Don DeLillos Bilder


  • Fabian Diesner



The American author Don DeLillo is a master of creating powerful images, which want to be discovered, read and interpreted. To have a closer look at his novel Mao II“ from the Visual Studies' point of view reveals the complexity of literary images and the diverse references that are evoked. DeLillo plays with the reader's memory of perception, asks fundamental questions about our society ruled by mass media and simply delights with a picturesque style of narration. The central aspects in his novel are photography in general, the visual arts especially by Andy Warhol and the visual representation of mass media, particularly television.

Author Biography

Fabian Diesner

Fabian Diesner is a student of American Literary History, Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich. He expects to complete his M.A. in 2007. He worked as tutor for American Literature at his university in 2003 and 2004.


How to Cite

Diesner, Fabian. “Don DeLillos Bilder”. Current Objectives of Postgraduate American Studies, vol. 6, Mar. 2012, doi:10.5283/copas.78.