In the introduction to this volume, Frank Lentricchia provides an overview of the critical reception of the novel and examines in its context other works by Don DeLillo. The other essays in the volume discuss DeLillo's view of family and divorce, Hitler's role in the 20th century, technology as a mortal threat, and postmodern America. This collection offers suggestive means by which to approach DeLillo's important contemporary work.
Series editor's preface; 1. Introduction Frank Lentricchia; 2. Whole families shopping at night! Thomas J. Ferranro; 3. 'Adolf, we hardly knew you' Paul A. Cantor; 4. Lust removed from nature Michael Valdez Moses; 5. Tales of the electronic tribe Frank Lentricchia; Notes on contributors; Bibliographical note.