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Literary Criticism on Don DeLillo

Compiled by Mark Osteen, 10 June 1999

Last revised by Karim Daanoune and Philip Nel, 12 Aug. 2012

This bibliography draws upon the research of other DeLillo bibliographies, especially: Joseph S. Walker, "Don Delillo: A Selected Bibliography," Modern Fiction Studies 45.3 (1999), pp. 837-51; Tom LeClair, "Bibliography," In the Loop: Don DeLillo and the Systems Novel (University of Illinois Press, 1987), pp. 237-40; Paula Bryant, "Don DeLillo: An Annotated Bibliographic and Critical Secondary Bibliography," Bulletin of Bibliography 45.3 (1986), pp. 208-12.

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Adelman, Gary. Sorrow's Rigging: The Novels of Cormac McCarthy, Don DeLillo, and Robert Stone. McGill-Queens University Press, 2012.

Beier, Carsten. Postmoderner Realismus: Zum Romanwerk Don DeLillos. Berlin: Logos Verlag, 2006.

Bloom, Harold, ed. Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations: Don DeLillo's White Noise. New York: Chelsea House, 2002.

---. Bloom's Modern Critical Views: Don DeLillo. New York: Chelsea House, 2003.

Critical Views on The Names

Bosworth, David. "Stasis." 23-25.

Bryant, Paula. "Language Obsession in the Novel." 26-28.

Morris, Matthew J. "The Violence of Reading." 29-31.

Foster, Dennis A. "The Prelinguistic Texture of Words." 32-33.

McClure, John A. "The Final Fragment of the Novel." 34-35.

Carmichael, Thomas. "Belatedness and Self-Reflexiveness." 36-38.

Moss, Maria. "The Murderous Power of Language." 39-41.

Critical views on Mao II

Green, Jeremy. "Public and Private Space in the Novel." 48-49.

Bizzini, Sylvia Caporale. "Bill Gray's Loss of Identity." 50-51.

Begley, Adam. "Bill Gray's Ironic Disappearance." 52-54.

Simmons, Ryan. "The Common Ground Between Bill Gray and the Unabomber." 55-57.

Osteen, Mark. "The Novel's Digitally Processed Characters." 58-60.

Moran, Joe. "The Culture Value of the Reclusive Author." 61-63.

Karnicky, Jeffrey. "The Similarities Between the Novel and Andy Warhol's Art." 64-66.

Critical views on Libra

Lentricchia, Frank. "The Novel's Double Narrative." 74-75.

Civello, Paul. "Nicholas Branch as a Parody of Emile Zola's Experimental Novelist." 76-78.

Ickstadt, Heinz. "The Theatricalization of Experience." 79-82.

Johnston, John. "The Invention of Oswald." 83-84.

Thomas, Glen. "The Fragmentary Nature of History." 85-86.

Willman, Skip. "Oswald's Alienation in a Consumer Culture." 87-88.

Courtwright, David T. "DeLillo as Nomothetic Historian." 89-91.

Hutchinson, Stuart. "Characters Living in Isolation." 92-94.

Critical views on White Noise

Messmer, Michael W. "The Blurring of the Real and the Fake." 103-104.

Frow, John. "The Construction of Typicality in the Novel." 105-106.

Reeve, N. H. and Richard Kerridge. "Wilder's Uncontaminated Trust." 107-109.

Deitering, Cynthia. "Toxic Consciousness in the Novel." 110-112.

Peyser, Thomas. "The Shadow of Globalization in a Domestic, White Novel." 113-115.

Phillips, Dana. "The Novel as 'Postmodern Pastoral.'" 116-118.

Engles, Tim. "Racialized Perception in the Novel." 119-121.

Muirhead, Marion. "The Novel's Narrative Loops." 122-124.

Critical views on Underworld

Remnick, David. "John Cheever's Influence on DeLillo." 131-132.

Wolcott, James. "DeLillo's Portrayal of Lenny Bruce." 133-134.

Tanner, Tony. "Waste and the Epiphanic Moment." 135-137.

Green, Jeremy. "Two Kinds of Visual Culture in the Novel." 138-139.

Knight, Peter. "The Novel as History of Paranoia." 140-141.

Kavadlo, Jesse. "The Aesthetics of Waste in the Novel." 142-144.

Boxall, Peter. Don DeLillo: The Possibility of Fiction. Routledge, 2006.

Chodat, Robert. Worldly Acts and Sentient Things: The Persistence of Agency from Stein to DeLillo. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 2008.

Cowart, David. Don DeLillo: The Physics of Language. University of Georgia Press, 2002. Second edition (paperback) with Cosmopolis chapter, 2003.

Dewey, Joseph. Beyond Grief and Nothing: A Reading of Don DeLillo. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 2006.

Dewey, Joseph, Steven G. Kellman, and Irving Malin, eds. Under/Words: Perspectives on Don DeLillo's Underworld. University of Delaware Press, 2002. Contents:

Dewey, J. "What Beauty, What Power: Speculations of the Third Edgar."

Yetter, David. "Subjectifying the Objective: Underworld as Mutable Narrative."

McMinn, Robert. "Underworld: Sin and Atonement."

Cowart, David. "Shall These Bones Live?"

Kellman, Steven. "DeLillo's Logogenetic Underworld."

Parrish, Timothy. "DeLillo and Pynchon."

Ostrowski, Carol. "Underworld and Mason & Dixon: Conspiratorial Jesuits."

Greiner, Donald. "DeLillo, John Updike, and the Sustaining Power of Myth."

Gass, Joanne. "Nick Shay and Nick Carrway: The Myth of the American Adam."

Gleason, Paul. "DeLillo and T. S. Eliot: Redemption of America's Atomic Waste Land."

Fitzpatrick, Kathleen. "The Unmaking of History: Baseball, the Cold War, and Underworld."

Myers, Thomas. "Underworld; or How I stopped Worrying and Learned to Live the Bomb: DeLillo and Kubrick."

Nadel, Ira. "The Baltimore Cathchism: or Comedy in Underworld."

DiPietro, Thomas, ed. Conversations with Don DeLillo. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 2005.

Duvall, John N., ed. The Cambridge Companion to Don DeLillo. Cambridge UP, 2008.

Duvall, John N., "Introduction: The power of history and the persistence of mystery." 1-10.

Nel, Philip. "DeLillo and modernism." 13-26.

Knight, Peter. "DeLillo, postmodernism, postmodernity." 27-40.

Boxall, Peter. "DeLillo and media culture." 43-52.

Dewey, Joseph. "DeLillo's apocalyptic satires." 53-65.

Engles, Tim. "DeLillo and the political thriller." 66-76.

Olster, Stacey. "White Noise." 79-93.

Green, Jeremy. "Libra." 94-107.

O'Donnell, Patrick. "Underworld." 108-121.

Helyer, Ruth. "DeLillo and masculinity." 125-136.

Osteen, Mark. "DeLillo's Dedalian artists." 137-150.

Cowart, David. "DeLillo and the power of language." 151-165.

McClure, John A. "DeLillo and mystery." 166-178.

Conte, Joseph M. "Conclusion: Writing amid the ruins: 9/11 and Cosmopolis." 179-192.

Duvall, John. Don DeLillo's Underworld: A Reader's Guide. New York and London: Continuum Publishing, 2002.

Ebbeson, Jeffrey. Postmodernism and Its Others: The Fiction of Ishmael Reed, Kathy Acker, and Don DeLillo. New York and London: Routledge 2006.

Engles, Tim, and John N. Duvall, eds. Approaches to Teaching DeLillo's White Noise. New York: The Modern Language Association of America, 2006. In addition to the editors' Preface (1-2), Materials (5-19), Approaches (13-18), the volume includes the following essays:

Fuller, Randall. "White Noise and American Cultural Studies." 19-26.

Scanlan, Margaret. "'Hijacked Jet Crashes into White House: Teaching White Noise after September 11." 27-38.

Young, Paul. "No One Sees the Camps: Hitler and Humor in White Noise." 39-49.

Mackenzie, Louisa. "An Ecocritical Approach to Teaching White Noise." 50-62.

Engles, Tim. "Connecting White Noise to Critical Whiteness Studies." 63-72.

Melley, Timothy. "Technology, Rationality, Modernity: An Approach to White Noise." 73-83.

LeBesco, Kathleen. "White Noise as Wake-Up Call: Teaching DeLillo as Media Skeptic." 84-93.

Schweighauser, Philipp. "White Noise and the Web." 94-102.

Britt, Theron. "White Noise and the American Novel." 103-15.

Duvall, John N. "White Noise, Postmodernism, and Postmodernity." 116-25.

Billy, Ted. "White Noise, Materialism, and the American Literature Survey." 126-34.

Bérubé, Michael. "Plot Summary: Motives and Narrative Mechanics in Underworld and White Noise." 135-43.

Eaton, Mark A. "Inventing Hope: The Question of Belief in White Noise and Mao II." 144-57.

Soltan, Margaret. "Loyalty to Reality: White Noise, Great Jones Street, and The Names." 158-68.

Blakesley, David. "A Burkean Reading of White Noise." 169-79.

Nel, Philip. "Homicidal Men and Full-Figured Women: Gender in White Noise." 180-91.

Osteen, Mark. "'The Natural Language of the Culture': Exploring Commodities Through White Noise." 192-203.

Wee, Valerie, and John Whalen-Bridge. "White Noise as Disaster Movie." 204-13.

Giaimo, Paul. Appreciating Don DeLillo: The Moral Force of a Writer's Work. Santa Barbara: Praeger Publishers Inc, 2011.

Green-Lewis, Jennifer, and Margaret Soltan. Teaching Beauty in DeLillo, Woolf, and Merrill. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.

Halldorson, Stephanie S. The Hero in Contemporary American Fiction: The Works of Saul Bellow and Don DeLillo. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.

Hantke, Steffen. Conspiracy and Paranoia in Contemporary American Fiction: The Works of Don DeLillo and Joseph McElroy. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 1994.

Happe, François. Don DeLillo: la fiction contre les systèmes. collection Voix amériacines. Paris: Belin, 2000.

---, ed. Profils Américains N°16. Don DeLillo. Montpellier: Université Paul Valéry – Montpellier 3, 2004.

Happe, François. “Introduction ‘Working against the age’ : L’œuvre majestueuse de Don DeLillo.” 7–34.

Cochoy, Nathalie. “Du rock au rap : New York dans Great Jones Street.” 35–57

Sammarcelli, Françoise. “Surdétermination et incertitude : lecture de Ratner’s Star.” 59–77.

Happe, François. “Running Dog ou le ballet des masques.” 79–106.

Schweighauser, Philipp. “‘Sound all around’: Sonic Mysticism and Accoustic Ecology in White Noise.” 107–121.

Vallas, Sophie. “Marguerite, Marina, Beryl et les autres: les femmes du president, les femes de l’assassin dans Libra.” 123–141.

Tréguer, Florian. “Mao II ou l’expansion du neutre.” 143–163.

Pellegrin, Jean-Yves. “Problématiques de la voix dans Underworld.” 165–184.

Fitzpatrick, Kathleen. “Performing Don DeLillo: Theatricality, Subjectivity, and the Borders of Genre.” 185–215.

Smith, Aaron. “Lire les listes de DeLillo.” 217–235.

Happe, François. “Don DeLillo Bibliographie.” 237–270.

Kavadlo, Jesse. Don DeLillo: Balance at the Edge of Belief. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2004.

Keesey, Douglas. Don DeLillo. Twayne's United States Authors Series. New York: Twayne, 1993. Solid, informative overview of DeLillo's career. Best chapters are those on Americana, Ratner's Star, Mao II.

Kessel, Tyler, H. Reading Landscape in American Literature: The Outside in the Fiction of Don DeLillo. Cambria Press, 2011

Laist, Randy. Technology and Postmodern Subjectivity in Don DeLillo's Novels. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2010.

LeClair, Tom. In the Loop: Don DeLillo and the Systems Novel. Urbana and Chicago: U of Illinois P, 1987. Insightful, at times brilliant analysis of DeLillo's novels through White Noise. Although focusing on depicting DeLillo as a "systems novelist," LeClair also makes a convincing case for the novelist's importance. Contains the first serious analysis of Americana and Ratner's Star; the discussion of The Names is a highlight. Still an indispensable resource for DeLillo scholars.

