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The Ridiculous Sublime in Don DeLillo’s White Noise and Cosmopolis

  title={The Ridiculous Sublime in Don DeLillo’s White Noise and Cosmopolis},
  author={Niloufar Behrooz and Hossein Pirnajmuddin},
  journal={GEMA Online Journal of Language Studies},
The sublime figures significantly in Don DeLillo’s novels. Transformed into what has been termed postmodern sublime - disposing of transcendence in favor of immanence - it is considered to be more of a hollow, confusing and overwhelming phenomenon rather than an elevating and empowering one. Moreover, the multiplicity of prior representations and the exhaustion of the possible have undermined the authenticity and power of the sublime, turning it into pseudo-sublime and mock-sublime. As such, it… 
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