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DeLillo, Don

Works: 505 works in 2,468 publications in 27 languages and 71,614 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Humorous fiction  Domestic fiction  Suspense fiction  Short stories  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Musical fiction  Political fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Editor, Scenarist, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: PS3554.E4425, 813.54
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White noise by Don DeLillo( Book )

131 editions published between 1984 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 4,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gladney's family life is disrupted and threatened when an industrial accident sends a lethal cloud over their community. Jack Gladney struggles with the ensuing complications which include murder
Underworld by Don DeLillo( Book )

114 editions published between 1997 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 3,794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A work combining fiction and history in a collaboration that encompasses fifty years gives readers a glimpse into the realities upon which America's modern culture is based and explores the complex relationship between "waste analyst" Nick Shay and artist Klara Sax
Falling man : a novel by Don DeLillo( Book )

86 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 3,663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Escaping from the World Trade Center during the September 11 attacks, Keith Neudecker makes his way to the uptown apartment where his ex-wife and young son are living and considers how the day's events have irrevocably changed his perception of the world
Zero K : a novel by Don DeLillo( Book )

52 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 2,462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jeffrey Lockhart's father, Ross, is a billionaire in his sixties, with a younger wife, Artis Martineau, whose health is failing. Ross is the primary investor in a remote and secret compound where death is exquisitely controlled and bodies are preserved until a future time when biomedical advances and new technologies can return them to a life of transcendent promise. Jeff joins Ross and Artis at the compound to say an uncertain farewell to her as she surrenders her body. We are born without choosing to be. Should we have to die in the same manner? Isn't it a human glory to refuse to accept a certain fate? These are the questions that haunt the novel and its memorable characters, and it is Ross Lockhart, most particularly, who feels a deep need to enter another dimension and awake to a new world. For his son, this is indefensible. Jeff, the book's narrator, is committed to living, to experiencing the mingled astonishments of our time, here, on earth. Don DeLillo's seductive, spectacularly observed and brilliant new novel weighs the darkness of the world-terrorism, floods, fires, famine, plague-against the beauty and humanity of everyday life; love, awe, the intimate touch of earth and sun
Cosmopolis : a novel by Don DeLillo( Book )

136 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 22 languages and held by 2,460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eric Packer, a billionaire asset manager at age twenty-eight, emerges from his penthouse triplex and settles into his lavishly customized white stretch limousine. Today he is a man with two missions: to pursue a cataclysmic bet against the yen and to get a haircut across town. Stalled in traffic by a presidential motorcade, a music idol's funeral and a violent political demonstration, Eric receives a string of visitors--experts on security, technology, currency, finance and theory and a few sexual partners--as the limo sputters toward an increasingly uncertain future."--Page 4 of cover
The body artist : a novel by Don DeLillo( Book )

65 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 2,452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For thirty years, since the publication of his first novel Americana, Don DeLillo has lived in the skin of our times. He has found a voice for the forgotten souls who haunt the fringes of our culture and for its larger-than-life, real-life. figures. His language is defiantly, radiantly American." "Now, to a new century, he has brought The Body Artist. In this novel, he inhabits the muted world of Lauren Hartke, an artist whose work defies the limits of the body. Lauren is living on a lonely coast, in a rambling rented house, where she encounters a strange, ageless man, a man with uncanny knowledge of her own life. Together they begin a journey into the wilderness of time - time, love and human perception."--Jacket
Mao II by Don DeLillo( Book )

83 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 17 languages and held by 2,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writer Bill Gray enters the world of political violence leaving his two friends stranded as hostages
The angel Esmeralda : nine stories by Don DeLillo( Book )

40 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects nine short stories written between 1979 and 2011 that chronicle three decades of American life from the perspective of a range of characters, including a pair of nuns in the South Bronx and two astronauts orbiting the Earth
The names by Don DeLillo( Book )

79 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an expatriate's world of turmoil and danger, American risk analyst James Axton learns of a ritual-murder cult in the Aegean and follows the trail to its secret meanings in the ancient city of Lahore
End zone by Don DeLillo( Book )