Lentricchia, Frank, ed. Introducing Don DeLillo. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 1991. Reprint of a special issue of South Atlantic Quarterly (89.2 [Spring 1990]) on DeLillo. First-rate collection of essays on DeLillo from a variety of critical viewpoints, covering most of the novels through Libra. Its usefulness for students and scholars is slightly mitigated by the absence of footnotes. Contents:

Lentricchia, "The American Writer as Bad Citizen--Introducing Don DeLillo." 1-6.

DeLillo, Don. "Opposites," Chapter 10 of Ratner's Star. 7-42.

DeCurtis, Anthony. " 'An Outsider in This Society': An Interview with Don DeLillo." [Longer version of Rolling Stone interview, cited above.] 43-66.

Aaron, Daniel. "How to Read Don DeLillo." 67-81.

Crowther, Hal. "Clinging to the Rock: A Novelist's Choices in the New Mediocracy." 83-98.

McClure, John A. "Postmodern Romance: Don DeLillo and the Age of Conspiracy." 99-115.

Goodheart, Eugene. "Speculations on Don DeLillo and the Cinematic Real." 117-30.

DeCurtis. "The Product: Bucky Wunderlick, Rock 'n Roll, and Don DeLillo's Great Jones Street." 131-41.

Molesworth, Charles. "Don DeLillo's Perfect Starry Night." [on Ratner's Star]. 143-56.

Foster, Dennis A. "Alphabetic Pleasures: The Names." 157-73.

Frow, John. "The Last Things Before the Last: Notes on White Noise." 175-91.

Lentricchia, Frank. "Libra as Postmodern Critique." 193-215.

---, ed. New Essays on White Noise. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge UP, 1991. Contents:

Lentricchia, "Introduction." 1-14.

Ferraro, Thomas J. "Whole Families Shopping at Night!". 15-38. Discusses the depiction of Gladney family and shows how in shopping and supermarkets "consumer capitalism brilliantly exploits the need for strengthening family bonds that it has itself, in part, destroyed" (36).

Cantor, Paul A. " 'Adolf, We Hardly Knew You.' " 39-62. Wittily analyzes DeLillo's treatment of Hitler in both White Noise and his earlier fiction.

Moses, Michael Valdez. "Lust Removed from Nature." 63-86. Reading White Noise in tandem with Heidegger, Moses discusses the relationship between technology and nature in the novel.

Lentricchia. "Tales of the Electronic Tribe." 87-113. Focuses on Jack Gladney as first-person narrator and protagonist as a "human collage of styles," both literary and pop-cultural (109).

Martín-Salvan, Paula. Don DeLillo. Tropologías de la Postmodernidad. Córdoba: Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Córdoba, 2009.

Martucci, Elise. The Environmental Unconscious in the Fiction of Don DeLillo. London: Routledge, 2007.

Olster, Stacey, ed. Don DeLillo: Mao II, Underworld, Falling Man. Continuum Publishing Corporation, 2011

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

Osteen, Mark. American Magic and Dread: Don DeLillo's Dialogue with Culture. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2000.

Ruppersburg, Hugh, and Tim Engles, editors. Critical Essays on Don DeLillo. New York: G. K. Hall, 2000. Contents:

Lehmann-Haupt, Christopher. "Old Story, Fresh Language" [Review of Americana]. 31-33.

Algren, Nelson. "A Waugh in Shoulder Padding" [Review of End Zone]. 34-36.

O'Hara, J.D. "Your Number Is Up" [Review of Ratner's Star]. 37-38.

Koch, Stephen. "End Game" [Review of Players]. 39-41.

O'Hara, J.D. "A Pro's Puckish Prose" [Review of Amazons]. 42-44.

Bosworth, David. "The Fiction of Don DeLillo" [Review of The Names]. 45-50.

Johnson, Diane. "Conspirators" [Review of White Noise]. 51-55.

Will, George F. "Shallow Look at the Mind of an Assassin" [Review of Libra]. 56-57.

Cain, William E. "Making Meaningful Worlds: Self and History in Libra" [Review of Libra]. 58-69.

Menand, Louis. "Market Report" [Review of Mao II]. 70-75.

Dirda, Michael. "The Blast Felt Around the World" [Review of Underworld]. 76-82.

Cowart, David. "For Whom Bell Tolls: Don DeLillo's Americana." 83-96.

LeClair, Thomas. "Deconstructing the Logos: Don DeLillo's End Zone." 97-114.

Allen, Glen Scott. "The End of Pynchon's Rainbow: Postmodern Terror and Paranoia in DeLillo's Ratner's Star." 115-134.

Osteen, Mark. "Marketing Obsession: The Fascinations of Running Dog." 135-56.

Bryant, Paula. "Discussing the Untellable: Don DeLillo's The Names." 157-70.

Engles, Tim. "'Who are you, literally?': Fantasies of the White Self in Don DeLillo's White Noise." 171-95.

Wilcox, Leonard. "Baudrillard, DeLillo's White Noise, and the end of Heroic Narrative." 196-212.

Millard, Bill. "The Fable of the Ants: Myopic Interactions in DeLillo's Libra." 213-28.

Mott, Christopher M. "Libra and the Subject of History." 229-44.

Bizzini, Silvia Caporale. "Can the Intellectual Still Speak? The Example of Don DeLillo's Mao II." 245-57.

Duvall, John N. "Excavating the Underworld of Race and Waste in Cold War History: Baseball, Aesthetics, and Ideology." 258-81.

Knight, Peter. "Everything Is Connected: Underworld's Secret History of Paranoia." 282-301.

Saltzman, Arthur. "Awful Symmetries in Don DeLillo's Underworld." 302-16.

Schuster, Marc. Don DeLillo, Jean Baudrillard, and the Consumer Conundrum. Youngstown, NY: Cambria Press, 2008.

Schneck, Peter and Schweighauser, Philipp, eds. Terrorism, Media, and the Ethics of Fiction: Transatlantic Perspectives on Don DeLillo. Continuum Publishing Corporation, 2010.

Sozalan, A-zden. The American Nightmare: Don DeLillo's Falling Man and Cormac McCarthy's the Road. AuthorHouse, 2011.


Aldridge, John. The American Novel and the Way We Live Now. NY: Oxford UP, 1983. 53-59. [Players]

Amfreville, Marc. Ecrits en souffrance. Figures du trauma dans la littérature nord-américaine. Paris: Michel Houdiard Editeur, 2009.130–138. [Falling Man]

Amidon, Stephen. "Don DeLillo's White Noise." American Writers: Classics, Volume II, ed. Jay Parini. New York: Scribner's, 2004. 285-301.

Annesley, James. Fictions of Globalization. Consumption, the Market and the Contemporary American Novel. London: Continuum Literary Studies, 2006. 60–76 [Underworld].

Applen, J. D. "Examining the Discourse of the University: White Noise in the Composition Classroom." Miss Grundy Doesn't Teach Here Anymore. Ed. Diane Penrod. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook, Heinemann, 1997. 136-46.

Atwill, William D. Fire and Power: The American Space Program as Postmodern Narrative. Athens and London: U of Georgia P, 1994. 139-56 [Ratner's Star].

Begley, Adam. "DeLillo, Don." The Reader's Guide to Contemporary Authors. Ed. Laura Miller with Adam Begley. New York: Penguin Books, 2000. 111-13.

Benzon, Kiki. "Spatial Narrative, Historical Revision: Don DeLillo's Underworld." American Mirrors: (Self) Reflections and (Self) Distortions. Ed. Felisa López Liquete. Lejona, Spain: Basque Country University Press, 2005. 55-61.

Berman, Neil David. Playful Fictions and Fictional Players: Game, Sport, and Survival in Contemporary American Fiction. Port Washington, NY: Kennikat P, 1981. 47-71 [End Zone].

Bilton, Alan. "Don DeLillo." An Introduction to Contemporary American Fiction. New York: New York University Press, 2002. 17-50.

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].

Brooker, Peter. "Meet Me in Tompkins Square: Jay McInerney's Brightness Falls and Don DeLillo's Mao II." New York Fictions: Modernity, Postmodernism, and the New Modern. London & New York: Longman, 1996. 229-36. [Mao II].

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

Ceserani, Remo. "Due testi a confronto: Libra di Don DeLillo e L'editore di Nanni Balestrini." Riscrittura intertestualità transcodificazione: Atti del seminario di studi, eds. Emanuella Scarano and Donatella Diamanti. Pisa: Tipografia Editrice Pisana, 1991. 615-630.

ChÈnetier, Marc. Beyond Suspicion: New American Fiction Since 1960. Trans. Elizabeth A. Houlding. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 1996. Contains several brief passages discussing White Noise; see 130-32; 183-86.

Civello, Paul. American Literary Naturalism and Its Twentieth-Century Transformations: Frank Norris, Ernest Hemingway, Don DeLillo. Athens and London: U of Georgia P, 1994. 112-161 [End Zone; Libra].

---. "Don DeLillo." Dictionary of Literary Biography: American Novelists Since WWII. 5th Series. Ed. James R. Giles and Wanda H. Giles. Vol. 173. Detroit: Gale Research, 1996. 14-36.

Clippinger, David. "'Only Half Here': Don Delillo's Image of the Writer in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction." Literature and the Writer, ed. Michael J. Meyer. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Rodopi, 2004. 135-53.

Conte, Joseph. "Noise and Signal: Information Theory in Don DeLillo's White Noise." Design and Debris: A Chaotics of Postmodern American Fiction. University of Alabama Press, 2002. 112-139. See also the concluding chapter, "The Superabundance of Cyberspace: Postmodern Fiction in the Information Age," which addresses Underworld on pages 215-219.

Courtwright, David T. "Why Oswald Missed: Don DeLillo's Libra." Novel History: Historians and Novelists Confront America's Past (and Each Other). Ed. Mark C. Carnes. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 2001. 77-91.

Cowart, David. "Anxieties of Obsolescence: DeLillo's Cosmopolis." The Holodeck in the Garden: Science and Technology in Contemporary American Fiction, eds. Peter Freese and Charles B. Harris. Normal, IL: Dalkey Archive, 2004. 179-91.

Daniele, Daniela. "Don DeLillo: La storia in moviola." Scrittori e finzioni d' America: Incontri e cronache, 1989-99. Turin, Italy: Bollati Boringhieri, 2000. 103-22.

Day, Frank. "Don DeLillo." Dictionary of Literary Biography: American Novelists Since WWII. 2nd series. Ed. James E. Kibler, Jr. Vol. 6. Detroit: Gale Research, 1980. 74-78.

Deitering, Cynthia. "The Postnatural Novel: Toxic Consciousness in Fiction of the 1980s." The Ecocriticism Reader: Landmarks in Literary Ecology. Glotfelty, Cheryll, and Harold Fromm, eds. Athens, GA: U. of Georgia Press, 1996. 196-203. Reprint of Praxis 4 (1992): 29-36 [White Noise].

[Dempsey, Peter.] "DeLillo, Don: Novelist and Playwright (1936-)." Routledge Critical Dictionary of Postmodern Thought. Ed. Stuart Sim. London and New York: Routledge, 2001. 224-25.

Deneen, Patrick J.  “Hearing Tocqueville in DeLillo’s White Noise.”  Democracy’s Literature: Politics and Fiction in America.  Edited by Patrick J. Deneen and Joseph Romance.   Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2005: 207-234.

Dewey, Joseph. "The Eye Begins to See: The Apocalyptic Temper in the 1980s--William Gaddis and Don DeLillo." In a Dark Time: The Apocalyptic Temper in the American Novel of the Nuclear Age. W. Lafayette, IN: Purdue UP, 1990. 180-229. Praises White Noise for offering hope and reassurance in replacing the white noise of "language" by silence. Emphasizes the hopeful aspects of the ending.

Dillingham, Thomas F. "Don DeLillo." Beacham's Popular Fiction: 1950-Present. Edited by Walton Beacham. Vol. 1. Washington, DC: Beacham Publishing, 1986. 307-17 [End Zone, Great Jones Street, Running Dog, and White Noise].

Eaton, Mark. "Inventing Hope: The Question of Belief in Don DeLillo's Novels." The Gift of Story: Narrating Hope in a Postmodern World, ed. Emily Griesinger and Mark A. Eaton. Waco, TX: Baylor UP, 2006. 31-49. [White Noise, Mao II, Underworld.]

