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Terrorism, media, and the ethics of fiction : transatlantic perspectives on Don Delillo

Author: Philipp Schweighauser; Peter Schneck
Publisher: New York : Continuum, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In his novel Mao II, Don DeLillo lets his protagonist say, "Years ago I used to think it was possible for a novelist to alter the inner life of the culture. Now bomb-makers and gunmen have taken that territory. They make raids on human consciousness." DeLillo suggests that while the collective imagination of the past was guided by the creative order of narrative fictions, our contemporary fantasies and anxieties are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Conference proceedings
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Terrorism, media, and the ethics of fiction.
New York : Continuum, ©2010
(OCoLC)535494707
Named Person: Don DeLillo; Don DeLillo
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Philipp Schweighauser; Peter Schneck
ISBN: 9781441113733 1441113738
OCLC Number: 679689766
Notes: Conference proceedings held at the University of Osnabruck from April 25-27, 2008.
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 255 pages) : illustrations
Contents: ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; INTRODUCTION: THE AMERICAN AND THE EUROPEAN DELILLO; PART 1: MEMORY WORK AFTER 9/11; PART 2: WRITERS, TERRORISTS, AND THE MASSES; PART 3: DON DELILLO AND JOHAN GRIMONPREZ; PART 4: DEATHWARD AND OTHER PLOTS; PART 5: THE ETHICS OF FICTION; PART 6: CODA; CONTRIBUTORS; INDEX.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Schneck and Philipp Schweighauser.

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Looks at the role of media, terrorism and literature in Don DeLillo's fiction. Bringing together DeLillo scholars in Europe and in the US, this book focuses on DeLillo to position his work in a  Read more...

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