Author : Agrita Chhibber 1
Date of Publication :21st July 2021
Abstract: Don DeLillo is considered one of the great postmodern writers due to his fine depiction of various postmodern elements in his novels. His works have essence of the ‘good old days’, which reminds of the modern era in this postmodern world. His plot construction is such that his characters are not something new, but relatable who live in this image driven and commoditised world and look for reassurance from the previous generation. The various happenings that include moments of spiritualism, or sharing intimate thoughts with each other is an obvious sign of nostalgia, for the old world. There is a constant yearning to understand the meaning of life beyond the daily activities of consumption and white noise that keeps the person engaged in its sphere. Don DeLillo showcases very minutely through ordinary and regular source that are around us on regular basis. There are variouspostmodern features that are employed in his novels, like the major one is: influence of technology, on humans and daily life that has changed the present world fundamentally.
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