Existential Anxiety in DeLillo’s Fiction


  • Naphia Akhter, Dr. Muzafar Ahmad Bhat


The present paper makes an endeavor to study existential anxiety in thenovels of Don DeLillo.His works contain major core existential thematic aspects such as fear of death, alienation, authenticity, creating essence to existence etc. The main protagonists of the novels, David Bell, Keith, Oswald and Klara can be proved as existential heroes within the content of these major core aspects of existential philosophy. Some characters of DeLillo live in a subjective perception of death. They are preoccupied with anxiety of death and DeLillo has made his characters as central to their behavior in the novels.