Frow, John. Marxism and Literary History. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1986. 139-47 [Running Dog].

---. Time and Commodity Culture. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997. 13-15, 23-36, 38-39, 45, 49, 59-61, 67-69, 79, 88-90. Revision of Frow article in Lentricchia, Introducing Don DeLillo, and reprinted in the Viking Critical Edition of White Noise, pages 420-34.

GardaphÈ, Fred L. "Don DeLillo's American Masquerade: Italianitý in a Minor Key." Italian Signs, American Streets: The Evolution of Italian American Narrative. Durham: Duke UP, 1996. 172-92. Only substantial discussion of early story "Take the 'A' Train"; also treats "Spaghetti and Meatballs," Americana.

Gauthier, Marni. "Better Living Through Westward Migration: Don DeLillo's Inversion of the American West as 'Virgin Land' in Underworld.'" Moving Stories: Migration and the American West, 1850-2000. Ed. Scott E. Casper. Nevada Humanities Committee. Halcyon Series 23. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 2001. 131-152.

Gordon, Avery. "Masquerading in the Postmodern." Cross Currents: Recent Trends in Humanities Research. E. Ann Kaplan and Michael Sprinker, Eds. London and New York: Verso, 1990. 65-82 [White Noise].

Grandjeat, Yves Charles. "Le Sense de la crise dans White Noise de Don DeLillo [The Sense of Crisis in Don DeLillo's White Noise]." Éclats de voix: Crises en représentation dans la littérature nord-américaine [Bursts of Voice: Crises in Representation in North American Literature]. Ed. Christine Raguet-Bouvart. La Rochelle, France: Rumeur des Ages, 1995. 73-83.

Gravel, Jean-Philippe. "Temps Ground Zero: Don DeLillo et la 'contre-narration' du 11 septembre dans Falling Man." Figura 24. Fictions et images du 11 septembre 2001, eds. Bertrand Gervais and Patrick Tillard. Montreal: University of Quebec, 2010. 87–99.

Griem, Julika. "Geschichten ohne Ende am Ende der Geschichte? Fernsehen als Medium historischen Erzahlens." Bildschirmfiktionen: Interferenzen zwischen Literatur und neuen Medien. Ed. Julika Griem. Tubingen, Germany: Narr, 1998. 141-64. On Libra and Bobbie Ann Mason's In Country.

Gupta, Suman. Globalization and Literature. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2009. 14–19, 23, 25, 39, 46, 50–52, 152–159 [Cosmopolis; Mao II].

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.

Haney, William S. II. "Don DeLillo's White Noise: The Aesthetics of Cyberspace." Culture and Consciousness: Literature Regained. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 2002. 136-55.

Hannemann, Dennis. “Global City Turns Local Street Theater: The Dynamics of Character and Setting in Don DeLillo’s Cosmopolis.” Territorial Terrors: Contested Spaces in Colonial and Postcolonial Writing. Ed. Gerhard Stilz. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2007. 295-310.

Happe, Francois. "Fiction vs. Power: The Postmodern American Sports Novel." Narrative Turns and Minor Genres in Postmodernism. D'haen, Theo, and Hans Bertens, eds. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1995. 157-75. Deals with End Zone.

Heffernan, Nick. "National Allegory and the Romance of Uneven Development: The Names." Capital, Class and Technology in Contemporary American Culture. London: Pluto Press, 2000. 179-204.

Heffernan, Teresa. "Can Apocalypse Be Post?" Postmodern Apocalypse: Theory and Cultural Practice at the End. Ed. Richard Dellamora. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 1995. 171- 81. Reads Jack Gladney's confrontation with death in the light of "nuclear criticism" as an attempt to move beyond apocalyptic narratives and meanings.

Heise, Ursula K. "Die Zeitlichkeit des Risikos im amerikanischen Roman der Postmoderne." Zeit und Roman: Zeiterfahrung im historischen Wandel und asthetischer Paradigmenwechsel vom sechzehnten Jahrhundert bis zur Postmoderne. Ed. Martin Middeke. Wurzburg, Germany: Konigshausen & Neumann, 2002. 373-94.

---. "Risk and Narrative at Love Canal" Literature and Linguistics: Approaches, Models, and Applications. Eds. Marion Gymnich, Ansgar Nunning, Vera Nunning. Trier, Germany : Wissenschaftlicher, 2002. 77-99 [White Noise].

Heller, Arno. "Simulacrum vs. Death: An American Dilemma in Don DeLillo's White Noise." Kraus, Elisabeth and Carolin Auer, eds., Simulacrum America: The USA and the Popular Media. (Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2000): 37-48.

Helyer, Ruth. "Taking Possession of Knowledge: The Masculine Academic in Don DeLillo's White Noise." Masculinities in Text and Teaching. Ed. Ben Knights. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. 205-219.

Howard, Gerald. "Slouching towards Grubnet: The Author in the Age of Publicity." Tolstoy's Dictaphone: Technology and the Muse. Ed. Sven Birkerts. St. Paul, MN: Graywolf, 1996. 16-27.

Hunt, Crosby. "'An offense against memory': the Buckner moment in Don DeLillo's Game 6." Baseball/literature/culture: essays, 2008-2009, eds. Ronald E. Kates and Warren Tormey.  Foreword by John N. McDaniel. Jefferson, NC; London: McFarland, 2010. 96–101.

Hutchinson, Stuart. "'Past the School Book Depository, through Dealey Plaza and beneath the Triple Underpass': Place in Don DeLillo's Fiction." Literature and Place 1800-2000, ed. Peter Brown and Michael Irwin. Oxford, England: Peter Lang, 2006. 167-78.

Ickstadt, Heinz. "Loose Ends and Patterns of Coincidence in Don DeLillo's Libra." Historiographic Metafiction in Modern American and Canadian Literature. Eds. Bernd Engler and Kurt Muller. Paderborn, Germany: Ferdinand Schningh, 1994. 299-312.

---. "The Narrative World of Don DeLillo." Faces of Fiction: Essays on American Literature and Culture from the Jacksonian Period to Postmodernity. Ed. Susanne Rohr and Sabine Sielke (Heidelberg: Tübingen, 2001): 375-392.

Johnson, Diane. "Terrorists as Moralists: Don DeLillo." Terrorists and Novelists. New York: Knopf, 1982. 105-110. [Players].

Johnston, John. "Fictions of the Culture Medium: The Novels of Don DeLillo." Information Multiplicity: American Fiction in the Age of Media Saturation. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1998. 165-205 [DeLillo's novels through Mao II].

---. "Representation and Multiplicity in Four Postmodern American Novels." Critical Essays on American Postmodernism. Ed. Stanley Trachtenberg. New York: Hall, 1995. 169-81 [Ratner's Star].

Keating, AnaLouise. "Reading 'Whiteness,' Unreading 'Race': (De)Racialized Reading Tactics in the Classroom." Reading Sites: Social Difference and Reader Response, ed. Patrocinio P. Schweickart and Elizabeth A. Flynn. New York, NY: Modern Language Association of America, 2004. 314-43.

Kerridge, Richard. "Small Rooms and the Ecosystem: Environmentalism and DeLillo's White Noise." Writing the Environment: Ecocriticism and Literature. Kerridge, Richard and Neil Sammells, eds. London, England: Zed, 1998.182-95 [White Noise].

Keskinen, Mikko. "The Ghost in the Tape Machine: Posthumous Voice and Residual Presence in Don DeLillo's The Body Artist."Audio Book: Essays on Sound Technologies in Narrative Fiction. Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, 2008. 93-119.

---. "Posthumous Voice and Residual Presence in Don DeLillo's The Body Artist." Novels of the Contemporary Extreme, eds. Alain-Philippe Durand and Naomi Mandel. London & New York: Continuum, 2006. 31-40 [The Body Artist].

Kolbuszewska, Zofia. The Purloined child: American Identity and Representations of Childhood in American Literature 1851-2000. Lublin: Wydawnictwo KUL, 2007. 170–184 [White Noise].

Knight, Peter. "Beyond the Cold War in Don DeLillo’s Mao II and Underworld."American Fiction of the 1990s: Reflections of History and Culture, ed. Jay Prosser. New York and London: Routledge, 2008. 193-205.

---. Conspiracy Culture: From the Kennedy Assassination to "The X-Files". London: Routledge, 2000. The chapter "Plotting the Kennedy Assassination," addresses Libra, and "Everything is Connected" discusses Underworld.

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.

Leps, Marie Christine. "Needing to Know, Ready to Go Either Way: On Agency in the Information Age." ICLA '91 Tokyo: The Force of Vision, III: Powers of Narration. Ed. Earl Miner, et al. Tokyo: International Comparative Literature Association, 1995. 326-33 [White Noise].

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.

Marks, John. "Underworld: The People are Missing." Deleuze and Literature, ed. Ian Buchanan and John Marks. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2000. 80-99.

Martín Salván, Paula. " The Rhetorics of Waste in Don DeLillo's Fiction." Figures of Belatedness: Postmodernist Fiction in English, ed. Javier Gascueña Gahete and Paula Martín Salván. Córdoba, Spain: Universidad de Córdoba, 2006. 201-23.

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 [White Noise].

McClure, John A. "Systems and Secrets: Don DeLillo's Postmodern Thrillers." Late Imperial Romance. London: Verso, 1994. 118-151 [Players, Running Dog, The Names, Libra, Mao II.]

Melley, Timothy. "Secret Agents." Empire of Conspiracy: The Culture of Paranoia in Postwar America. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 2000. 133-159 [Libra].

Millard, Kenneth. Contemporary American Fiction: An Introduction to American Fiction since 1970. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2000. Brief sections on White Noise (pp. 122-31), Mao II (131-38), Underworld (138-146) and End Zone (221-25).

Mitchell, David T. "Postmoderns, Puritans, and the Technology of the American Palimpsest." The Image of Technology in Literature, the Media, and Society. Ed. Will Wright and Steve Kaplan. Pueblo: Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imagery, U of Southern Colorado, 1994. 70-73. [Americana].

Moran, Joe. "Silence, Exile, Cunning and So On: Don DeLillo." Star Authors: Literary Celebrity in America. London and Sterling, Virginia: Pluto Press, 2000. 116-131.

Morley, Catherine. "Chapter Five: Don DeLillo’s Underworld as Recycled American Epic." The Quest for Epic in Contemporary American Fiction: John Updike, Philip Roth and Don DeLillo. London and New York: Routledge, 2009. 119-147.

Mottram, Eric. "The Real Needs of Man: Don DeLillo's Novels." The New American Writing: Essays on American Literature Since 1970. Ed. Graham Clarke. New York: St. Martin's, 1990. 51-98. Survey of DeLillo's novels through Libra.

Mullen, Bill. "No There There: Cultural Criticism as Lost Object in Don DeLillo's Players and Running Dog." Powerless Fictions? Ethics, Cultural Critique, and American Fiction in the Age of Postmodernism. Ed. Ricard Miguel Alfonso. Amsterdam & Atlanta: Rodopi, 1996. 113-39.

Nadeau, Robert. Readings from the New Book on Nature: Physics and Metaphysics in the Modern Novel. Amherst: U of Massachusetts P. 1981. 161-81 [The novels through Running Dog].

Nel, Philip. "'Amid the Undeniable Power of the Montage': Modern Forms, Postmodern Politics, and the Role of the Avant-Garde In Don DeLillo's Underworld." The Avant-Garde and American Postmodernity: Small Incisive Shocks. Jackson and London: University Press of Mississippi, 2002. 96-115.

---. "Underworld by Don DeLillo." Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction. Vol. 12. Ed. Mark W. Scott. Farmington Hills, MI: The Gale Group, 2000. 445-61.

O'Donnell, Patrick. Latent Destinies: Cultural Paranoia in Contemporary U.S. Narrative. Duke UP, 2000. The book devotes part of Chapter 1 ("Headshots") to Libra, and all of Chapter 5 ("Under History, Underworld") to Underworld.

O'Hagan, Andrew. "National Enquirer: Don DeLillo Gets Under America's Skin." War of the Words: 20 Years of Writing on Contemporary Literature. Ed. Joy Press. Three Rivers Press, 2001. 64-70.

Oldendorf, Donna. "Don DeLillo." Contemporary Authors. New Revision Series. Ed. Deborah A. Straub. Volume 21. Detroit: Gale Research, 1987. 112-16.

