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Beyond Grief and Nothing: A Reading of Don Delillo
by Joseph Dewey
In the closing decade of the twentieth century, Don DeLillo emerged from the privileged status of a writer's writer to become by any measure-productivity, influence, scope, gravitas-the dominant novelist of fin de millennium America. With a series of landmark titles beginning in 1982 with The Names and continuing with White Noise and Underworld, DeLillo defined himself as ...more
Hardcover, 172 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by University of South Carolina Press
(first published 2006)
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This was a book worth reading. I liked how the author explains DeLillo's novels and it surely helped me understand DeLillo better. It is not too long (which is a good thing). You get ideas on the general themes of each novel and this is helpful ( for/before) reading the novels. I am saddened that some parts are spoiled for a couple of novels, but that's ok. I expected it
Good, compact overview of DeLillo's work. A good job at a daunting task, difficult work, and a large volume of it. Argues successfully overarching themes across multiple works within a time frame, and a 3 phase model to categorize these themes. Also, an evolutionary leap forward from phase to phase. Help's fans of DeLillo (are there anyone else?) get a handle on the work.