Let Down Your Hair Mrs. Maas. Interpreting: The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon

V.B.M. Lemmergaard

Studenteropgave: Speciale


The purpose of the thesis has been to rethink Pynchon's novella The Crying of Lot 49 from 1966; to transform it from its current status as postmodernist novel into a postmodern adaptation of the old well known fairy tale Rapunzel.

UddannelserEngelsk, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato24 aug. 2012


  • Postmodernism, Freudian, Rapunzel, fairytale, Puritans, Psychopomp, platypus, paranoia, palimpsest, ontology, Oedipus Rex, nineteensixtysix, names, meta-text, Maxwell's Demon, magic, LSD, Logos, liminality, information theory, ineffable, inchoative, circulus vitiosus, Hieroglyphic Word, epistemology Epileptic Word, entropy, Egyptian, death, concept of the two worlds, communication, Christian Rosencreutz, chemical wedding, Buddhism, Bardo Thödol, America, alchemy, Bishop Berkeley, Remedios Varo, ressurection, rites of passage, ritual sacra, simulacra, solipsism, symmetry, sysygy, Trystero, unlimited semiosis, inchoative