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Don DeLillo

The Possibility of Fiction

By Peter Boxall

Routledge – 2004 – 258 pages

Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

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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.

Contents

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

Author Bio

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.

Name: Don DeLillo: The Possibility of Fiction (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Peter Boxall. 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...
Categories: Novel, American & Canadian Literature, 20th Century Literature