Olster, Stacey. "A Mother (and a Son, and a Brother, and a Wife, et al.) in History: Stories Galore in Libra and the Warren Commission Report." Productive Postmodernism: Consuming Histories and Cultural Studies. John N. Duvall, ed. With an afterword by Linda Hutcheon. Albany: SUNY Press, 2002. 43-60.

Oriard, Michael. "Don DeLillo." Postmodern Fiction: A Bio-Bibliographical Guide. Ed. Larry McCaffery. NY: Greenwood P, 1986. 323-36 [through White Noise].

---. Dreaming of Heroes: American Sports Fiction, 1868-1980. Chicago: Nelson-Hall, 1982. 241-50 [End Zone. Incorporates Oriard, below].

---. "In Extra Innings: History and Myth in American Sports fiction." Dreaming of Heroes: American Sports Fiction, 1868-1980. Chicago: Nelson-Hall, 1982. 211-62 [End Zone].

Osteen, Mark. "Don DeLillo." A Companion to Twentieth-Century United States Fiction. Ed. David Seed. Chichester, UK and Maldon, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010. 497-504.

---. "Introduction." White Noise: Text and Criticsm. Edited by Mark Osteen. New York: Penguin, 1998. vii-xv.

Passaro, Vince. "Don DeLillo and the Twin Towers." Before and After: Stories from New York. Ed. Thomas Beller. New York: Mr. Beller's Neighborhood Books, 2002. 68-70.

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.]

Phillips, Dana. "Don DeLillo's Postmodern Pastoral." Reading the Earth: New Directions in the Study of Literature and Environment. Ed. Branch, Michael P., Rochelle Johnson, Daniel Patterson, and Scott Slovic. Moscow, ID: U of Idaho P, 1998. 235-46 [White Noise].

Pifer, Ellen. "The Child as Mysterious Agent: DeLillo's White Noise." Demon or Doll: Images of the Child in Contemporary Writing and Culture. University Press of Virginia, 2000. 212-32.

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.

Randal, Martin. “‘Everything seemed to mean something’: Signifying 9/11 in Don DeLillo’s Falling Man.” 9/11 and the Literature of Terror. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2011. 119–130.

Rebein, Robert. "Conclusion." Hicks, Tribes, and Dirty Realists: American Fiction After Postmodernism. Lexington: UP of Kentucky, 2001. 165-79. [Underworld.]

Redding, Arthur F. Chapter 6, "Dying for a Common Language." Raids on Human Consciousness: Writing, Anarchism, and Violence. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1998. 213-52.

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.

Reid, Ian. Narrative Exchanges. New York and London: Routledge, 1992. 59-63. Sharp narratological reading of pages 191-2 of White Noise.

Rodman, Gilbert B. Elvis After Elvis: The Posthumous Career of a Living Legend. New York and London: Routledge, 1996: 74-5, 97-9. Reads White Noise on "Elvis Studies" and aura.

Saltzman, Arthur M. "Deregulating Histories." Designs of Darkness in Contemporary American Fiction. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 1990. 45-51. [The Names].

---. "The Figure in the Static: Don DeLillo's White Noise." This Mad "Instead": Governing Metaphors in Contemporary American Fiction. Columbia: South Carolina UP, 2000. 33-48.

---. "Fluent Mundos: Ratner's Star and Plus." The Novel in the Balance. Columbia: U of South Carolina P, 1993. 83-96 [Ratner's Star].

Scanlan, Margaret. Chapter1, "Don DeLillo's Mao II and the Rushdie Affair." Plotting Terror: Novelists and Terrorists in Contemporary Fiction. Charlottesville and London: University Press of Virginia, 2001. 19-36.

Schwanitz, Dietrich. "Systems Theory and the Environment of Theory." The Current in Criticism. Ed. Clayton Koelb and Virgil Lokke. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue UP, 1987.

Seguin, Robert. Around Quitting Time: Work and Middle-Class Fantasy in American Fiction. Durham: Duke UP, 2001. 159-60. [Brief discussion of White Noise.]

Shapiro, Michael J. Reading the Postmodern Polity: Political Theory as Textual Practice. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, 1992. 68-85, 122-39, 165-67, 170-71. [Chapter 5, "American Fictions and Political Culture: DeLillo's Libra and Bellah et al.'s Habits of the Heart"; and Chapter 8, "The Politics of Fear: DeLillo's Postmodern Burrow." The last few pages listed contain the notes for these chapters.]

Simmons, Philip E. "Don DeLillo's Invisible Histories." Deep Surfaces: Mass Culture & History in Contemporary American Fiction. Athens: U of Georgia P, 1997. 41-81. Traces the influence of filmed images and simulacra on DeLillo's artistic vision [White Noise].

Slethaug, Gordon. Beautiful Chaos: Chaos Theory and Metachaotics in Recent American Fiction. Albany: State U of New York P, 2000. [Mao II, pp. 49-56, 82-91 and 149-50; White Noise, pp. 32-37, 56-58 and 82-95.]

Soltan, Margaret. "From Black Magic to White Noise: Malcolm Lowry and Don DeLillo." A Darkness That Murmured: Essays on Malcolm Lowry and the Twentieth Century. Eds. Frederick Asals and Paul Tiessen. University of Toronto Press, 2000. 200-222.

Stockinger, Michael. "Experiments on Living Matter or How to Save the Narrative from Extinction: The Unfinished Story of Jean Baudrillard's and Don DeLillo's Cultural Pathology." Kraus, Elisabeth and Carolin Auer, eds., Simulacrum America: The USA and the Popular Media. (Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2000): 49-67.

Storoff, Gary. "The Failure of Games in Don DeLillo's End Zone." American Sport Culture: The Humanistic Dimensions. Ed. Wiley Lee Umphlett. Lewisburg: Bucknell UP, 1985. 235-45.

Tabbi, Joseph. Postmodern Sublime: Technology and American Writing from Mailer to Cyberpunk. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1995. 169-207. [mainly Libra and Mao II].

Tanner, Tony. "Don DeLillo and 'the American mystery': Underworld." The American Mystery: American Literature from Emerson to DeLillo. Cambridge UP, 2000. 201-21. [Primarily Mao II and Underworld; a version of Tanner's piece in Raritan (Spring 1998).]

Tate, Andrew. Contemporary Fiction and Christianity. London: Continuum Literary Studies, 2008. 60–66 [Underworld].

Tate, Greg. "White Magic: Don DeLillo's Intelligence Networks." Flyboy in the Buttermilk: Essays on Contemporary America. New York and London: Simon and Schuster, c. 1992. 220-28. [White Noise, Libra.]

Treguer, Florian. "Comment recycler l'apocalypse: l'Histoire et son résidu critique dans Mao II et Underworld de Don DeLillo." Amérique fin de siècle. Ed. Sylvie Mathé. Aix en Provence, France. Publications de l'Université de Provence, 2001. 99-117.

---. "Flux, 'super-flux' et reflux de l’écriture : la critique décidément dispensable de White Noise de Don DeLillo." Le Superflu, Chose très nécessaire. Ed. Gaid Girard. Rennes, France, Presses Universitaires de Rennes (PUR) 2004. 81-97.

Versluys, Kristiaan. Out of the Blue: September 11 and the Novel. New York: Columbia University Press, 2009. 19–48 [Falling Man].

Wallace, David Foster. "E. Unibus Pluram: Television and U. S. Fiction." A Supposedly Fun Thing That I'll Never Do Again. Boston: Little, 1997. 21-82 [primarily White Noise].

Weinstein, Arnold. Nobody's Home: Speech, Self and Place in American Fiction from Hawthorne to DeLillo. New York: Oxford UP, 1993. 288-315. Well-written analysis of DeLillo's use of language; finds DeLillo's depiction of family life to be heroic.

White, Patti. "Toxic Textual Events." Gatsby's Party: The System and the List in Contemporary Narrative. W. Lafayette, IN: Purdue UP, 1992. 7-27. Reads the novel in terms of information theory, with illuminating remarks on the "trilog" lists peppering the text.

Wilcox, Leonard. "Don DeLillo’s Underworld: American Nationhood and the Troubling Remainder." From Z to A: Žižek at the Antipodes, eds. Lawrence Simmons, Heather Worth and Maureen Malloy. Palmerston North: Dunmore Press, 2005. 199-214.

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).]

Yehnert, Curtis A. "The Image of Violence in the Novels of Don DeLillo." The Image of Technology in Literature, the Media, and Society. Ed. Will Wright and Steve Kaplan. Pueblo: Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imagery, U of Southern Colorado, 1994. 437-42.

Yuknavitch, Lidia. Chapter 4, "Nuclear Ideology and Narrative Displacement." Allegories of Violence: Tracing the Writing of War in Twentieth-Century Fiction. New York & London: Routledge, 2001. 55-73 [White Noise].

JOURNAL ARTICLES: General Criticism on DeLillo | Americana | End Zone | Great Jones Street | Ratner's Star | Players | Running Dog | Amazons | The Names | White Noise | The Day Room | Libra | Mao II | Pafko at the Wall | Underworld | Valparaiso | The Body Artist | Mystery at the Middle of Ordinary Life | "In the Ruins of the Future" | Cosmopolis | Falling Man | Point Omega

General Criticism on DeLillo

Adelman, Gary. "Original sin: the ineradicable stain in the novels of Don DeLillo." TriQuarterly 135/136 (2009): 434–45.

Applen, J. D. "Understanding the Text of America from the Sixties to the Nineties." North Carolina English Teacher 54.3 (1997): 2-9.

Bell, Pearl K. "DeLillo's World." Partisan Review 59.1 (Winter 1992): 138-46.

Begley, Adam. "Don DeLillo: Americana, Mao II, and Underworld." Southwest Review 82.4 (1997): 478-505.

Berger, James. "Falling Towers and Postmodern Wild Children: Oliver Sacks, Don DeLillo, and Turns against Language." PMLA 120.2 (Mar. 2005): 341-61.

Bosworth, David. "The Fiction of Don DeLillo." Boston Review 8:2 (1983): 29-30.

Bradbury, Malcolm. "Closer to Chaos: American Fiction in the 1980s." Times Literary Supplement 22 May 1992: 17-18.

Bryson, Norman. "City of Dis: the Fiction of Don DeLillo." Granta 2 (1980): 145-57.

Boxall, Peter. "'There's no lack of void': waste and abundance in Beckett and DeLillo." SubStance 37:2 (2008): 56–70.

Carmichael, Thomas. "Buffalo/Baltimore, Athens/Dallas: John Barth, Don DeLillo and the Cities of Postmodernism." Canadian Review of American Studies 22.2 (Fall 1991): 241-49 [The Names and Libra compared to John Barth's LETTERS].

---. "Lee Harvey Oswald and the Postmodern Subject: History and Intertextuality in Don DeLillo's Libra, The Names, and Mao II." Contemporary Literature 34 (1993): 204-18.

Camlot, Jason. "Frank Lentricchia's Don Delillo: 'Introducing,' Postmodern Modernism and the Academic Fear of Death." 1993 <>.

Carmichael, Thomas. "'Of All Art...': The Twentieth-Century Image or, on a Certain Elegiac Feeling in Late-Century Narrative." Wascana Review of Contemporary Poetry and Short Fiction 37.1 (Spring 2002): 76-80.

Chénetier, Mark. "Don DeLillo: la resistenza ai sistemi." Nuova Corrente 52 (2005): 199-206. [Italian translation of previously published piece.]

Coale, Samuel Chase. “Quantum flux and narrative flow: Don DeLillo's entanglements with quantum theory.” Papers on Language & Literature 47:3 (2011): 261–94. [Underworld, The Body Artist]

Cobo, R.M. Díez. "'The never ending neon': Storia e terrore di un’epoca terminale" Nuova Corrente 52 (2005): 253-268. 

Daniele, Daniela. "Premessa." Nuova Corrente 52 (2005): 189-198.

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.)

Edmundson, Mark. "Not Flat, Not Round, Not There: Don DeLillo's Novel Characters." Yale Review 83.2 (April 1995): 107-24.

Fernandes, Giséle Manganelli. "Don DeLillo’s Novels and a 'McDonaldized' Society." Ilha do Desterro 39 (July/Dec 2000): 147-65.

