Peter Knight

in The Kennedy Assassination

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print September 2007 | ISBN: 9780748624102
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748671199 | DOI:

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Postwar American novelists Don DeLillo, Norman Mailer, and James Ellroy have all been haunted by the Kennedy assassination and each has found in the event an emblematic story for the nation. This chapter begins with a brief overview of other assassination fictional writings. It then looks at the way that DeLillo, Mailer, and Ellroy have grappled with the death of JFK.

Keywords: Kennedy assassination; assassination; Don DeLillo; Norman Mailer; James Ellroy; American novelists; fictional writings; JFK

Chapter.  12890 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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