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DeLillo, Don

Works: 254 works in 2,510 publications in 26 languages and 72,065 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Humorous fiction  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Drama  Biographical fiction  Novels  Thrillers (Fiction)  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Scenarist, Other, Editor, htt, Actor
Classifications: PS3554.E4425, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Don DeLillo
White noise by Don DeLillo( Book )

167 editions published between 1984 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 4,711 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 )

138 editions published between 1997 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 3,787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A work combining fiction and history in a collaboration that encompasses fifty years gives readers a glimpse into the realities upon which America's modern culture is based and explores the complex relationship between "waste analyst" Nick Shay and artist Klara Sax
Libra by Don DeLillo( Book )

131 editions published between 1988 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 3,424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

94 editions published between 2007 and 2021 in 5 languages and held by 3,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Escaping from the World Trade Center during the September 11 attacks, Keith Neudecker 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
Zero K : a novel by Don DeLillo( Book )

67 editions published between 2016 and 2019 in 12 languages and held by 2,617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Delillo's finest novel since Underworld - An o de to language and humanity, a meditation on death and an embrace of life. Jeffrey Lockhart's father, Ross, is a billionaire in his sixties, with a younger wife, Artis, whose health is failing. Ross is the primary investor in a remote and secret compound where death is exquisitely controlled and bodies are preserved until a future time when biomedical advances and new technologies can return them to a life of transcendent promise. Jeff joins Ross and Artis at the compound to say "an uncertain farewell" as she surrenders her body. "We are born without choosing to be. Should we have to die in the same manner? Isn't it a human glory to refuse to accept a certain fate?" These are the questions that haunt the novel and its memorable characters, and it is Ross Lockhart, most particularly, who feel a deep need to enter another dimension and awake to a new world. For his son, this is indefensible. Jeff, the book's narrator, is committed to experiencing "the mingled astonishments of our lives, here, on earth." Don DeLillo's seductive, spectacularly observed and brilliant new novel weighs the darkness of the world - terrorism, floods, fires, famine, plague - against the beauty and humanity of everyday life, love, awe, "the intimate touch of each and sun." Zero K is a glorious, soulful novel from one of the great writers of our time. --
Cosmopolis : a novel by Don DeLillo( Book )

155 editions published between 2003 and 2018 in 17 languages and held by 2,435 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. On this day he is a man with two missions: to pursue a cataclysmic bet against the yen and to get a haircut across town." "His journey to the barbershop is a contemporary odyssey, funny and fast-moving. Stalled in traffic by a presidential motorcade, a music idol's funeral and a violent political demonstration, Eric receives a string of visitors - his experts on security, technology, currency, finance and theory. Sometimes he leaves the car for sexual encounters and sometimes he doesn't have to."--Jacket
Mao II by Don DeLillo( Book )

92 editions published between 1991 and 2019 in 16 languages and held by 2,216 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 )

57 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,955 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
The body artist : a novel by Don DeLillo( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 1,673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une variation beckettienne sur le corps, l'art et la mort qui explore les abîmes de la conscience, du langage et du temps, à travers les personnages de Rey Robles, réalisateur de deux films-cultes, mais aujourd'hui sur la touche, et de sa troisième femme Lauren Hartke, qui pratique le body-art
The names by Don DeLillo( Book )

95 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,573 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
The angel Esmeralda : nine stories by Don DeLillo( Book )

37 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,468 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 silence : a novel by Don DeLillo( Book )

26 editions published between 1901 and 2021 in 3 languages and held by 1,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is Super Bowl Sunday in the year 2022. Five people, dinner, an apartment on the east side of Manhattan. The retired physics professor and her husband and her former student waiting for the couple who will join them from what becomes a dramatic flight from Paris. The conversation ranges from a survey telescope in North-central Chile to a favorite brand of bourbon to Einstein's 1912 Manuscript on the Special Theory of Relativity. Then something happens and the digital connections that have transformed our lives are severed."--Publisher
Running dog by Don DeLillo( Book )

94 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman reporter and a staff assistant to an American senator learn of an erotic film shot in Hitler's Berlin bunker which was to have been sold by a man found murdered and dressed as a woman in Manhattan
End zone by Don DeLillo( Book )

52 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Don DeLillo's second novel, a sort of Dr. Strangelove meets North Dallas Forty, solidified his place in the American literary landscape in the early 1970s. The story of an angst-ridden, war-obsessed running back for Logos College in West Texas, End Zone is a heady and hilarious conflation of Cold War existentialism and the parodied parallelism of battlefield/sports rhetoric. When not arguing nuclear endgame strategy with his professor, Major Staley, narrator Gary Harkness joins a brilliant and unlikely bunch of overmuscled gladiators on the field and in the dormitory. In characteristic fashion, DeLillo deliberately undermines the football-is-combat cliché by having one of his characters explain: "I reject the notion of football as warfare. Warfare is warfare. We don't need substitutes because we've got the real thing." What remains is an insightful examination of language in an alien, postmodern world, where a football player's ultimate triumph is his need to play the game"
Americana by Don DeLillo( Book )

86 editions published between 1971 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,192 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 )

57 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,121 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. Originally published in 1977 (before his National Book Award-winning White Noise and the recent blockbuster Underworld), Players is a fast-moving yet starkly drawn socially critical drama that demonstrates the razor-sharp prose and thematic density for which DeLillo is renown today. "The wit, elegance and economy of Don DeLillo's art are equal to the bitter clarity of his perceptions."--New York Times Book Review
Ratner's star by Don DeLillo( Book )

68 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,110 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)
Great Jones Street by Don DeLillo( Book )

66 editions published between 1973 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,064 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 )

32 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 1,041 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?
Love-lies-bleeding : a play by Don DeLillo( Book )

24 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 745 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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