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

Hamilton, Geoff. "Between Mailer and DeLillo: The 'Affectless Person' in Robert Stone's A Hall of Mirrors." Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory 65.2 (Summer 2009): 99-116.

Hantke, Steffen. "'God save us from bourgeois adventure': The Figure of the Terrorist in Contemporary American Conspiracy Fiction." Studies in the Novel 38 (Summer 1996): 219-43. [Players and Mao II]

Happe, François. "L'Amérique de Don DeLillo, ou l'empire des signes [Don DeLillo's America, or the Empire of Signs]." Europe: Revue Littéraire Mensuelle [Europe: Monthly Literary Review] 68.733 (1990): 55-58.

Hendin, Josephine Gattuso. "Italian American Insights and the Nineties." Italian Americana 18.1 (Winter 2000): 46-54.

Hoberek, Andrew. "Foreign objects; or, DeLillo minimalist." Studies in American Fiction 37:1 (2010): 101–25

Hutchinson, Stuart. "What Happened to Normal? Where is Normal? DeLillo's Americana and Running Dog." Cambridge Quarterly 29.2 (2000):117-32.

Ickstadt, Heinz. "Il mondo narrativo di Don DeLillo." Nuova Corrente 52 (2005): 207-232. [Italian translation of previously published piece.]

Ireton, Mark. "The American Pursuit of Loneliness: Don DeLillo's Great Jones Street and Mao II." Don DeLillo's America: 10 pp. <>.

Isaacs, Neil D. "Out of the End Zone: Sports in the Rest of DeLillo." Arete 3 (Fall 1985): 85-95.

Jelfs, Tim. “'Something deeper than things': Some Artistic Influences on the Writing of Objects in the Fiction of Don DeLillo.” Comparative American Studies 9:2 (June 2011): 146–160.

Jiang, Xiaowei. "Retirement and reappearance: Don DeLillo's early novels." Forum for World Literature Studies 1:1 (2009): 186–97. (In Chinese.) 

Johnston, John. "Generic Difficulties in the Novels of Don DeLillo." Critique 30 (1989): 261-75.

---. "Post-Cinematic Fiction: Film in the Novels of Pynchon, McElroy and DeLillo." New Orleans Review 17:2 (Summer, 1990): 90-97.

Karnicky, Jeffrey. "Wallpaper Mao: Don DeLillo, Andy Warhol, and Seriality." Critique 42.4 (Summer 2001): 339-56. [White Noise, Libra, Mao II, and Underworld.]

Kavadlo, Jesse. "Recycling Authority: Don DeLillo's Waste Management." Critique 42.4 (Summer 2001): 384-401.

Kohn, Robert E.. “Tibetan Buddhism in Don DeLillo's Novels: The Street, The Word and The Soul.” College Literature 38:4 (Fall 2011): 156–180.

Knausgard, Karl Ove. "Et amerikansk mareritt om vanlige ting." Vagant 3-4 (1998): 58-67.

Kucich, John. "Postmodern Politics: Don DeLillo and the Plight of the White Male Writer." Michigan Quarterly Review 27.2 (Spring 1988): 328-41.

Lentricchia, Frank. "Don DeLillo." Raritan 8.4 (Spring, 1989): 1-29. [Mostly on Libra]

Marin, Paco. "Don DeLillo: Analista de riesgos [Don DeLillo: Analyst of Risks]" Quimera: Revista de Literatura [Chimera: Journal of Literature] 133 (1995): 65-67.

Martín-Salván, Paula. "El sistema y sus márgenes en la narrativa de Don DeLillo." El cuento en red 10 (Fall 2004). <>.

---. "'A language not quite of this world': transcendence and counter-linguistic turns in Don DeLillo's fiction." Babel-Afial 18 (2009): 71–92.

---. "Una noche en el Bronx, o la topografía de la nostalgia en Don DeLillo." Quimera [Chimera] 272 (June 2006): 32-38.

---. "'The Writer at the Far Margin': The Rhetorics of Artistic Ethics in Don DeLillo's Novels." EJAS: European Journal of American Studies 2007. <>.

McCann, Sean. "Training and Vision: Roth, DeLillo, Banks, Peck, and the Postmodern Aesthetics of Vocation." Twentieth Century Literature 53:3. After Postmodernism: Form and History in Contemporary American Fiction (Fall 2007): 298–326.

McClure, John A. "Postmodern/Post-Secular: Contemporary Fiction and Spirituality." Modern Fiction Studies 41 (1995): 141-63.

Meachen, Clive. "'Uncommitted...Willing to Settle': Two Novels by Don DeLillo," Swansea Review 7 (1990), 31-40. [White Noise and The Names]

Moran, Joe. "Don DeLillo and the Myth of the Author-Recluse." Journal of American Studies April 2000 (34.1): 137-52.

Moraru, Christian. "Consuming Narratives: Don DeLillo and the 'Lethal' Reading." Journal of Narrative Technique 27 (1997): 190-206. Focuses on instances of misreading in Mao II, Great Jones Street, and Libra, as well as in White Noise, to show how such "lethal" readings menace inherited notions of textuality and authorship.

Mottram, Eric. "The Lethal Believer and the Lethal Society: Don DeLillo's Investigation of Leader and Crowd." Talus 9/10 (1997): 6-29.

O'Donnell, Patrick. "Engendering Paranoia in Contemporary Narrative." Boundary 2: An International Journal on Literature and Culture 19 (1992): 181-204 [mostly on Running Dog].

Oriard, Michael. "Don DeLillo's Search for Walden Pond." Critique 20 (1978): 5-24. [early novels.]

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

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

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. <>.

Russo, John Paul. "DeLillo: Italian American Catholic Writer." Altreitalie 25 (2002): 4-29.

Sarmento, Clara. “The Angel in a Country of Last Things. DeLillo, Auster and the Post-human Landscape.” Arcadia International Journal for Literary Studies 41:1 (2006): 147–159.

Schaub, Thomas. "Don DeLillo's Systems: 'What Is Now Natural.'" Contemporary Literature 30.1 (1989): 128-32.

Treguer, Florian. "Vers une image symptomatique: Don DeLillo et la crise de l'evidence." Revue Francaise d' Etudes Americaines 89 (June 2001) : 98-117.

---. "L'événement et l'éventualité : les formes du sublime dans l'oeuvre de Don DeLillo." Revue Française d'Etudes Américaines 99 (March 2004): 54-71. [White Noise, Libra and Mao II].

Velcic, Vlatka. "Reshaping Ideologies: Leftists as Terrorists/Terrorists as Leftists in DeLillo's Novels." Studies in the Novel 36.3 (Fall 2004): 405-18.

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.

Yehnert, Curtis A. "'Like Some Endless Sky Waking Inside': Subjectivity in Don DeLillo." Critique 42.4 (Summer 2001): 357-66.


Journal Articles on Specific Texts

| Americana | End Zone | Great Jones Street | Ratner's Star | Players | Running Dog | Amazons | The Names | White Noise | The Day Room | Libra | Mao II | Pafko at the Wall | Underworld | Valparaiso | The Body Artist | Mystery at the Middle of Ordinary Life | "In the Ruins of the Future" | "Baader-Meinhof" | Cosmopolis | Love-Lies-Bleeding | Falling Man | Point Omega


Bird, Benjamin. "Don DeLillo's Americana: From Third- to First-Person Consciousness." Critique 47.2 (Winter 2006): 185-200.

Burn, Stephen. "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.

Cowart, David. "For Whom Bell Tolls: Don DeLillo's Americana." Contemporary Literature 37 (Winter 1997): 602-19.

Mansutti, Pamela. "'Using the whole picture': il doppio sogno cinematografico di Americana."  Nuova Corrente 52 (2005): 233-252. 

Osteen, Mark. "Children of Godard and Coca-Cola: Cinema and Consumerism in DeLillo's Early Fiction." Contemporary Literature 37 (Fall 1996): 439-70 [Also discusses early short stories].

End Zone:

Benton, Jill. "Don DeLillo's End Zone: A Postmodern Satire." Aethlon 12.1 (Fall 1994): 7-18.

Burke, William. "Football, Literature and Culture." Southwest Review 60 (1975) 391-98.

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.

Happe, François. "Voix et autorité dans End Zone, de Don DeLillo [Voice and Authority in Don DeLillo's End Zone]." Revue Française d'Études Américaines [French Review of American Studies] 54 (1992): 385-93.

Hardin, Michael. "What Is the Word at Logos College? Homosocial Ritual or Homosexual Denial in Don DeLillo's End Zone." Journal of Homosexuality 40.1 (2000): 31-50.

Higginbotham, J. K. "The 'Queer' in Don DeLillo's End Zone." Notes on Contemporary Literature 19.1 (1989): 5-7.

Laist, Randy. "Oedison rex: the art of media metaphor in Don DeLillo's Americana." Modern Language Studies 37:2 (2008): 50–63.

Osteen, Mark. "Against the End: Asceticism and Apocalypse in Don DeLillo's End Zone." Papers on Language and Literature 26 (1990): 143-63.

Taylor, Anya. "Words, War, and Meditation in Don DeLillo's End Zone." International Fiction Review 4 (1977): 68-70.

Thornton, Z. Bart. "Linguistic Disenchantment and Architectural Solace in DeLillo and Artaud." Mosaic 30.1 (March 1997): 97-112.

Great Jones Street:

Burn, Stephen J. "Don DeLillo's Great Jones Street and the Science of Mind." Modern Fiction Studies 55.2 (Summer 2009): 349-368. <> (Available to subscribers of Project Muse.)

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

Kavadlo, Jesse. "The Terms of the Contract: Rock and Roll and the Narrative of Self-Destruction in Don DeLillo, Neal Pollack, and Kurt Cobain." Studies in Popular Culture 30.1 (Fall 2007): 87-104.

Luter, Matthew. "Resisting the Devouring Neon: Hysterical Crowds and Self-Abnegating Art in Don DeLillo's Great Jones Street." Critique 53:1 (2012): 16–29.

Osteen, Mark. "' A Moral Form to Master Commerce': the Economies of DeLillo's Great Jones Street." Critique 35 (1994): 157-72.

Ratner's Star:

Allen, Glenn Scott. "Raids on the Conscious: Pynchon's Legacy of Paranoia and the Terrorism of Uncertainty in Don DeLillo's Ratner's Star." Postmodern Culture 4:2 (January 1994). n.p.

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

Martín Salván, Paula. "'Abstract Structures and Connective Patterns': Science and Fiction in Don DeLillo's Ratner's Star." The Grove. Working Papers on English Studies 12 (2005): 171-186.

Tufail, Burhan. "Moholes and Metaphysics: Notes on Ratner's Star and A Brief History of Time." Imprimatur 1.1 (1995): 46-54.


Longmuir, Anne. "Genre and Gender in Don DeLillo's Players and Running Dog." Journal of Narrative Theory 37.1 (2007): 128-45.

Running Dog:

Johnson, Stuart. "Extraphilosophical Instigations in Don DeLillo's Running Dog." Contemporary Literature 26 (1985): 74-90.

O'Donnell, Patrick. "Engendering Paranoia in Contemporary Narrative." boundary 2 19.1 (1992): 181-204.

---. "Obvious Paranoia: The Politics of Don DeLillo's Running Dog." Centennial Review 34:1 (Winter 1990): 56-72.


Crow, Dallas. "Amazons, Don DeLillo's Pseudonymous Novel." Notes on Contemporary Literature 28.5 (November 1998): 2-4.

Laist, Randy. "DeLillo’s Only Intertextual Character: Tracing White Noise’s Murray Siskind Back to DeLillo’s Pseudonymous Novel Amazons." The Explicator 66:2 (2008): 115–118. [Also treats White Noise.]

Nel, Philip. "Amazons in the Underworld: Gender, the Body, and Power in the Novels of Don DeLillo." Critique 42.4 (Summer 2001): 416-36. [Also treats White Noise, Libra, Mao II, and Underworld.]

The Names:

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 [also treats Mao II, White Noise].

Bryant, Paula. "Discussing the Untellable: Don DeLillo's The Names. Critique 29 (1987): 16-29.

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.

Gatenby, Bruce. "A Disturbance of Memory: Language, Terror and Intimacy in Don DeLillo's The Names." Revista de Estudios Norteamericanos [Review of North American Studies] 4 (1995): 345-55.

Harris, Paul A. "EpistÈmocritique: A Synthetic Matrix." SubStance 71/72 (1993): 185-203.

