Pynchon Wiki: The Crying of Lot 49
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This is the newly created Wiki for Thomas Pynchon's The Crying of Lot 49. Besides using the Alphabetical Index and the page-by-page annotation, you can also take a look at The Crying of Lot 49 covers, read the reviews, or provide insights or observations.
How to Use this Wiki
There are two major ways to use this wiki. The first is the The Crying of Lot 49 Alphabetical Index, used to keep track of the myriad characters, real and imagined, as well as events, arcana, and lots of other stuff. The second is the Spoiler-Free Annotations by Page, which allows the reader to look up and contribute allusions and references while reading the book, in a convenient and spoiler-free manner. These two sections are so far almost entirely different, but we're working on integrating them.
Apart from those, it's up to you.
Alphabetical IndexInformation on the characters, events, and everything else in The Crying of Lot 49, organized alphabetically:
Page by Page Annotations
An alternate form of commentary on the text. The guiding principle of these annotations is to remain spoiler-free, so that readers can follow along without the fear that later parts of the book will be revealed.
Note: This is temporarily using the Perennial Fiction Library 1986, 1990 pagination. There are so many freakin editions of the book, but feel free to add alternate paginations in here.
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