1st Edition

Don DeLillo
The Possibility of Fiction

ISBN 9780415649094
Published June 28, 2012 by Routledge
272 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

One of the few available books of criticism on the topic, this monograph presents the fullest account to date of Don DeLillo's writing, situating his oeuvre within a wider analysis of the condition of contemporary fiction, and dealing with his entire work in relation to contemporary political and economic concerns for the fist time.

Providing a lucid and nuanced reading of DeLillo's ambivalent engagement with American and European culture, as well as with modernism and postmodernism, and globalization and terrorism, this fascinating volume interrogates the critical and aesthetic capacities of fiction in what is an age of global capitalism and US cultural imperialism.

Table of Contents

Part 1. The Seventies  Part 2. The Eighties  Part 3. The Nineties  Coda: Ground Zero

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Peter Boxall is a senior lecturer in English Literature at the University of Sussex. He has published widely on modernist and postmodernist literature, in Europe and the USA.