Houser, Heather M.. "‘A Presence Almost Everywhere’: Responsibility at Risk in Don DeLillo's The Names.” Contemporary Literature 51:1 (Spring 2010): 124-151.

Hungerford, Amy. "Don DeLillo's Latin Mass." Contemporary Literature 47.3 (Fall 2006): 343-80.

Longmuir, Anne. "The Language of History: Don DeLillo's The Names and the Iranian Hostage Crisis." Critique 46.2 (2005): 105-122.

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

Morris, Matthew J. "Murdering Words: Language in Action in Don DeLillo's The Names." Contemporary Literature 30 (1989): 113-27.

Moss, Maria. "'Das Schaudern ist der Menschheit bestes Teil': The Sublime as Part of the Mythic Strategy in Don DeLillo's The Names." Amerikastudien/American Studies 43.3 (1998): 483-96.

Mutter, Matthew. "‘Things That Happen and What We Say about Them’: Speaking the Ordinary in DeLillo's The Names.Twentieth Century Literature 53:4 (Winter 2007): 488–517.

Treguer, Florian. "Ordre et désordre du sens dans The Names de Don DeLillo." Imaginaires [French Review of Anglo-American Studies] 8 (2002): 207-222.

Valletta, Clement. "A 'Christian Dispersion' in Don DeLillo's The Names." Christianity and Literature 47.4 (Summer 1998): 403-25.

Zubeck, Jacqueline A. "'The Surge and Pelt of Daily Life': Rediscovery of the Prosaic in Don DeLillo's The Names." Literature, Interpretation, Theory 18.4 (Oct.-Dec. 2007): 353-376.

White Noise:

Alworth, David J. "Supermarket sociology." New Literary History: a journal of theory and interpretation 41:2 (Spring 2010): 301–327.

Aubry, Timothy. "White Noise Generation" Critical Matrix: The Princeton Journal of Women, Gender, and Culture 12.1-2 (Fall 2000-Spring 2001):148-73.

Barrett, Laura. "'How the dead speak to the living': Intertextuality and the Postmodern Sublime in White Noise." Journal of Modern Literature 25.2 (2001-2002) 97-113. <>. (Available to subscribers of Project Muse.)

Bassett, Jonathan F. "Necessary madness in Don DeLillo's White Noise: Becker's twin ontological motives and the quest for symbolic immortality in the postmodern age." PsyArt 13 (August 2009): <>.

Bawer, Bruce. "Don DeLillo's America." New Criterion 3.8 (April 1985): 34-42. Negative survey of DeLillo's fiction, focusing on White Noise.

Billy, Ted. "The Externalization of the Self in American Life: Don DeLillo's White Noise." Journal of Evolutionary Psychology 19.3-4 (Aug. 1998): 270-83.

Boling, Ronald J. "Escaping Hitler in DeLillo's White Noise." Philological Review 28.2 (Fall 2002): 63-81.

Bonca, Cornel. "Don DeLillo's White Noise: The Natural Language of the Species." College Literature 23.2 (June 1996): 25-44. Illuminating essay linking the novel to DeLillo's recurrent demonstration of the redemptive powers of language. Included in the Viking Critical Edition of White Noise.

Bryant, Paula. "Extending the Fabulative Continuum: DeLillo, Mooney, Federman." Extrapolation 30 (1989): 156-65. Brief discussion of how White Noise coincides with certain aspects of "fabulative"--science-fictional--themes and strategies.

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

Camargo, Diva Cardoso de, and Gisele Manganelli Fernandes. "Uma Aplicacao das Modalidades Tradutorias em White Noise, de Don DeLillo." Estudos Linguisticos 29 (2000): 468-73.

Carter, Steven. "The Rites of Memory: Orwell, Pynchon, DeLillo, and the American Millenium." Prospero: Rivista di culture anglo germaniche 6 (1999): 5-21. On memory in 1984, The Crying of Lot 49, and White Noise.

Caton, Lou F. "Romanticism and the Postmodern Novel: Three Scenes from Don DeLillo's White Noise." English Language Notes 35 (Sept. 1997): 38-48. Because Gladney recognizes but mourns the emergence of a constructed political postmodern culture, DeLillo "maintains a romantic uncertainty throughout White Noise."

Cohen, Joshua. "Dying to Watch TV: Film, Postmodernity, Systems and DeLillo's White Noise." Over Here: Reviews in American Studies 13.1 (Summer 1993): 115-24.

Conroy, Mark. "From Tombstone to Tabloid: Authority Figured in White Noise." Critique 35.2 (Winter 1994): 97-110. Interprets Gladney's malaise as a "crisis in authority," deriving from the demise of traditional forms of cultural transmission.

Cordesse, Gerard. "Bruits et paradoxes dans White Noise de Don DeLillo." Revue Francaise d'Etudes Americaines 76 (1998) 54-72. Includes English summary.

Couturier, Maurice. "L'Histoire et la refiguration de l'instant: White Noise de Don DeLillo [History and the Refiguration of the Moment: Don DeLillo's White Noise]." Revue Française d'Études Américaines [French Review of American Studies] 17.62 (1994): 383-92.

Dai, Xin. "Hitler's gas chamber and cloud of noxious chemicals in WhiteNoise." Forum for World Literature Studies 1:1 (2009): 167–71. (In Chinese.)

D’cruz, Adrene Freeda. "The Postmodern Cultural Matrix and the Post-industrial Social Structure: Don DeLillo’s White Noise." Literary Paritantra (Systems) 1:1-2 (Spring/Basant 2009): 77–82.

Devetak, Richard. "After the event: Don DeLillo’s White Noise and September 11 narratives." Review of International Studies 35:4 (2009): 795–815.

doCarmo, Stephen N. "Subjects, Objects, and the Postmodern Differend in Don DeLillo's White Noise." Lit: Literature Interpretation Theory July 2000 (11.1): 1-33.

Duvall, John N. "The (Super)Marketplace of Images: Television as Unmediated Mediation in DeLillo's White Noise." Arizona Quarterly 50. 3 (Autumn 1994): 127-153. Forcefully argued analysis of the "proto-fascist" role of TV. Particularly good on the use of Baudrillard and Murray Siskind's role. Included in the Viking Critical Edition of White Noise.

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

---. "White Noise: A Late Capitalist World of Consumerism." Consumption, Markets & Culture 3.3. London: Harwood Academic Publishers and The Gordon and Breach Publishing Group, 2000. 215-238.

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.)

Frow, John. "The Last Things Before the Last: Notes on White Noise." In Lentricchia, Introducing, reprinted from South Atlantic Quarterly 89 (Spring 1990): 414-29. Helpfully addresses issues of typicality, simulacra and brand names. Included in the Viking Critical Edition of White Noise.

Gervais, Bertrand. "Les Murmures de la machine: Lire à travers le Bruit de fond de Don DeLillo [Murmurs of the Machine: Reading While Traversing Don DeLillo's White Noise]." Surfaces Montreal, 1994. IV.203, 1-26.

Glover, Christopher S. "The End of DeLillo's Plot: Death, Fear, and Religion in White Noise." Americana June 2004 <>.

Haney, William S. II. "Culture, History and Consciousness in DeLillo's White Noise: The Aesthetics of Cyberspace." Journal of American Studies of Turkey 6 (Fall 1997): 11-24.

Happe, François. "Le banal et l'événement: la 'Belle Noiseuse' de White Noise de Don DeLillo", Revue Française d'Etudes Americaines 85 (juin 2000): 23-32.

Hardin, Michael. "Postmodernism's Desire for Simulated Death: Andy Warhol's Car Crashes, J. G. Ballard's Crash, and Don DeLillo's White Noise." LIT: Literature, Interpretation, Theory 13.1 (2002): 21-50.

Hayles, N. Katherine. "Postmodern Parataxis: Embodied Texts, Weightless Information." American Literary History 2 (1990): 394-421. Offers White Noise as an example of "parataxis," in which the relationship between terms is emphemeral and decontextualized.

Heise, Ursula K. "Toxins, Drugs, and Global Systems: Risk and Narrative in the Contemporary Novel." American Literature 74.4 (December 2002): 747-78. <>. (Available to subscribers of Project Muse.) Repr. in Science, Technology, and the Humanities in Recent American Fiction, eds. Peter Freese and Charles Harris. Essen, Germany: Blaue Eule, 2004. 263-87. On White Noise and Richard Powers's Gain.

Hemming, Jeanne. "'Wallowing in the great dark lake of male rage': the masculine ecology of Don DeLillo's White Noise." 
Journal of Ecocriticism 1:1 (2009): 26–42.

Huehls, Mitchum. "Knowing What We Are Doing: Time, Form, and the Reading of Postmodernity." Cultural Critique 61 (2005): 55-86. Includes a discussion of White Noise.

Kaloustian, David. "Media Representations of Disaster in Don DeLillo's White Noise." CEA Magazine: A Journal of the College English Association, Middle Atlantic Group 15 (2002): 12-23.

King, Noel. "Reading White Noise: Floating Remarks." Critical Quarterly 33.3 (Autumn 1991): 66-83. Shows the close relationship between the novel's discourses and current theories about postmodernism. Argues that White Noise denies us a "preferred reading position" from which to evaluate its presentation of "unverified information."

Kwon, Teck Young. "[Death Drive Makes a Plot: Don DeLillo's White Noise]." Yongo Yongmunhak [Journal of English Language and Literature] 47.1 (2001): 139-59. [Article is in Korean]

Landgraf, Edgar. “Black Boxes and White Noise. Don DeLillo and the Reality of Literature.” Postmodern Studies 45 (January 2011): 85–112.

Leps, Marie-Christine. "Empowerment through Information: A Discursive Critique." Cultural Critique 31 (1995): 179-96. White Noise "registers some of the difficulties of agency associated with the Information Age while inscribing the possibility of resistance and alteration."

Maltby, Paul. "The Romantic Metaphysics of Don DeLillo." Contemporary Literature 37 (1996): 258-77. Persuasively examines DeLillo's depictions of visionary experiences and suggests that he espouses a metaphysics much indebted to Romanticism. Treats White Noise as well as The Names. Included in the Viking Critical Edition of White Noise.

Messmer, Michael W. " 'Thinking It Through Completely': The Interpretation of Nuclear Culture." Centennial Review 23.4 (Fall 1988): 397-413. Uses White Noise to exemplify DeLillo's understanding of nuclear culture via his treatment of the sublime.

Monaghan, Peter. "What If You Pull a Literary Hoax and Nobody Notices?" Chronicle of Higher Education 55.43 (Aug 2009): B16.

Muirhead, Marion. "Deft Acceleration: The Occult Geometry of Time in White Noise." Critique 42.4 (Summer 2001): 402-15.

Packer, Matthew J. " 'At the Dead Center of Things' in Don DeLillo's White Noise: Mimesis, Violence, and Religious Awe." Modern Fiction Studies 51.3 (2005): 648-66. <>. (Available to subscribers of Project Muse.)

Parks, John G. "The Noise of Magic Kingdoms: Reflections on Theodicy in Two Recent American Novels." Cithara (May 1990): 56-61. Compares the treatment of belief in White Noise and Stanley Elkin's The Magic Kingdom.

Pastore, Judith Laurence. "Marriage American Style: Don DeLillo's Domestic Satire." Voices in Italian Americana 1.2 (Fall 1990): 1-19. Suggests that beneath DeLillo's satire lies a more traditional view of marriage and divorce stemming from his Italian Catholic heritage. Also discusses the early stories "Spaghetti and Meatballs" and "Creation."

---. "Palomar and Gladney: Calvino and DeLillo Play with the Dialectics of Subject/Object Relationships." Italian Culture 9 (1991): 331-42. Both Calvino's and DeLillo's protagonists seek "to escape from the subjectivity of modern relativism" but end up shifting to "some quasi-religious approach."

Peyser, Thomas. "Globalization in America: The Case of Don DeLillo's White Noise." Clio 25 (1996): 255-71. Argues that White Noise exemplifies how global forces impinge on old cultural boundaries and disable the concepts of boundaries and community.

Pireddu, Nicoletta. "Il rumore dell'incertezza: Sistemi chiusi e aperti in White Noise di Don DeLillo [The Noise of Uncertainty: Open and Closed Systems in Don DeLillo's White Noise]." Quaderni di Lingue e Letterature 17 (1991-1992): 129-40.

