Unravelling The Threads of Enigma: Entropy, Maxwell's Demon, and Communication in 'The Crying of Lot 49

Document Type : Original Article


Department of English Language and Literature, Urmia University, Urmia, Iran


In Thomas Pynchon's novel "The Crying of Lot 49," the concepts of entropy and Maxwell's demon play a significant role in understanding the underlying themes and narrative structure. These concepts are intertwined with the exploration of information theory, paranoia, communication and loneliness, and the elusive nature of truth.