IJLLL 2015 Vol.1(3): 218-221 ISSN: 2382-6282
DOI: 10.18178/IJLLL.2015.1.3.42

The Image of Death in Don DeLillo’s Later Works

Chi-Min Chang
Abstract—The image of death in Don DeLillo’s later works, transcending the commonly-held assumptions, features affect. They epitomize the forces driving toward new thinking and ideas not yet construed. The acute perception of these images is marked by the rupture with the presupposed logical or causal connections. Second, the affect of the death-related image underscores the body and renews one’s perception of relation between life and death, reality and fiction, and even the self and the other. The images of death foregrounds affect, reconfiguring the ethical. The study will apply Brian Massumi’s affect to examine how the image of death, mediated or otherwise, designates alternative ethical possibilities.

Index Terms—Affect, death, DeLillo, image.

Chi-Min Chang is with the Department of English Instruction, University of Taipei, Taiwan, 10048, R.O.C. (e-mail: fionachang@utaipei.edu.tw).

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Cite:Chi-Min Chang, "The Image of Death in Don DeLillo’s Later Works," International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 218-221, 2015.

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