'Something deeper than things': Some Artistic Influences on the Writing of Objects in the Fiction of Don DeLillo

Timothy Jelfs*

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    This article explores some of the artistic influences on the depiction of objects in Don DeLillo's fiction, from seventeenth-century Dutch still life painting to American Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art. It argues that the relationship between the depictions of objects encountered on the textual surface of DeLillo's prose and some of the American and European painting that has influenced his work illustrates the endless complexity of the idea of influence itself.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)146-160
    Number of pages15
    JournalComparative American Studies
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

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