The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon
Who turned paranoia into a literary style? The term itself possesses a distinguished cultural pedigree, going back to the ancient Greek dramatists, who used it to describe the affair of Oedipus and Jocasta as well as the mindset of Orestes after he murders his mother Clytemnestra. But paranoia didn't take center stage in literature until the first half …
Keep reading with a 7-day free trial
Subscribe to The Honest Broker to keep reading this post and get 7 days of free access to the full post archives.