Reconfiguring the Urban Body: DeLillo’s Cosmopolis

Daan Wesselman in The Urban Uncanny (Routledge, 2016), 173-188.

The Urban Uncanny explores through ten engaging essays the slippage or mismatch between our expectations of the city—as the organised and familiar environments in which citizens live, work, and go about their lives—and the often surprising and unsettling experiences it evokes. The city is uncanny when it reveals itself in new and unexpected light; when its streets, buildings, and people suddenly appear strange, out of place, and not quite right.

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