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The Sublime in Don DeLillo's Mao II
International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences
The world that DeLillo's characters live in is often portrayed with an inherent complexity beyond our comprehension, which ultimately leads to a quality of woe and wonder which is characteristic of the concept of the sublime. The inexpressibility of the events that emerge in DeLillo's fiction has reintroduced into it what Lyotard calls "the unpresentable in presentation itself" (PC 81), or to put it in Jameson's words, the "postmodern sublime" (38). The sublime, however, appears in DeLillo'sdoi:10.18052/www.scipress.com/ilshs.50.137 fatcat:7zruxjloybahtan2qqkfgrqmly