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Turning back, during the inauguration of Nixon in 1968–9, to the novel he had left in the early 1960s, Coover found that the new president ‘emerged from the texts, as it were. 17 The Public Burning, where Nixon is on centre stage from the beginning, hence demonstrates a dramatic fictional account of the way in which ‘the fighting Quaker’ clawed his way to the centre of American politics. ’18 The combination of his being at once privileged enough to provide an inside view of the government’s functions with the sensibility of an outsider – Nixon ruefully mentions he is not invited to Eisenhower’s personal parties as ‘he didn’t really like me.
Such is the interplay between theories of the postmodern and the content of DeLillo’s novels, one might be forgiven for thinking either that the theorists who posited such notions have done a fine job of capturing the spirit of our times, or, indeed, that DeLillo is one of the few practising novelists who actually reads such theory. DeLillo, of course, could do this because Libra was published after the first flush of postmodernism, and the book intimates how an 40 T. ), American Postmodernist Fiction and the Past © Theophilus Savvas 2011 ‘There is a world inside the world’ 41 already acutely self-aware paradigm developed by feeding off of itself.
She thus refuses for herself and for her husband the part of martyrs, which some on the left desired, and that of traitor, the part that officialdom, and much of the American media, scripted for them. Small wonder, then, that the chronicler concludes, sustaining the metaphor of the execution/History as a drama, that ‘the Rosenbergs and their lawyers were the only ones not rehearsed’ (Public Burning 121). However, if at the political level Nixon’s thinking is constrained by such determinist thought processes, in the personal sphere he recognises the power of the subjunctive – that the course of his life, and that of the Rosenbergs, might have been been different.
American Postmodernist Fiction and the Past by Theophilus Savvas (auth.)