The Crying of Lot 49

parallels between the novel The Crying of Lot 49 and the modern world

Thomas Pynchon -The Crying of Lot 49

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Many parallels exist throughout the novel, both in the examples given and the ideas behind them. For example, the consumerist attitude of the main character with her credit cards and shopping clearly mirror a modern world. Also the concept of waste parallels our modern consumption.