42 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Several young men in pursuit of different dreams find themselves drawn together in their desire to play football at a small college in a remote part of Texas during the Cold War
Running dog by Don DeLillo( Book )

80 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman reporter and a staff assistant to an American senator learn of an erotic film shot in Hitler's Berlin bunker which was to have been sold by a man found murdered and dressed as a woman in Manhattan
Americana by Don DeLillo( Book )

75 editions published between 1971 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At twenty-eight, David Bell is the American dream come true. He has fought his way to the top, surviving office purges and scandals to become a top television executive. David's world is made up of the images that flicker across America's screens, the fantasies that enthrall America's imagination. And then the dream--and the dream-making--become a nightmare. At the height of his success, David sets out to rediscover reality
Players by Don DeLillo( Book )

53 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Players DeLillo explores the dark side of contemporary affluence and its discontents. Pammy and Lyle Wynant are an attractive, modern couple who seem to have it all. Yet behind their "ideal" life is a lingering boredom and quiet desperation: their talk is mostly chatter, their sex life more a matter of obligatory "satisfaction" than pleasure. Then Lyle sees a man killed on the floor of the Stock Exchange and becomes involved with the terrorists responsible; Pammy leaves for Maine with a homosexual couple ... And still they remain untouched, "players" indifferent to the violence that surrounds them, and that they have helped to create. Originally published in 1977 (before his National Book Award-winning White Noise and the recent blockbuster Underworld), Players is a fast-moving yet starkly drawn socially critical drama that demonstrates the razor-sharp prose and thematic density for which DeLillo is renown today. "The wit, elegance and economy of Don DeLillo's art are equal to the bitter clarity of his perceptions."--New York Times Book Review
Great Jones Street by Don DeLillo( Book )

59 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bucky Wunderlick, rock star and budding messiah, has hit a spiritual wall. In mid-tour he bolts from his band to hole up in a dingy East Village apartment and separate himself from the paranoid machine that propels the culture he has helped create. As faithful fans await messages, Bucky encounters every sort of rolling farce he is trying to escape
The day room : a play by Don DeLillo( Book )

26 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and held by 1,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Day Room", Don DeLillo's first play, is a black comedy that explores the chaos caused when the onlooker is unsure of the status of a team of medics in a psychiatric unit. Are they really bona fide staff or patients just pretending to be?
Ratner's star by Don DeLillo( Book )

59 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of DeLillo's first novels, Ratner's Star follows Billy, the genius adolescent, who is recruited to live in obscurity, underground, as he tries to help a panel of estranged, demented, and yet lovable scientists communicate with beings from outer space. It is a mix of quirky humor, science, mathematical theories, as well as the complex emotional distance and sadness people feel. Ratner's Star demonstrates both the thematic and prosaic muscularity that typifies DeLillo's later and more recent works, like "The Names" (which is also available in Vintage Contemporaries)
Falling man : [a novel] by Don DeLillo( Recording )

34 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keith made it through 9/11 alive. Keith and his family have to deal with the aftermath
Cosmopolis by David Cronenberg( Visual )

14 editions published in 2012 in 5 languages and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een dag uit het leven van een jonge beurshandelaar, die in zijn limousine door Manhattan rijdt
Don DeLillo : Mao II, Underworld, Falling man by Stacey Michele Olster( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays on Delilo's three most important recent novels
Introducing Don DeLillo by Frank Lentricchia( Book )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If you want to find out what a rock critic, a syndicated columnist, and scholars of American literature have to say about one of America's most important contemporary novelists, turn to Introducing Don DeLillo. Placing the author's work in a cultural context, this is the first book-length collection on DeLillo, adding considerably to the emerging critical discourse on his work. Diversity is the key to this striking assemblage of cultural criticism edited by Frank Lentricchia. Special features include an expanded version of the Rolling Stone interview with the author ("An Outsider in this Societ
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