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    "It sure as hell looked like war": terrorism and the Cold War in Thomas Pynchon's Against the Day and Don DeLillo's Underworld

    Eve, Martin Paul (2013) "It sure as hell looked like war": terrorism and the Cold War in Thomas Pynchon's Against the Day and Don DeLillo's Underworld. In: Kolbuszewska, Z. (ed.) Thomas Pynchon and the (de)vices of global (post)modernity. Studies in Literature and Culture 8. Lublin, Poland: Wydawnictwo KUL / John Paul II Catholic University Press. ISBN 9788377026106.

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    Abstract

    This piece explores, necessarily briefly, the conceptions of terrorism in two novels that stand separated by the calamitous events of September 11th, 2001: Pynchon's Against the Day and Don DeLillo's Underworld, with special focus upon the genesis of these depictions in Cold War politics. While there are cases to be made for many geographico-historical connections in both Pynchon's and DeLillo's work ? for instance, Sam Thomas has recently highlighted the Balkans ? the Cold War presents a locus of economics, religion and terror that is to be found at few other points.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > English and Humanities
    Research Centre: Contemporary Literature, Centre for
    Depositing User: Martin Paul Eve
    Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2015 12:08
    Last Modified: 07 Dec 2016 15:37
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/12211

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