Media Medi(t)ations in Don Delillo’s Underworld
Keywords:mass media, Internet, film, art, narration, viewpoint, reality, simulacra
This paper explores the role of the media in the structure, narrative techniques, character development, plot and the story of Don DeLillo’s Underworld, one of the best- rated works of postmodern American fiction. DeLillo recognizes infinite possibilities of the media in novel composition, so mass media, the Internet, film, music, and art provide both the novel’s framework and the lens through which the world of the novel is perceived. However, media mediations are not always easy to recognize, as they are inextricable part of the novel’s texture, creating confusion over the primacy of the two worlds – the “real” one and that of the media model.
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