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The Cambridge Companion to Don Delillo

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This companion charts the shape of DeLillo's career, his relation to 20th century aesthetics and his major themes. It also provides in depth assessments of his best known novels, 'White Noise', 'Libra', and 'Underworld'.
Paperback, 218 pages
Published July 1st 2008 by Cambridge University Press
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Paul JB
Some worthwhile essays mixed in with some filler - pretty much par for the course as far as the series goes. The introduction provides a nice overview of his work for those (such as myself) who can't profess a comprehensive knowledge. I thought the duo of essays discussing Delillo's modernism vs postmodernism were also very interesting, although I'm not sure if I wholly agree with how the definition of the latter was laid out. That said, I can accept that postmodernity as it appears in literatur ...more
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CONTENTS

Introduction: The power of history and the persistence of mystery

PART I. AESTHETIC and CULTURAL INFLUENCES

1. DeLillo and modernism
2. DeLillo, postmodernism, postmodernity

PART II. EARLY FICTION

3. DeLillo and media culture
4. DeLillo's apocalyptic satyres
5. DeLillo and the political thriller

PART III. MAJOR NOVELS

6. White Noise
7. Libra
8. Underworld


PART IV. THEMES and ISSUES

9. DeLillo and masculinity
10. DeLillo's Dedalian artist
11. DeLillo and the power of language
12. DeLillo a
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