time included the novel in its "TIME 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005" [Wikipedia]. DJ in Brodart/ The novel follows Oedipa Maas, a California housewife who becomes entangled in a convoluted historical mystery, when her ex-lover dies having named her as the co-executor of his estate. The catalyst of Oedipa's adventure is a set of stamps that may have been used by a secret underground postal delivery service, the Trystero (or Tristero). Contents clean. .
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