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  1. The Crying Lot of 49

    Hello, I just started reading The Crying Lot of 49 novella by Thomas Pynchon and wanted to see if anyone would like to start a thread of discussion tackling major themes and sharing your opinion about this read. Here is a brief synopses: e Crying of Lot 49 is a novella by Thomas Pynchon, first published in 1965. 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.