Underworld | Study Guide

Don DeLillo

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Overview

Author

Don DeLillo

Year Published

1997

Type

Novel

Genre

Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

The majority of the novel is narrated in the third person from the perspective of a limited omniscient narrator. Some chapters are narrated from the first-person perspective of Nick Shay.

Tense

Underworld is told in the past tense.

About the Title

Underworld refers to the secrets kept under the clean, happy veneer of an individual's life, a relationship, or a society. In the novel hidden secrets include drug use, infidelity, racism, and nuclear fallout.

Summary

This study guide for Don DeLillo's Underworld offers summary and analysis on themes, symbols, and other literary devices found in the text. Explore Course Hero's library of literature materials, including documents and Q&A pairs.

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