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Crying lot  16:00 The cult of Thomas Pynchon Top five living American writers Intensely private RADIOHEAD Graffiti How to read this book Enjoy it Tapestry with threads of images and textual echoes Lakes Paranoia Narcissist Sexual reproduction Concepts that have momentum Monopoly  Resistance to monopoly Read ahead and reflect back About discerning meaning behind randomness of events Supposed to be disoriented while reading the book Supposed to feel like edema
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Possible patterns Possible meanings Puns, history, mythology Serious and deep questions Politics, religion, economic, literary interoperation   “Projection” and “paranoia” Rorschach blot and “projection: we provide the meaning significance, order of what we  see Paranoia: the conviction that seemingly random or chaotic events are symposiums of  some malevolent design or plot Is paranoia rational or irrational? Is see everything as a design better or worse than  seeing no projections at all “That’s what would come to haunt her the most perhaps: the way it fatted logically  together. As if. The was revelation in progress all around her OEDIPUS: myth Middle solver Detective Finding knowledge Sense of buffering of life Not in the world around her Insulated Sealed form world around her Empty; spiritually
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Crying lot day 3 16:00 Entropy: the measure of the disorder or randomness of a system Thermodynamics: 2 nd  law in a closed system entropy always increases Energy and matter tend to a inert and uniformed state As entropy increases the universe and all closed system in the universe tend naturally to  deteriorate and lose their distinctiveness, to move …from a state of organizational and  differentiation in which distinctions and forms exist, to a state of randomness and  sameness Coffee wont become hot on its own Pool balls wont go back to triangle Cultural metaphor What is the significance of Maxwell’s demon for the crying of lot 49? 48,49 Pynchon  uses entropy as a metaphor for a social and political tendency Reversing entropy invention Sorting molecules into two chambers Demon reestablishes differentiation Reverse homogeny Reverses sameness America the closed system culturally, political, economically more homogeneous,  conformist and stagnate Entropy is increasing 13 14 differences between cities are invisible on first glance
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Crying lot day 3 16:00 16 landscape lost variety 5 unvarying gray sickness grey America needs regeneration  Infusion of alternativeness Intellectual, economic vitality Trystero Resists homogeneous Thriving in the WASTE mail system
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