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  • The American Writer as Bad Citizen / Frank Lentricchia 1

    "Opposites," Chapter 10 of Ratner's Star / Don DeLillo 7

    "An Outsider in This Society": An Interview with Don DeLillo / Anthony DeCurtis 43

    How to Read Don DeLillo / Daniel Aaron 67

    Clinging to the Rock: A Novelist's Choices in the New Mediocracy / Hal Crowther 83

    Postmodern Romance: Don DeLillo and the Age of Conspiracy / Joahn A. McClure 99

    Some Speculations on Don DeLillo and the Cinematic Real / Eugene Goodheart 117

    The Product: Bucky Wunderlick, Rock 'n Roll, and Don DeLillo's Great Jones Street / Anthony DeCurtis 131

    Don DeLillo's Perfect Starry Night / Charles Molesworth 143

    Alphabetic Pleasures: The Names / Dennis A. Foster 157

    The Last Things Before the Last: Notes on White Noise / John Frow 175

    Libra as Postmodern Critique / Frank Lentricchia 193

    List of Don DeLillo's Novels 216

    Notes on Contributors 217

    Index 219
  • Frank Lentricchia

    Don DeLillo

    Anthony DeCurtis

    Daniel Aaron

    Hal Crowther

    Charles Molesworth

    Dennis A. Foster

    John Frow

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    If you want to find out what a rock critic, a syndicated columnist, and scholars of American literature have to say about one of America’s most important contemporary novelists, turn to Introducing Don DeLillo. Placing the author’s work in a cultural context, this is the first book-length collection on DeLillo, adding considerably to the emerging critical discourse on his work.
    Diversity is the key to this striking assemblage of cultural criticism edited by Frank Lentricchia. Special features include an expanded version of the Rolling Stone interview with the author (“An Outsider in this Society”) and the extraordinary tenth chapter of DeLillo’s Ratner’s Star. Accessibly written and entertaining, the collection will be of great interest to both students and scholars of contemporary American literature as well as to general readers interested in DeLillo’s work.

    Contributors. Frank Lentricchia, Anthony Decurtis, Daniel Aaron, Hal Crowther, John A. McClure, Eugene Goodheart, Charles Molesworth, Dennis A. Foster, and John Frow

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