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Annual Bibliography of

Literary Criticism on Don DeLillo, 1999

Compiled by Philip Nel.

Last revised 5 November 2008.

Barrett, Laura. "'Here, But Also There': Subjectivity and Postmodern Space in Mao II." Modern Fiction Studies 45.3 (1999): 788-810 <>. (Available to subscribers of ProjectMuse.)

Blom, Mattias Bolkéus. Stories of Old: The Imagined West and the Crisis of Historical Symbology in the 1970s. Uppsala, Sweeden: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 1999. 107-35 [Americana].

Born, Daniel. "Sacred Noise in Don DeLillo's Fiction." Literature and Theology: An International Journal of Theory, Criticism and Culture 13.3 (Sept. 1999): 211-21.

Bull, Jeoffrey S. " 'What about a problem that doesn't have a solution?' Stone's A Flag for Sunrise, DeLillo's Mao II, and the Politics of Political Fiction." Critique 40 (1999): 215-29.

Butterfield, Bradley. "Baudrillard's Primitivism & White Noise: 'The only avant-garde we've got.'" Undercurrents 7 (Spring 1999). <>.

Carter, Steven. "The Rites of Memory: Orwell, Pynchon, DeLillo, and the American Millenium." Prospero: Rivista di culture anglo germaniche 6 (1999): 5-21.

Castle, Robert. "DeLillo's Underworld: Everything that Descends Must Converge." Undercurrents 7 (Spring 1999). <>.

Clippinger, David. "Material Encoding and Libidinal Exchange: The Capital Culture Underneath Don Delillo's Underworld." Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses 39 (1999): 79-91.

Cochoy, Nathalie. "L'écrit de souffrance: The Names, de Don DeLillo." Annales du CRAA, Vol. 24, Emprunts, empreintes dans la fiction nord-américaine. Pessac: Maison des Sciences de l'Homme d'Aquitaine, 1999. 141-152.

Cowart, David. "'More Advanced the Deeper We Dig': Ratner's Star." Modern Fiction Studies 45.3 (1999): 600-20 <>. (Available to subscribers of ProjectMuse.)

Deardorff, Donald L. II. "Dancing in the End Zone: DeLillo, Men's Studies, and the Quest for Linguistic Healing." Journal of Men's Studies: A Scholarly Journal about Men and Masculinities 8.1 (Fall 1999): 73-82.

Duvall, John N. "Introduction: From Valparaiso to Jerusalem: DeLillo and the Moment of Canonization." Modern Fiction Studies 45.3 (1999): 559-68 <>. (Available to subscribers of ProjectMuse.)

Eid, Haidar. "Beyond Baudrillard's Simulacral Postmodern World: White Noise." Undercurrents 7 (Spring 1999). <>.

Engles, Tim. "'Who Are You, Literally?': Fantasies of the White Self in White Noise." Modern Fiction Studies 45.3 (1999): 755-87 <>. (Available to subscribers of ProjectMuse.)

Fernandes, Gisele Manganelli. "A 'Viagem' Espacio-Temporal pelo Romance Historico: Os Casos de Lincoln e Libra" ["The 'trip' into space and time in the historical novel: the cases of Lincoln and Libra"]. Revista de Letras 39 (1999): 125-46.

---. "Criticism of America in Great Jones Street." Crop 4/5 (1999): 187-95.

Green, Jeremy. "Disaster Footage: Spectacles of Violence in Don DeLillo." Modern Fiction Studies 45.3 (1999): 571-99 <>. (Available to subscribers of ProjectMuse.)

Helyer, Ruth. "Refuse Heaped Many Stories High: Delillo, Dirt and Disorder." Modern Fiction Studies 45.4 (1999): 987-1006 <>. (Available to subscribers of ProjectMuse.)

Kavadlo, Jesse. "Celebration & Annihilation: The Balance of Underworld." Undercurrents 7 (Spring 1999). <>.

Knight, Peter. "Everything Is Connected: Underworld's Secret History of Paranoia." Modern Fiction Studies 45.3 (1999): 811-36 <>. (Available to subscribers of ProjectMuse.)

Little, Jonathan. "Ironic Mysticism in Don DeLillo's Ratner's Star." Papers on Language and Literature 35.3 (Summer 1999): 301-332.

McMinn, Robert. "Don DeLillo's The Names: An Alphabetic Intrigue." Henry Street: A Graduate Review of Literary Studies 8.2(Fall 1999): 59-77.

Nel, Philip. "'A Small Incisive Shock': Modern Forms, Postmodern Politics, and the Role of the Avant-Garde in Underworld." Modern Fiction Studies 45.3 (1999): 724-752 <>. (Available to subscribers of ProjectMuse.)

Oybo, Mattis. "Et bilde av Don DeLillo: Samtaler og bekjennelser." Vinduet 53.2 (1999): 70-75.

Osteen, Mark. "Becoming Incorporated: Spectacular Authorship and DeLillo's Mao II." Modern Fiction Studies 45.3 (1999): 643-74 <>. (Available to subscribers of ProjectMuse.)

Parrish, Timothy L. "From Hoover's FBI to Eisenstein's Unterwelt: DeLillo Directs the Postmodern Novel." Modern Fiction Studies 45.3 (1999): 696-723 <>. (Available to subscribers of ProjectMuse.)

Pincott, Jennifer. "The Inner Workings: Technoscience, Self, and Society in DeLillo's Underworld." Undercurrents 7 (Spring 1999). <>.

Rasula, Jed. "Textual Indigence in the Archive." Postmodern Culture 9.3 (May 1999). <> [Underworld; Libra, briefly].

Reeve, N. H. "Oswald Our Contemporary: Don DeLillo's Libra." An Introduction to Contemporary Fiction: International Writing in English since 1970. Ed. Rod Mengham. Cambridge, England: Polity, 1999. 135-49.

Rettberg, Scott. "American Simulacra: Don DeLillo's Fiction in Light of Postmodernism." Undercurrents 7 (Spring 1999). <>. Rpt. of "American Simulacra: Don DeLillo's Fiction in Light of Some Aspects of Postmodernism." 1996. <>.

Simmons, Ryan. "What Is a Terrorist? Contemporary Authorship, the Unabomber, and DeLillo's Mao II." Modern Fiction Studies 45.3 (1999): 675-95 <>. (Available to subscribers of ProjectMuse.)

Walker, Joseph S. "Criminality, the Real, and the Story of America: The Case of Don DeLillo." The Centennial Review 43.3 (Fall 1999): 433-466.

Willman, Skip. "Art After Dealey Plaza: DeLillo's Libra." Modern Fiction Studies 45.3 (1999): 621-40 <>. (Available to subscribers of ProjectMuse.)

Wood, James. "Against Paranoia: The Case of Don Delillo." The Broken Estate: Essays on Literature and Belief. London: Jonathan Cape, 1999. 213-226. [An expanded version of "Black Noise," Wood's dismissive review of Underworld in The New Republic Nov.10 (1997).]

Zimmerman, Lee. "Public and Potential Space: Winnicott, Ellison, and DeLillo." Centennial Review 43.3 (Fall 1999): 565-74. On White Noise and Invisible Man.


This page is a work in progress. Any other already-published works to add? Please send the full citation to Philip Nel, who will first verify it and then add it to the bibliography. Thank you.



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