How I would enjoy…

How I would enjoy being told the novel is dead. How liberating to work in the margins, outside a central perception. You are the ghoul of literature.

Don DeLillo

The National Book Award winner and author of White Noise.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

DeLillo in New York City, January 2011
Born November 20, 1936 (age 76)New York City, United States
Occupation Novelist
Nationality American
Literary movement Postmodern
Notable work(s) White Noise,Libra,

Mao II,

Underworld,

Cosmopolis

 

Don DeLillo (born November 20, 1936) is an American essayist, novelist, playwright, and short story writer. His works have covered subjects as diverse as television, nuclear war, sports, the complexities of language, performance art, the Cold War, mathematics, the advent of the digital age, and global terrorism. He currently lives near New York City in the suburb of Bronxville.[8] DeLillo has twice been a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction finalist for Mao II and Underworld (1992 and 1998, respectively[9]), won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Mao II in 1992 (receiving a further PEN/Faulkner Award nomination for The Angel Esmeralda in 2012), and was granted the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction in 2010. DeLillo has described his fiction as being influenced by “[…] the fact that we’re living in dangerous times. If I could put it in a sentence, in fact, my work is about just that: living in dangerous times”,[10] and in a 2005 interview declared, “Writers must oppose systems. It’s important to write against power, corporations, the state, and the whole system of consumption and of debilitating entertainments […] I think writers, by nature, must oppose things, oppose whatever power tries to impose on us.”[11]

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