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The Crying of Lot 49 - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5 Summary

Oedipa decides to drive to Berkeley to find the source text for Driblette's play, and investigate how John Nefastis picks up his mail. On the way she misses the exit for Kinneret, and so doesn't visit home. She arrives at a German Baroque hotel in the Berkeley hills which is unusually quiet as it is hosting a meeting of the California Chapter of the American Deaf-Mute Assembly. Her room contains a reproduction of a Remedios Varo painting. Exhausted from her trip, she sleeps, dreaming Mucho is making love to her on a beach unlike California. She wakes sitting up, exhausted.

Forced to go from the publisher to a warehouse in Oakland to find Plays of Ford, Webster, Tourneur and Wharfinger, she finally opens the volume to find the line about Trystero replaced by another referring to the lusts of Angelo. A note refers...

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