This is a beautifully coherent collection of essays on DeLillo's three most important recent novels. It is also much more than that. The volume reflects on, tells us much about, and revises views of, DeLillo's entire oeuvre, American literature and culture broadly, modernist and postmodernist theory, and the other arts (including photography, performance art, film). Anyone with any interest in contemporary culture should know this book. Led by the level-setting eloquent and erudite Olster, the contributors comprise the most exciting scholars in American literary and cultural studies today. Fittingly for a volume on DeLillo, reading it you will never forget that these are people who can write. (J.D. Prosser, Reader in Humanities, School of English, University of Leeds, UK)
... readers should appreciate the series' clear purpose and excellent essays. The series is a welcome addition to scholarship. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. (Continuum Studies in Contemporary North American Fiction group review in CHOICE)
Don DeLillo is perhaps the most important novelist alive and this collection of essays and thoughts does much to elucidate why that is. (Catholic Herald)
This collection reads less like an anthology than a cohesive examination of DeLillo's recent work, creating intellectual momentum where essays anticipate and reinforce each other as ideas echo across texts ... This results in a collection greater than the sum of its parts. (Mike Miley English Studies
A collection of original, stimulating interpretations of key texts by Don DeLillo, designed for students and edited and written by leading scholars in the field.