Text topic: Quotidian
Text author: Виолета Стојменовић
The paper deals with Don DeLillo’s novelistic mediations of dailiness and representations of everyday life, focusing on the ways of communicating the sense of numinosity and latent implications of everyday practices and experiences. The paper analyses representations of the moments of characters’ or implied narrator’s intensified, mystical or suspicious susceptibility in relation to private or common dailiness, as well as conventional figures of flânerie, treated as narrative and stylistic devices. Different models of perception, always more or less mediated, as well as the evaluation of everyday things, scenes and situations including mystical attitudes, paranoia and melodramatic overreactions, all of which induce proliferations of meanings and excessiveness on daily basis, are also explored.