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kurt-andersen's picture
Jun.05.2012
The first novel I read by Don DeLillo, the one that turned me into a lifelong fan, was his first novel, Americana, which I read in the mid-70s, before he was Don DeLillo. It's almost certainly the least well-known of his books. I recently re-read it, having read a half dozen of his novels since, in...
beverley-bie-brahic's picture
Feb.18.2012
has to be sleep-inducing.  A few pages of Proust, The Man Without Qualities, Montaigne.  So when I couldn't find the book I was looking for in the library yesterday (a new biography of William Carlos Williams, all about his adulteries) I scanned the shelves till I came across Don...
christopher-meeks's picture
Oct.15.2011
AMERICAN AUTHORS AS ARTISTS Last week I heard fabulous story on NPR about American authors. Guy Raz spoke with Alexander Nazaryan about how Americans don't deserve a Nobel Prize in Literature.  While I expected someone in an Andy Rooney voice curmudgeonly calling American authors cry babies,...
cliff-burns's picture
Jan.31.2011
Are there certain writers who intimidate you with the sheer scale and breadth of their talent?  Authors who are so far ahead of the rest of the pack that sometimes after reading them it's hard to regard your own work with anything but contempt? For me the names that spring to mind are Jim Shepard...
dale-estey's picture
Feb.06.2010
Exquisite insight about the writing process. Sara Krulwich/The New York Times The author Don DeLillo and his trusty manual typewriter at home in Westchester County, N.Y. His newest novel, “Point Omega,” was published on Tuesday.     Don DeLillo, whose new novel, “Point Omega,” came out...
mylene-dressler's picture
Oct.02.2009
Have a look at these, the opening paragraphs of Don DeLillo's The Body Artist: "Time seems to pass.  The world happens, unrolling into moments, and you stop to glance at a spider pressed to its web.  There is quickness of light and a sense of things outlined precisely and streaks of running...