Category Archive: Postmodern Literature

Sep 09

First Sentence of The Crying of Lot 49

Paraphrase: Upon her return from a Tupperware party with disappointing fondue with too much kirsch, Mrs. Oedipa Maas heard that Pierce Inverarity, an ex-boyfriend who had once been a Real Estate mogul in California, had designated her as the executor of his large will. Oedipa Maas’ name, introduced nearly immediately in the first sentence of …

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