Introducing Don DeLillo

Introducing Don DeLillo

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Duke University Press Books

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Introducing Don DeLillo

Introducing Don DeLillo is the first book-length collection of essays on Don DeLillo, including as well the extraordinary tenth chapter of Ratner's Star and an interview with the author.What is characteristic about DeLillo's books, aside from their contemporary subjects, is their irredeemably heterogeneous texture; they are montages of tones, styles, and voices that have the effect of yoking together terror and wild humor as the essential tone of contemporary America.

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ISBN-13: 9780822311447
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Publication date: 01/11/1991
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 221
Product dimensions: 5.88(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

The American Writer as Bad Citizen / Frank Lentricchia 1

"Opposites," Chapter 10 of Ratner's Star / Don DeLillo 7

"An Outsider in This Society": An Interview with Don DeLillo / Anthony DeCurtis 43

How to Read Don DeLillo / Daniel Aaron 67

Clinging to the Rock: A Novelist's Choices in the New Mediocracy / Hal Crowther 83

Postmodern Romance: Don DeLillo and the Age of Conspiracy / Joahn A. McClure 99

Some Speculations on Don DeLillo and the Cinematic Real / Eugene Goodheart 117

The Product: Bucky Wunderlick, Rock 'n Roll, and Don DeLillo's Great Jones Street / Anthony DeCurtis 131

Don DeLillo's Perfect Starry Night / Charles Molesworth 143

Alphabetic Pleasures: The Names / Dennis A. Foster 157

The Last Things Before the Last: Notes on White Noise / John Frow 175

Libra as Postmodern Critique / Frank Lentricchia 193

List of Don DeLillo's Novels 216

Notes on Contributors 217

Index 219

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