The Edinburgh Companion to Don DeLillo and the Arts
Don DeLillo frequently incorporates ekphrasis in his fiction, that is, the verbal representation of visual representations. These interactions between words and images sometimes replicate the dominant tradition of literary ekphrasis, and at other times resist or subvert the conventions in interesting ways. This chapter analyzes DeLillo's use of ekphrasis in the novels Mao II, Falling Man, and Zero K.
Herren, Graley, "Ekphrasis" (2023). Faculty Scholarship. 623.