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In novel after award-winning novel, Don DeLillo (b. 1936) exhibits his deep distrust of language and the way it can conceal as much as it reveals. Not surprisingly, DeLillo treats interviews with the same care and caution. For years, he shunned them altogether. As his fiction grew in popularity, especially with White Noise, and he began to confront the historical record of our times in books such as Libra, DeLillo felt compelled to make himself available to his readers. Despite claims by interviewers about his elusiveness, he now hides in plain sight.
In Conversations with Don DeLillo, the renowned author makes clear his distinctions between historical fact and his own creative leaps, especially in his masterwork, Underworld. There it seems the true events are unbelievable and imaginary ones not. Throughout long profiles and conversations-ranging from 1982 to 2001 and published in the New Yorker, the Paris Review, and Rolling Stone-DeLillo parries personal inquiries. He counters with the details of his work habits, his understanding of the novelist's role in the world, and his sense of our media-saturated culture. A number of interviews detail DeLillo's less-heralded work in the theater, from The Day Room to a recent production of Valparaiso, itself a stinging satire on the interviewing process.
DeLillo also finds time to comment on his nonliterary passions, primarily the movies and baseball. Lee Harvey Oswald also inspires much extraliterary discussion, not just as the subject of Libra, but as a figure who, like the terrorists always lurking in DeLillo's fictions, captures our attention in ways novelists cannot. For DeLillo, a writer who eschews celebrity, the ultimate response might be the one he offered in his very first interview, paraphrasing Joyce: "Silence, exile, cunning, and so on. It's my nature to keep quiet about most things." Fortunately for his many readers and fans, he proves himself here to be a talker.
From the Publisher: * Interviews that range over 19 years covering the American novelist's major works and his plays
* Gathers conversations from 1982 to 2001 from such publications as the "New Yorker," "Rolling Stone," and the "Paris Review," and an unpublished interview with the editor
* Delivers passionate and incisive talks from a novelist known to be leery of the whole interview process
Titolo: Conversations with Don DeLillo (Literary ...
Casa editrice: University Press of Mississippi
Data di pubblicazione: 2005
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Univ Pr of Mississippi, 2005. Broschiert; Condizione libro: Gut. 183 Seiten Das Buch befindet sich in einem ordentlich erhaltenen Zustand. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 400. Codice libro della libreria 1047199
Descrizione libro University Press of Mississippi, 2005. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Codice libro della libreria ABE-1498237304661
Descrizione libro University Press of Mississippi. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. 1578067030 Crisp, clean, unread hardcover with light shelfwear, missing dust jacket and a publisher's mark to one edge - Nice!. Codice libro della libreria Z1578067030Z2
Descrizione libro University Press of Mississippi, 2005. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M1578067030
Descrizione libro University Press of Mississippi, 2005. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX1578067030
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Descrizione libro Univ Pr of Mississippi, 2005. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Brand New. 185 pages. 9.25x6.25x0.50 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria 1578067030
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 97815780670391.0