Titolo: The Names
Casa editrice: Brighton, Sussex: Harvester Press, (1982).
Data di pubblicazione: 1982
Condizione libro: Fine
Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine
autografato: Signed by Author(s)
Edizione: First English Edition
First UK Edition. Octavo, black cloth covered boards. 339pp. plus colophon. SIGNED BY DELILLO on half title. A very tight, fresh, clean, unmarked and unread volume in a crisp, sharp, bright dust jacket. Fine in fine dust jacket. A sparkling flawless copy. Very Scarce Signed. Codice inventario libreria 04185
Riassunto: Set against the backdrop of a lush and exotic Greece, The Names is considered the book which began to drive "sharply upward the size of his readership" ( Los Angeles Times Book Review). Among the cast of DeLillo's bizarre yet fully realized characters in The Names are Kathryn, the narrator's estranged wife; their son, the six-year-old novelist; Owen, the scientist; and the neurotic narrator obsessed with his own neuroses. A thriller, a mystery, and still a moving examination of family, loss, and the amorphous and magical potential of language itself, The Names stands with any of DeLillo's more recent and highly acclaimed works.
" The Names not only accurately reflects a portion of our contemporary world but, more importantly, creates an original world of its own."-- Chicago Sun-Times
"DeLillo sifts experience through simultaneous grids of science and poetry, analysis and clear sight, to make a high-wire prose that is voluptuously stark."-- Village Voice Literary Supplement
"DeLillo verbally examines every state of consciousness from eroticism to tourism, from the idea of America as conceived by the rest of the world to the idea of the rest of the world as conceived by America, from mysticism to fanaticism."-- New York Times
Sinossi: "Compelling ...strange and wonderful and frightening". ("New Yorker"). DeLillo's seventh novel is an exotic thriller. Set mostly in Greece, it concerns a mysterious 'language cult' seemingly behind a number of unexplained murders. Obsessed by news of this ritualistic violence, an American risk analyst is drawn to search for an explanation. We follow his progress on an obsessive journey that begins to take over his life and the lives of those closest to him. In addition to offering a series of precise character studies, "The Names" explores the intersection of language and culture, the perception of America from both inside and outside its borders, and the impact that narration has on the facts of a story. Meditative and probing, DeLillo wonders: how does one cope with the fact that the act of articulation is simultaneously capable of defining and circumscriptively restricting access to the self? "A serious and complicated novel which deserves praise ...an outstandingly well-written and constructed book". ("Guardian").
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