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ENG 112: The Crying of Lot 49

This Research Guide lists library resources for finding information related to the book: The Crying of Lot 49

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  • counterculture
  • "American modernity" AND counterculture
  • paranoia
  • conspiracy
  • "breakdown of communication"
  • "underground groups" AND "the crying of lot 49"

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  • Pynchon AND postmodernism
  • counterculture OR "protest movement"

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  • "fringe culture"
  • "cultural chaos"
  • "political turbulence"

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  • "drug culture, subversion, "social welfare", 1960s OR nineteen-sixties

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  • soc* will find society, sociology, social, etc.

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