This is the end. DeLillo and Virilio at the beginning of the century

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Authors
Kane, Michael
Issue Date
2014
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Dublin Business School
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Abstract
This paper will explore the similarities in the visions of the city and the world at the turn of the century in Don DeLillo’s novel Cosmopolis (2003), David Cronenberg’s film adaptation (2012) of the same and Paul Virilio’s book The Information Bomb (English 2000 – French 1998). DeLillo and Virilio depict a culture on the brink of disaster, rushing headlong into the abyss, apparently desiring its own destruction.