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Annual Bibliography of

Literary Criticism on Don DeLillo, 2003

Compiled by Philip Nel.

Last revised 11 October 2004.

Abel, Marco. "Don DeLillo's 'In the Ruins of the Future': Literature, Images, and the Rhetoric of Seeing 9/11." PMLA 118.5 (Oct. 2003): 1236-50.

Burn, Stephen. "DeLillo, Don. (1936 - )." Literary Encyclopedia. Ed. Robert Clark. 2003. <>.

---. "Generational Succession and a Possible Source for the Title of David Foster Wallace's The Broom of the System." Notes on Contemporary Literature 33.2 (Mar. 2003): 9-11.

Halliday, Iain. "Beyond Immigration: Don DeLillo's Displaced Persons from Americana (1971) to Underworld (1997)." America Today: Highways and Labyrinths. Ed. Gigliola Nocera. Siracusa, Italy: Grafia, 2003. 363-70.

Lentricchia, Frank and Jody McAuliffe. Crimes of Art + Terror. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003. Chapter 2, "Literary Terrorists," is mostly about Mao II. 18-40.

Lindner, Christoph. "Shop Till You Drop: Retail Therapy in DeLillo's White Noise." Fictions of Commodity Culture: From the Victorian to the Postmodern. Aldershot, Hampshire, and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2003. 137-167.

McCallum, E. L. "Contamination's Germinations." Perversion and the Social Relation. Eds. Molly Anne Rothenberg, Dennis Foster, and Slavoj Zizek. Durham, England: Duke UP, 2003. 187-209.

Orr, Leonard. Don DeLillo's White Noise: A Reader's Guide. New York and London: Continuum Publishing, 2003.

Pepetone, Gregory G. Gothic Perspectives on the American Experience. New York: Peter Lang, 2003. 144-46. [Libra. Brief mentions of DeLillo also on 10, 170.]

Portelli, Alessandro. "We Do Not Tie It in Twine: Waste, Containment, History and Sin in Don DeLillo's Underworld." America Today: Highways and Labyrinths. Ed. Gigliola Nocera. Siracusa, Italy: Grafia, 2003. 592-609.

Russo, John Paul. "Technology and the Mediterranean in DeLillo's Underworld." America and the Mediterranean: Proceedings of the Sixteenth Biennial International Conference. Ed. Massimo Bacigalupo and Pierangelo Castagneto. Turin: Otto Editore, 2003. 187-196.

Tanenbaum, Laura. "The Sex Bomb: Sexual Politics and the Historical Novel in the Postwar United States" The Cold War as a Global Conflict. International Center for Advanced Studies, New York University. 2002-2003. <> Note: This is a pdf file.


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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