Genre and Gender in Don DeLillo's Players and Running Dog
Longmuir, Anne, Journal of Narrative Theory
Critics have often regarded DeLillo's fifth and sixth novels, Players (1977) and Running Dog (1978), collectively. Both Tom LeClair and Bill Mullen write about the novels together, while Mark Osteen refers to Running Dog as the "companion novel" (American Magic and Dread 144) of Players. This association is understandable given the close publication dates of the novels (only a year apart), and the similarities in their content and form. I intend to argue, however, that Players and Running Dog should not only be regarded as companion novels, but also as a continuous project. Players begins an exploration of a perceived shift in American culture, from the stability and certitudes of the …
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Publication information: Article title: Genre and Gender in Don DeLillo's Players and Running Dog. Contributors: Longmuir, Anne - Author. Journal title: Journal of Narrative Theory. Volume: 37. Issue: 1 Publication date: Winter 2007. Page number: 128+. © 2008 Eastern Michigan University, Department of English Language and Literature. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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