"Too many goddamn echoes": historicizing the Iraq War in Don DeLillo's Point Omega
Eve, Martin Paul (2015) "Too many goddamn echoes": historicizing the Iraq War in Don DeLillo's Point Omega. Journal of American Studies 49 (03), pp. 575-592. ISSN 0021-8758.
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This piece provides a detailed engagement with Don DeLillo's depiction of the 2003 Iraq war in his latest novel, Point Omega. Framed through both formal aesthetic signposting of the interrelations between modernist and postmodernist practice and also through explicit thematic comparison between the conflicts, I trace DeLillo's treatment of Iraq in Point Omega back to his earlier writing on the Cold War in Underworld and focus upon the ways in which this comparative historical metaphor can be read with particular emphasis upon its implications for the nation state.
|School:||Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > English and Humanities|
|Research Centre:||Contemporary Literature, Centre for|
|Depositing User:||Martin Paul Eve|
|Date Deposited:||06 Jul 2015 08:10|
|Last Modified:||07 Dec 2016 15:36|
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