Monday, January 21, 2013

From an interview with Don DeLillo in the Paris Review (link):

This book is an argument about the future. Who wins the struggle for the imagination of the world? There was a time when the inner world of the novelist—Kafka’s private vision and maybe Beckett’s—eventually folded into the three-dimensional world we were all living in. These men wrote a kind of world narrative. And so did Joyce in another sense. Joyce turned the book into a world with Ulysses and Finnegans Wake. Today, the world has become a book—more precisely a news story or television show or piece of film footage.

2 comments:

  1. --I'm very interested in what Delillo says about "character" --especially as "characters" seem to be natural and normal parts of books!--pest, present, future --combined! --I think we live all moments as one!

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  2. I think DeLillo's assertion that "the world has become a book" is really interesting; you really see this in the abundance and widespread popularity of reality TV shows. It's as if we're making our "real" lives into a kind of narrative for others to view.

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