Iuli on “cybernetic aesthetics” in CoL49

Transatlantic Sixties (2013):

“In his first novel, The Crying of Lot 49 (1966), trope of entropy, a crucial concept in Shannon’s Mathematical Theory of Communication and in Second Order cybernetics, provides the ground for questioning theories of communication, meaning production and actualization, and technologies of memory” (Iuli 246)

Ehem…The Crying of Lot 49 was not Pynchon’s first novel (that would be V.), and this book proves literary critics often don’t know what the hell they’re talking about…Surprise!

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