Don DeLillo, Jean Baudrillard, and the Consumer Conundrum Marc Schuster

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Published: March 18th 2008

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Don DeLillo, Jean Baudrillard, and the Consumer Conundrum  by  Marc Schuster

Don DeLillo, Jean Baudrillard, and the Consumer Conundrum by Marc Schuster
March 18th 2008 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 232 pages | ISBN: | 3.42 Mb

Since the publication of his first novel, Americana, in 1971, Don DeLillo has been regarded as a preeminent figure of American letters. Among the more prominent themes the author considers throughout his oeuvre is that of consumerism, a topic that isMoreSince the publication of his first novel, Americana, in 1971, Don DeLillo has been regarded as a preeminent figure of American letters.

Among the more prominent themes the author considers throughout his oeuvre is that of consumerism, a topic that is equally essential to the works of French social theorist Jean Baudrillard. Although many critics have glossed the affinities between DeLillo and Baudrillard, this is the first book-length study to explore the relationship between the American author and the French theorist. Bringing DeLillo and Baudrillard into dialogue with each other, this timely volume proffers a sophisticated theoretical framework for understanding the works of both figures, investigates the relationship between works of art and acts of terror, and examines the potential for the individual to survive in the face of the dehumanizing, market-driven forces that dominate the postmodern world.

This book will be a valuable addition to collections in American literature, sociology, critical theory, politics, and philosophy. This thorough and thoughtful reading of both writers not only acknowledges their affinities but also exhaustively explores the ways in which their writings inform and illuminate each other. - Dr. Ruth Helyer, University of Teesside (UK)Contributors



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