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    "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 (3), 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.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Research Centres and Institutes: Contemporary Literature, Centre for
    Depositing User: Martin Eve
    Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2015 08:10
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:36


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