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Oedipa and the Cristeros

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Edward Mendelson

Columbia University
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[Credit where credit is due: I first heard about the cristeros from a French professor of English, whose name I neglected to write down, at a seminar on Pynchon in Paris in 1985. If he reads this note, I hope he will claim priority. I read about them a few years later in Ronald G. Walker's notes to his 1983 Penguin English Library edition of D. H. Lawrence's Plumed Serpent. Walker points out that Lawrence took the cristeros as the model for the fictional Knights of Cortéz in that novel.]
How to Cite: Mendelson, E., (1993). Oedipa and the Cristeros. Pynchon Notes. (32-33), pp.186–187. DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/pn.223
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