Reeve, N.H. and Richard Kerridge. "Toxic Events: Postmodernism and DeLillo's White Noise." Cambridge Quarterly 23 (1994): 303-23. Perceptive analysis suggesting how most events are incorporated into formulas or packages in the novel; "toxic events" are those that spill out and violate categories, thereby providing the potential for regeneration.

Riley, John Erik. "Gratens stoy." Vinduet, 1, Norway 52.1 (1998): 50-54.

Rump, Keiran. "The Wilder State in DeLillo's White Noise." Notes on Contemporary Literature 30.2 (March 2000): 10-12.

Ruthrof, Horst. "Narrative and the Digital: On the Syntax of the Postmodern." AUMLA 74 (1990): 185-200.

Saltzman, Arthur M. "The Figure in the Static: White Noise." Modern Fiction Studies 40 (1994): 807-26. Elegantly written and incisively argued essay addressing DeLillo's use of language and the role of art and the artist. Nicely places White Noise amidst DeLillo's other work. Included in the Viking Critical Edition of White Noise.

Salyer, Gregory. "Myth, Magic, and Dread: Reading Culture Religiously." Literature & Theology: An International Journal of Theory, Criticism and Culture 9.3 (Fall 1995): 261-77.

Weekes, Karen. “Consuming and Dying: Meaning and the marketplace in DeLillo’s White Noise.” Literature Interpretation Theory 18:4 (Oct-Dec 2007): 285–302.

Whalan, Mark. "The Literary Detective in Postmodernity." Paradoxa: Studies in World Literary Genres 4.9 (1998): 119-33.

Wilcox, Leonard. "Baudrillard, DeLillo's White Noise, and the End of Heroic Narrative." Contemporary Literature 32 (1991): 346-65. Persuasively links DeLillo's work with the analyses of Jean Baudrillard and other postmodern theorists; argues that the world of simulacra depicted in White Noise disrupts subjectivity and precludes the possibility of heroic narratives.

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

The Day Room:

Pastore, Judith Laurence. "Pirandello's Influence on American Writers: Don DeLillo's The Day Room." Italian Culture 8 (1990): 431-47.

Zinman, Toby Silverman. "Gone Fission: The Holocaustic Wit of Don DeLillo." Modern Drama 34 (1991): 75-87. [Also briefly discusses The Engineer of Moonlight.]


Balter, Marie. “Secret Agency: American individualism in Oswald’s Tale and Libra.” Mailer Review 3:1 (Fall 2009): 133–172.

Bernstein, Stephen. "Libra and the Historical Sublime." Postmodern Culture 4:2 (January, 1994). n.p.

Brent, Jonathan. "The Unimaginable Space of Danilo Kiö and Don DeLillo." Review of Contemporary Fiction 14.1 (Spring 1994): 180-89.

Brooks, Carlo. "Desespoir et possibilite: Le Probleme de l'appartenance au monde dans Moon Palace et Libra." Q/W/E/R/T/Y: Arts, Litteratures & Civilisations du Monde Anglophone 6 (Oct. 1996): 163-75.

Buscall, Jon M. "Lee Oswald or Lee Harvey Oswald? The Quest for the Self in Don DeLillo's Libra." Angles on the English Speaking World 9 (1996): 31-40.

Caesar, Terry. "Motherhood and Postmodernism." American Literary History 7.1 (Spring 1995): 120-40. [Treats Libra alongside Doctorow's Billy Bathgate and Pynchon's Vineland.]

Cain, William E. "Making Meaningful Worlds: Self and History in Libra." Michigan Quarterly Review 29 (1990): 275-87.

Civello, Paul. "Undoing the Naturalistic Novel: Don DeLillo's Libra." Arizona Quarterly 48 (Summer 1992): 33-56. Reprinted in Civello book, above.

Fernandes, Giséle 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.

---. "Literatura e História: Kennedy e Oswald na visão de Don DeLillo." ["Literature and History: Kennedy and Oswald in DeLillo's view"]. Stylos 1 (2000): 35-52.

Gunzenhauser, Randi. "'All Plots Lead toward Death': Memory, History, and the Assassination of John F. Kennedy." Amerikastudien/American Studies 43 (1998): 75-91.

Happe, François. "'Jade Idols' and 'Ruined Cities of Trivia': History and Fiction in DeLillo's Libra." American Studies in Scandinavia 28.1 (1996): 23-35.

---. "La conspiration du hasard: histoire et fiction dans Libra de Don DeLillo." Revue Française d'Etudes Americaines 68 (mars 1996): 98-107.

Herbert, Shannon. "Playing the historical record: DeLillo's Libra and the Kennedy archive." Twentieth Century Literature 56:3 (2010): 287–317.

Hutchinson, Stuart. "DeLillo's Libra and the Real." Cambridge Quarterly 29 (June 2001): 117-131.

Iuli, M. Cristina. "Sottrarre strati di coscienza? Identità e intermedialità in Libra." Nuova Corrente 52 (2005): 299-322.

Johnston, John. "Superlinear Fiction or Historical Diagram?: Don DeLillo's Libra." Modern Fiction Studies 40 (1994): 319-42.

Lentricchia, Frank. "Libra come critica postmoderna." Nuova Corrente 52 (2005): 269-298. [Italian translation of previously published piece.]

Kronick, Joseph. "Libra and the Assassination of JFK: A Textbook Operation." Arizona Quarterly 50.1 (Spring 1994): 109-32.

Michael, Magali Cornier. "The Political Paradox within Don DeLillo's Libra." Critique 35 (1994): 146-56.

Millard, Bill. "The Fable of the Ants: Myopic Interactions in DeLillo's Libra." Postmodern Culture 4:2 (January, 1994). n.p.

Mott, Christopher M. "Libra and the Subject of History." Critique 35 (1994): 131-45.

Noya, José Liste. "Naming the Secret: Don DeLillo's Libra." Contemporary Literature 45.2 (Summer 2004): 239-75.

Parish, Timothy L. "The Lesson of History: Don DeLillo's Texas Schoolbook, Libra." Clio 30.1 (Fall 2000): 1-23.

Radford, Andrew. “Confronting the Chaos Theory of History in DeLillo's Libra.” Midwest Quarterly 47:3 (Spring 2006): 224–243.

Rizza, Michael James. "The Dislocation of Agency in Don DeLillo's Libra." Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction. 49.2 (2008): 171-184.

Thomas, Glen. "History, Biography, and Narrative in Don DeLillo's Libra." Twentieth Century Literature 43.1 (Spring 1997): 107-24.

Wacker, Norman. "Mass Culture/Mass Novel: The Representational Politics of Don DeLillo's Libra." Works and Days 8 (Spring, 1990): 67-87.

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

---. "Traversing the Fantasies of the JFK Assassination: Conspiracy and Contingency in Don DeLillo's Libra." Contemporary Literature 39 (1998): 405-33.

Willson, Robert F. Jr. "DeLillo's Libra: Fiction and Pseudo-History?" Notes on Contemporary Literature 19.4 (1989): 8-9.

Mao II:

Baker, Peter. "The Terrorist as Interpreter: Mao II in Postmodern Context." Postmodern Culture 4:2 (January, 1994). n.p.

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.)

Bizzini, Silvia Caporale. "Can the intellectual still speak? The example of Don DeLillo's Mao II." Critical Quarterly 37:2 (Summer 1995): 104-17.

Bloom, James D. "Cultural Capital and Contrarian Investing: Robert Stone, Thom Jones, and Others." Contemporary Literature 36.3 (1995): 490-507.

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.

Green, Jeremy. "Last Days: Millennial Hysteria in Don DeLillo's Mao II." Essays and Studies 1995.

Goldman, Derek. “What Was That Unforgettable Line? Remembrances from the Rubbleheap.” South Atlantic Quarterly 103:1 (Winter 2004): 45–55. [on a stage adaptation of Mao II]

Happe, François. "L'image ironique: figures de la répétition dans Mao II." Revue Française d'Etudes Americaines 73 (juin 1997): 66-77.

Hardack, Richard. "Two's a Crowd: Mao II, and the Politics of Terrorism in Don DeLillo." Studies in the Novel 36.3 (Fall 2004): 374-92.

Hendrix, Howard V. "Memories of the Sun, Perceptions of Eclipse." New York Review of Science Fiction 46 (1992): 13-15.

Howard, Gerald. "Slouching towards Grubnet: The Author in the Age of Publicity." Review of Contemporary Fiction 16.1 (1996): 44-53.

Hughes, Simon. "Don DeLillo: Mao II and the Writer as Actor." Scripsi 7.2 (1991): 105-12.

LeClair, Tom. "Mao II ed Io." Nuova Corrente 52 (2005): 323-338. [Italian translation of previously published piece.]

Levesque, Richard. "Telling Postmodern Tales: Absent Authorities in Didion's Democracy and DeLillo's Mao II." Arizona Quarterly 54: 3 (Autumn 1998): 69-87.

Moraru, Christian. "Consuming Narratives: Don DeLillo and the 'Lethal' Reading." Journal of Narrative Technique 27: 2 (Spring 1997): 190-206.

Noland, William. "The Image World of Mao II." The South Atlantic Quarterly 103.1 (2004): 5-19. <>. (Available to subscribers of ProjectMuse.)

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

Rowe, John Carlos. "Mao II and the War on Terrorism." South Atlantic Quarterly 103.1 (2004): 21-43. <>. (Available to subscribers of ProjectMuse.)

Scanlan, Margaret. "Writers Among the Terrorists: Don DeLillo's Mao II and the Rushdie Affair." Modern Fiction Studies 40 (1994): 229-52.

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. "A Kink in the System: Terrorism and the Comic Mystery Novel." Studies in the Novel 36.3 (Fall 2004): 336-51.

Whitebrook, Maureen. "Reading Don DeLillo's Mao II as a Commentary on Twentieth-Century Politics." European Legacy: Toward New Paradigm 6.6 (Dec. 2001): 763-69.

Wilcox, Leonard. "Terrorism and Art: Don Delillo's Mao II and Jean Baudrillard's The Spirit of Terrorism." Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature 39.2 (June 2006): 89-105.

Pafko at the Wall:

Duvall, John N. "Baseball as Aesthetic Ideology: Cold War History, Race, and DeLillo's 'Pafko at the Wall.'" Modern Fiction Studies 41 (1995): 285-313.


Annesley, James. "'Thigh Bone Connected to the Hip Bone': Don Delillo's Underworld and the Fictions of Globalization." Amerikastudien/American Studies 47.1 (2002): 85-106.

Apter, Emily. "On Oneworldedness; Or Paranoia as a World System." American Literary History 18.2 (Summer 2006): 365-89.

Berube, Michael. "Endpaper" on Underworld. Context: A Forum for Literary Arts and Culture 5 (Fall 2000): <>.

Caracciolo, Marco. “Another fusion taking place: Blending and interpretation. ” Journal of Literary Semantics 40:2 (2011): 177–193.

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.

Evans, David H. "Taking Out the Trash: Don DeLillo's Underworld, Liquid Modernity, and the End of Garbage."
Cambridge Quarterly 35.2 (2006): 103-32.

Hantke, Steffen. "Lessons in Latent History." Electronic Book Review 7 (Summer 1998) <>.

Harding, Wendy. "New York Writing: Urban Art in Don DeLillo's Underworld.” Anglophonia 29 (2009): 467–478.

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

Huang, Han-yu. "Trauma, Paranoia, and Ecological Fantasy in Don DeLillo's Underworld: Toward a Psychoanalytic Ethics of Waste." Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies 35.1 (Mar. 2009): 109-130.

Ladino, Jennifer. “‘Local Yearnings’: Re-Placing Nostalgia in Don DeLillo’s Underworld.” Journal of Ecocriticism 2:1 (2010): 1–18.

Letarte, Genevieve. "La Pleine Ampleur de l'intention." Inconvenient: Revue Litteraire d' Essai et de Creation 7 (Nov. 2001): 83-93.

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

Keskinen, Mikko. "To What Purpose Is This Waste? From Rubbish to Collectibles in Don DeLillo's Underworld." American Studies in Scandinavia 2000 (32.2): 63-82.

Khalifa, Salah Elmoncef bin. "Historiographer, Archeologist, Diagnostician: Don DeLillo’s Underworld and the inscriptions of the commonplace." Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities 13:1 (April 2008): 149-165.

