• "Too many goddamn echoes": historicizing the Iraq War in Don DeLillo's Point Omega

    Author(s):
    Martin Paul Eve (see profile)
    Date:
    2015
    Group(s):
    LLC 20th- and 21st-Century American
    Subject(s):
    American literature
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    cold war, don delillo, iraq war, terrorism
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6VP49
    Abstract:
    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.
    Metadata:
    Published as:
    Journal Article
    Pub. DOI:
    10.1017/S0021875814001303
    Publisher:
    Cambridge University Press
    Journal:
    Journal of American Studies
    Volume:
    49
    Issue:
    3
    Start Page:
    575
    End Page:
    592
    Status:
    Published
    License:
    All Rights Reserved

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