Eat Your Vegetables: "The Crying of Lot 49" (Pynchon, 1966)

Each week in Eat Your Vegetables, Jonathan Sircy shares the benefit and appeal of some of the culture’s more inaccessible or intimidating artifacts.Cultural Vegetable of the Week: Thomas Pynchon’s The Crying of Lot 49 (1966) Vegetable Equivalent: An onion, mostly because it is multi-layered, but also because it might make you cry (but only from laughter) Nutritional Value: Witnessing the birth, development, and decay of an obsession Recommended Serving Size: As much as you can in as little time … [Read more...]