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

Letarte, Genevieve. "La Pleine Ampleur De L'intention." Inconvenient: Revue Litteraire d' Essai et de Creation 7 (2001): 83-93.

Ludwig, Kathryn. "Don DeLillo's Underworld and the postsecular in contemporary fiction." Religion and Literature 41:3 (2009): 82–91.

McDonald, Brian J. "'Nothing you can believe is not coming true': Don DeLillo's Underworld and the end of the Cold War gothic." 
Gothic Studies 10:2 (2008): 94–109.

McGowan, Todd. "The Obsolescence of Mystery and the Accumulation of Waste in Don DeLillo's Underworld." Critique 46.2 (2005): 123-145.

Mexal, Stephen J. "Spectacularspectacular!: Underworld and the Production of Terror." Studies in the Novel 36.3 (Fall 2004): 318-35.

Mohr, Hans Ulrich. "DeLillo's Underworld: Cold War History and Systemic Patterns." European Journal of English-Studies 5.3 (Dec. 2001): 349-65.

Morley, Catherine. "Don DeLillo's Transatlantic Dialogue with Sergei Eisenstein." Journal of American Studies 40.1 (April 2006): 17-34.

---. "Excavating ‘Underworld,’ disinterring ‘Ulysses’: Don DeLillo's dialogue with James Joyce." Comparative American Studies 4.2 (2006): 175-196.

Mraovic-O'Hare, Damjana. “The Beautiful, Horrifying Past: Nostalgia and Apocalypse in Don DeLillo's Underworld.” Criticism 53:2 (Spring 2011): 213–239.

Mullin, Matthew. “Objects & Outliers: Narrative Community in Don DeLillo’s Underworld.” Critique: studies in contemporary fiction 51.3 (2010): 276–292.

Nagano, Yoshihiro. “Inside the dream of the warfare state: Mass and massive fantasies in Don DeLillo's Underworld.” Critique: studies in contemporary fiction 51.3 (2010):  241–56.

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): 724-52 <>. (Available to subscribers of ProjectMuse.)

Noon, David. “The triumph of death: National security and imperial erasures in Don DeLillo's Underworld.” Canadian Review of American Studies 37:1 (2007): 83–110.

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].

Ray, Brian. “The artists' loop: autocatalysis in Don DeLillo's Underworld.” Notes on Contemporary Literature 40:1 (2010): 7–10.

Rosen, Elizabeth. "Lenny Bruce and His Nuclear Shadow Marvin Lundy: Don DeLillo's Apocalyptists Extraordinaires." Journal of American Studies 40.1 (Spring 2006): 97-112.

Rozelle, Lee. “Resurveying DeLillo’s ‘White space on the map’: Liminiality and communitas in Underworld.” Studies in the Novel 42:4 (Winter 2010): 443–452.

Rushing, Robert A. "Am I Paranoid Enough?" American Literary History 18.2 (Summer 2006): 390-93. < tory/v018/18.2rushing.html>

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.

Spencer, Nicholas. "Beyond the Mutations of Media and Military Technologies in Don DeLillo's Underworld." Arizona Quarterly 58.2 (Summer 2002): 89-112.

Tamanini, Laurent. "Ekphrasis filmique et hypotypose cinématographique dans Outremonde [Underworld] de Don DeLillo." Loxias 22 (2008): <>.

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.

Tanner, Tony. "Afterthoughts on Don DeLillo's Underworld." Raritan 17.4 (Spring 1998): 48- 71.

Thurgar-Dawson, Chris. "Fated Landscape: choropetic practise in DeLillo’s Underworld." Anglia 126:2 (2008): 363–379.

Vivan, Itala. "'Longing on a Large Scale Is What Makes History': Don DeLillo's Underworld." Letterature d' America: Rivista Trimestrale 21.86 (2001): 149-58.

Wallace, Molly. "'Venerated Emblems': DeLillo's Underworld and the History-Commodity." Critique 42.4 (Summer 2001): 367-83.

Wegner, Phillip E. "October 3, 1951 to September 11, 2001: Periodizing the Cold War in Don DeLillo's Underworld." Amerikastudien/American Studies 49.1 (2004): 51-64.

Wilcox, Leonard. "Don DeLillo's Underworld and the Return of the Real." Contemporary Literature 43.1 (2002): 120-37.

Wolcott, James. "Blasts from the Past." New Criterion 16.4 (1997): 65-70.

Wolf, Philipp. "Baseball, Garbage and the Bomb: Don Delillo, Modern and Postmodern Memory." Anglia: Zeitschrift fur Englische Philologie [Journal of English Philology]. 120.1 (2002): 65-85.

The Body Artist:

Atchle, J. Heath. “The Loss of Language, The Language of Loss: Thinking With DeLillo On Terror and Mourning.” Janus Head 7.2 (Winter 2004). <>.

Batt, Noëlle. “La capture des forces dans le plan de composition esthétique: The Body Artist de Don DeLillo.” Théorie – Littérature – Enseignement  24. Forces-figures: faire sentir les forces insensibles. Ed. Noëlle Batt. Saint Denis: Presses Universitaires de Vincennes, Université Paris 8, 2007. 129–161.

Bonca, Cornel. "Being, Time, and Death in DeLillo's The Body Artist." Pacific Coast Philology 37 (2002): 58-68.

Chang, Chi-Ming. "Death as the other in Don DeLillo's White Noise: From the sensibly immediate to the technologically mediated." Tamkang Review 37:3 (2007): 145–175.

Di Prete, Laura. "Don DeLillo's The Body Artist: Performing the Body, Narrating Trauma." Contemporary Literature 46.3 (2005): 483-510. <>. (Available to subscribers of Project Muse.)

Gerlach, T. J. "Ballad of a Thin Woman." Denver Quarterly 36.1-2 (Spring-Summer 2001): 206-08.

Iacoli, Giulio. "CorpoReality Show. Elegia e deformazione del mondo in Don DeLillo, The Body Artist." Nuova Corrente 52 (2005): 339-356.

Karnicky, Jeffrey. "Avian Consciousness in Don DeLillo's The Body Artist." Anthrozoos: A Multidisciplinary Journal of The Interactions of People & Animals 22:1 (March 2009): 5–18.

Kessel, Tyler. “A Question of Hospitality in DeLillo’s The Body Artist.” Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction. 49.2 (2008): 185-204.

Kontoulis, Cleopatra and Kitis, Eliza.Don DeLillo’s The Body Artist: Time, Language and Grief.” Janus Head 12:1 (2011): <>.

Longmuir, Anne. "Performing the Body in Don DeLillo's The Body Artist." Modern Fiction Studies 53.3 (2007): 528-543. <>. (Available to subscribers of Project Muse.)

Marelli, Cristina. "'Stabbed with self-awareness': The Body Artist di Don DeLillo." Confronto letterario 52 (2009): 503–11.

Mieszkowski, Sylvia. “Disturbing Noises - Haunting Sounds: Don DeLillo's The Body Artist.” Thamyris/Intersecting Place, Sex and Race 18. Sonic Interventions. Eds Sylvia Mieszkowski, Joy Smith, Marijke de Valck. Amsterdam: Rodopoi, 2007.119–145.

Morel, Geneviève. “Body Art, un art entre deuil et mélancolie ?” Savoirs et Clinique 7 (2006/1): 119–129.

Naas, Michael. “House Organs: The Strange Case of the Body Artist and Mr. Tuttle.” Oxford Literary Review 30:1 (2008): 87–108.

Nel, Philip. "Don DeLillo's Return to Form: The Modernist Poetics of The Body Artist." Contemporary Literature 43.4 (Winter 2002): 736-59.

Osteen, Mark. "Echo Chamber: Undertaking The Body Artist." Studies in the Novel 37.1 (Spring 2005): 64-81.

Smith, Rachel. "Grief Time: The Crisis of Narrative in Don DeLillo's The Body Artist." Polygraph: An International Journal of Culture and Politics 18 (2006): 99-110.

Ziegler, Robert. "Mourning and Creation in Don DeLillo's The Body Artist." Notes on Contemporary Literature 35.3 (May 2005): 7-10.

Mystery at the Middle of Ordinary Life:

Lentricchia, Frank. "Aristotle and/or DeLillo." South Atlantic Quarterly 99.2/3 (2000): 605-607 <>. (Available to subscribers of Project Muse.)

"In the Ruins of the Future":

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.


Crawford, Karin L. "Gender and Terror in Gerhard Richter's October 18, 1977 and Don DeLillo's 'Baader-Meinhof.'" New German Critique: An Interdisciplinary Journal of German Studies 107 (Summer 2009): 207-230.


Boyagoda, Randy. "Digital conversion experiences in Don DeLillo's Cosmopolis." Studies in American Culture 30:1 (2007): 11–26.

Chandler, Aaron. "'An Unsettling, Alternative Self': Benno Levin, Emmanuel Levinas, and Don DeLillo's Cosmopolis." Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction 50.3 (Spring 2009): 241-260

Crosthwaite, Paul. "Fiction in the Age of the Global Accident: Don DeLillo's Cosmopolis." Static: Journal of the London Consortium 7 (2008): <>.

Ickstadt, Heinz. "Replacing the 'urban sublime': the city in contemporary American fiction." Anglophonia 25 (2009) : 249–58.

Laist, Randy. "The Concept of Disappearance in Don DeLillo’s Cosmopolis." Critique: studies in contemporary fiction 51.3 (2010): 257–275.

Rosenberg, Fernando. "Afecto y política de la cosmópolis latinoamericana." Revista Iberoamericana 72.215-216 (Spring 2006): 467-79.

Smith, Aaron. “Poetic Justice, Symmetry, and the Problem of the Postmodern in Don DeLillo’s Cosmopolis.GRAAT On-Line issue #7 (January 2010): 238–252. <>.

Thurschwell, Adam. "Writing and Terror: Don DeLillo on the Task of Literature After 9/11," Law & Literature 19.2 (Summer 2007): 277-302.

Varsava, Jerry A. "The 'Saturated Self': Don DeLillo on the Problem of Rogue Capitalism." Contemporary Literature 46.1 (2005): 78-107. <>. (Available to subscribers of Project Muse.)

Valentino, Russell Scott. "From virtue to virtual: DeLillo's Cosmopolis and the corruption of the absent body." Modern Fiction Studies 53:1 (2007): 140–62.


Cowart, David. "DeLillos intertekster: Noen betraktninger om Love-Lies-Bleeding" ["DeLillo's Intertexts: Some Observations on Love-Lies-Bleeding," translated into Norwegian by Frode Helmich Pedersen]. Vagant 3 (2006): 119-120. Reprinted in English in ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes, and Revisions 22.1 (Winter 2009): 48-50.

Falling Man

Batchelor, Bob.“Literary Lions Tackle 9/11: Updike and DeLillo Depicting History through the Novel.” Radical History Review 111 (Fall 2011): 175–183.

Conte, Joseph M.. “Don DeLillo’s Falling Man and the Age of Terror.” Modern Fiction Studies 57:3 (Fall 2011): 557–583.

Kauffman, Linda S. "The Wake of Terror: Don DeLillo’s 'In The Ruins of The Future,' 'Baader-Meinhof,' and Falling Man." Modern Fiction Studies 54.2 (Summer 2008): 353-377. <>. (Available to subscribers of Project Muse.)

Mauro, Aaron. “The Languishing of the Falling Man: Don DeLillo and Jonathan Safran Foer’s Photographic History of 9/11.” Modern Fiction Studies 57:3 (Fall 2011): 584–606.

Vogel, Shane. "By the light of what comes after: Eventologies of the ordinary." Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory 19:2 (July 2009): 247–260.

Walton, Gary. "The triune trope of the 'falling man' in Don DeLillo's Falling Man: the commodification of 9/11 trauma." Kentucky Philological Review 24 (2009): 42–8.

Webb, Jen. “Fiction and Testimony in Don DeLillo's Falling Man.” Life writing 8:1 (March 2011): 51–65.

Point Omega

Callus, Ivan. "Enigmas of arrival: re-imagining non-urban space in contemporary American narrative." Litteraria Pragensia 20:40 (2010): 115–33.

Melnyczuk, Askold. “Shadowboxing: The Falling Trees, The Burning Forest.” Agni 71 (2010): 209–214. <>.

If we have missed something, 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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