“Modern Death” in Don DeLillo: a parody of life?
Mosaic (Winnipeg, 1967): a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature
University of Manitoba
179 - 196
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This essay aims to carve out an uncharted space to critically reflect on death in our times. It problematizes the existentially absurd and paradoxical nature of death by focusing on Kierkegaard’s pseudonymous Socratic questioning and the undecided relationship Don DeLillo’s characters have with the actuality of their own deaths.