This article considers Don DeLillo's Point Omega as a tacit response to 9/11 in which violence assumes an aura of Catholic mystery. In the novel, DeLillo screens violence from view to critique replayed, on-screen media violence and fanatical fundamentalist terrorism. He thus reinvigorates the novelist as a visionary rhetorical force that fosters contemplation via questions and advocates for compromise rather than extremism.
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- Literature and Literary Theory