New PDF release: Don DeLillo, Jean Baudrillard, and the Consumer Conundrum

By Marc Schuster

ISBN-10: 1604975040

ISBN-13: 9781604975048

because the e-book of his first novel, Americana, in 1971, Don DeLillo has been considered as a preeminent determine of yankee letters. one of the extra well known topics the writer considers all through his oeuvre is that of consumerism, a subject that's both necessary to the works of French social theorist Jean Baudrillard. even though many critics have glossed the affinities among DeLillo and Baudrillard, this is often the 1st book-length examine to discover the connection among the yank writer and the French theorist. Bringing DeLillo and Baudrillard into discussion with one another, this well timed quantity proffers a worldly theoretical framework for knowing the works of either figures, investigates the connection among artistic endeavors and acts of terror, and examines the possibility of the person to outlive within the face of the dehumanizing, market-driven forces that dominate the postmodern international. This publication might be a worthy addition to collections in American literature, sociology, serious thought, politics, and philosophy. "This thorough and considerate studying of either writers not just recognizes their affinities but in addition exhaustively explores the ways that their writings tell and light up every one other." - Dr. Ruth Helyer, college of Teesside (UK)

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