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“The Wasteland Quest”: Cityscapes of Memory in Postmodern Fiction
“The Wasteland Quest”: Cityscapes of Memory in Postmodern Fiction

Author(s): Monica Spiridon
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Editura Alfa
Keywords: Thomas Pynchon; flâneur; postmodern metropolis; The Crying of Lot 49

Summary/Abstract: My study tracks down a cluster of key metaphors of urban reading which also function as figures of memory in Thomas Pynchon’s novel the Crying of Lot 49. It also follows the early European memory as reenacted in different ways in the postmodern metropolis of Los Angeles and interpreted by Pynchon’s inquisitive characters (some of them writers, directors and actors).

  • Issue Year: IX/2013
  • Issue No: 1 (17)
  • Page Range: 201-207
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: English