Reading: The Rhetoric of Death in The Crying of Lot 49

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The Rhetoric of Death in The Crying of Lot 49

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Marie-Claude Profit

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A sentence from Pynchon's novel will define the scope of this paper. It appears on page 116 of the Bantam edition. One of the characters, Professor Bortz, is projecting for the heroine some slides he took secretly in the Vatican library. They are slides of engravings illustrating the pornographic version of Wharfinger's play, The Courier's Tragedy.
How to Cite: Profit, M.-C., (1982). The Rhetoric of Death in The Crying of Lot 49. Pynchon Notes. (10), pp.18–36. DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/pn.435
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Published on 01 Oct 1982.
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