The Cambridge Companion to Don Delillo eBook ☆

The Cambridge Companion to Don Delillo ❰PDF❯ ✪ The Cambridge Companion to Don Delillo Author John N. Duvall – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk With the publication of his seminal novel White Noise, Don DeLillo was elevated into the pantheon of great American writers His novels are admired and studied for their narrative technique, political With the publication of his seminal Companion to Epub Û novel White Noise, Don DeLillo was elevated into the pantheon of great American writers His novels are admired and studied The Cambridge ePUB í for their narrative technique, political themes, and their prophetic commentary on the cultural crises affecting contemporary America In an age dominated by the image, DeLillo s fiction Cambridge Companion to Epub à encourages the reader to think historically about such matters as the Cold War, the assassination of President Kennedy, threats to the environment, and terrorism This Companion charts the shape of DeLillo s career, his relation to twentieth century aesthetics, and his major themes It also provides in depth assessments of his best known novels, White Noise, Libra, and Underworld, which have become required reading not only for students of American literature, but for all interested in the history and the future of American culture.


10 thoughts on “The Cambridge Companion to Don Delillo

  1. Ted Gibbs Ted Gibbs says:

    Good stuff


  2. Paul JB Paul JB says:

    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 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 literature is substantively different to how it tends to be approached in other disciplines, and there was a welcome effort by the author to avoid sinking back into the natural ambiguity of the term.On the other side of the scale, the essay on masculinity was conspicuously shallow, and amounted at times to littlethan a survey of Delillo s male characters In other words, less of a discussion of masculinity in Delillo than a transposition of the study of masculinity or a rather superficial version thereof onto Delillo And I find it hard to envisage anyone sufficiently interested in the topic to read the essay who won t already be familiar with the arguments advanced.Still, always nice to find litcrit on contemporary authors, and there s plenty of interest for the selective reader Obviously not a lot of use regarding his most recent work given the publication date of the book, but Cosmopolis Falling Man don t go without a mention IIRC


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