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DeLillo, Don

Works: 481 works in 2,275 publications in 26 languages and 71,382 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Musical fiction  Political fiction  Football stories  Comedy plays  Medical drama 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Editor, Scenarist, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: PS3554.E4425, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Don DeLillo
White noise by Don DeLillo( Book )

160 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 4,587 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 )

108 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 3,822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 1950s teenage hood from New York is transformed by the Jesuits into a respectable man, managing hazardous waste. A portrait of the decade from the viewpoint of the garbage industry
Falling man : a novel by Don DeLillo( Book )

77 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 3,778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Escaping from the World Trade Center during the September 11 attacks, Keith 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
Libra by Don DeLillo( Book )

109 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 3,641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictional speculation of the events leading up to the assassination of John F. Kennedy by Lee Harvey Oswald
Cosmopolis : a novel by Don DeLillo( Book )

135 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 22 languages and held by 2,529 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 )

66 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 2,498 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 )

84 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 17 languages and held by 2,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writer Bill Gray enters the world of political violence leaving his two friends stranded as hostages
Point Omega : a novel by Don DeLillo( Book )

41 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three unusual people--"defense intellectual" Richard Elster, who was involved in the management of the country's war machine; young documentary filmmaker Jim Finley, who is intent on documenting Elster's experience; and Elster's daughter Jessica, who behaves like an "otherworldly" woman from New York--train their binoculars on the desert landscape of California and build an odd, tender intimacy, something like a family. Then a devastating event throws everything into question
Zero K : a novel by Don DeLillo( Book )

28 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jeffrey Lockhart's father, Ross, is a billionaire with a younger wife, Artis, whose health is failing. Ross is the primary investor in a secret compound where death is controlled until new technologies will offer to return the patients to life. Jeffrey grapples with Artis's choice to enter the compound, instead of embracing the life she has left
The angel Esmeralda : nine stories by Don DeLillo( Book )

35 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,568 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 )

76 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,494 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 )

39 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,210 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 )

74 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A magazine writer in New York is interested in the erotic art collection of an influential senator
Americana by Don DeLillo( Book )

74 editions published between 1971 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,102 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 )

52 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,065 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
Great Jones Street by Don DeLillo( Book )

55 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,041 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 1999 in English and held by 1,039 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 )

53 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,016 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 )

31 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keith made it through 9/11 alive. Keith and his family have to deal with the aftermath
Love-lies-bleeding : a play by Don DeLillo( Book )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three people gather to determine the fate of the man who sits in a straight-backed chair saying nothing. He is Alex Macklin, who gave up easel painting to do land art in the southwestern desert, and he is seventy now, helpless in the wake of a second stroke. The people around him are the bearers of a complicated love, his son, his young wife, the older woman -- his wife of years past -- who feels the emotional tenacity of a love long-ended. It is their question to answer. When does life end, and when should it end? In this remote setting, without seeking medical or legal guidance, they move unsteadily toward last things. Luminous, spare, unnervingly comic and always deeply moving, Love-Lies-Bleeding explores a number of perilous questions about the value of life and how we measure it. --Publisher
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Alternative Names

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UnderworldFalling man : a novelLibraCosmopolis : a novelThe body artist : a novelMao IIPoint Omega : a novelThe angel Esmeralda : nine stories