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The angel Esmeralda : nine stories

Author: Don DeLillo
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st Scribner hardcover edView all editions and formats
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From one of the greatest writers of our time, his first collection of short stories, written between 1979 and 2011, chronicling--and foretelling--three decades of American life. Set in Greece, the Caribbean, Manhattan, a white-collar prison and outer space, these nine stories are a mesmerizing introduction to Don DeLillo's iconic voice, from the rich, startling, jazz-infused rhythms of his early work to the spare,
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Short stories
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Don DeLillo
ISBN: 9781451655841 1451655843 9781451659092 1451659091 9781451658071 1451658079 9781442346482 1442346485 9781442348233 1442348232 9781442347182 144234718X 9781447207573 1447207572
OCLC Number: 727702937
Description: 213 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Creation --
Human moments in World War III --
The runner --
The ivory acrobat --
The angel Esmeralda --
Baader-Meinhof --
Midnight in Dostoevsky --
Hammer and sickle --
The starveling.
Other Titles: Runner.
Ivory acrobat.
Starveling.
Responsibility: Don DeLillo.

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Collects nine 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  Read more...

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The typical DeLillo tale reads like a diagnosis of a zeitgeist malady we never knew we had, and in these stories the malady is one of spellbound fixation. DeLillo has achieved a very particular kind Read more...

 
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