30 - switch from the silliest comedy to a profound beauty...

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American literature notes 20:00 The Crying of Lot 49 Gained reputation that was almost completely out of proportion to its little size Epitome of post modern American literature One problem with this is that there really aren’t any people in it, you become accustomed to knowing people in the “realistic” novel The great achievement of modernity in the novel was the development of character Medieval literature: characters are what they wear and what they do Another problem: problem of tone You expect a novel to have a certain tone (comic novel, tragic novel, etc.) you cannot maintain any of those tones, what is the tone? Unclear doesn’t maintain consistent tone, even for a single paragraph
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Unformatted text preview: switch from the silliest comedy to a profound beauty within the length of just a few sentences it takes the form of a puzzle, or a quest questing character is female finding the truth she has the quest presented to her (Romantic quest) in a way that she doesnt want it her life is all about exemption, its all about being sealed its about not having to deal with those things or people you dont want to have contact with, life of elegance and safety quest: former lovers will the more arbitrary the quest object, the more concentrated you become on the quest itself it will certainly tell you, who you are 20:00 20:00...
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