Review of: The Self-Reflective Art of Don DeLillo by Graley Herren

Hadfield, Claire (2020) Review of: The Self-Reflective Art of Don DeLillo by Graley Herren. C21 Literature: Journal of 21st-Century Writings, 8 (1). ISSN 2045-5224

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The status and significance of Don DeLillo as a meditative and critical commentator on the literary and political landscape of modern US society cannot be underestimated. The novelist has spent fifty years exploring and shaping the creative vanguard of US culture. From the Kennedy assassination in Libra (1988) to the rise and fall of dotcoms in Cosmopolis (2003) via the bitingly satirical White Noise (1985), DeLillo’s is an essential critical voice whose commentaries and observations both reflect and shape the zeitgeist. DeLillo’s oeuvre has a particular focus on the creative process; many of his characters are both artistic creators themselves and/or are spectators of others’ creative output, and it is to this particular facet of DeLillo’s fictional body of work that Graley Herren applies his own critical lens.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: visual art, US literature, self-reflexivity, metafiction, DeLillo
Depositing User: Ms Raisa Burton
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2020 14:37
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2020 14:37

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