Stacey Olster

Stacey Olster is Professor of English at Stony Brook University. She is the author of Reminiscence and Re-Creation in Contemporary American Fiction (1989) and The Trash Phenomenon: Contemporary Literature, Popular Culture, and the Making of the American Century (2003), and the editor of The Cambridge Companion to John Updike (2006) and Don DeLillo: Mao II, Underworld, Falling Man (2011).

Essays by this author

Due Diligence


Too much about too little, and too little about too much. Reviewing the new critical collection Against the Grain: Reading Pynchon’s Counternarratives, this critic finds evidence of overproduction in the “Pyndustry.”