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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,...

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  • Cannes 2014 competition presents Mike Leigh v Ken Loach showdown

      News Source: The Guardian | 6 days ago
    Mike Leigh (left) and Ken Loach, both in competition at the 67th Cannes film festival. Photograph: Heathcliff O'Malley/Rex Features; David Levene for the Guardian With the announcement of the lineup at this year's Cannes film festival , the stage is
  • EL Doctorow wins Library of Congress prize for American fiction

      News Source: The Guardian | 6 days ago
    Doctorow, whose career spans 50 years and whose acclaimed novels include Ragtime, Billy Bathgate and World's Fair, said that winning the award would help to momentarily soothe his "self-doubt". "I was a child who read everything I could get my hands
  • MISCELLANEOUS: Autobiography of Red

      News Source: Bookforum | 27 days ago
    Benjamin Kunkel Benjamin Kunkel reflects on what led him to his preoccupation with Marxistor "Marxish"political economy, in this excerpt from Utopia or Bust: A Guide to the Present Crisis , his new collection of essays. To the disappointment of
  • E.L. Doctorow's 'Andrew's Brain' is meta-fiction in need of interpretation

      News Source: Wichita Eagle | 1 month ago
    Doctorow (Random House, 200 pages, $26) The bedrock of fiction is social reality. Mostly, readers expect fictional characters to resemble real people who, though they might be boy wizards, private detectives or time travelers, obey our emotional and
  • Life as one great search, echoing off of Parquet Courts

      News Source: Los Angeles Times | 3 months ago
    In 2013, films such as "The Wolf of Wall Street," "Spring Breakers" and "Pain & Gain" showed us the corrupting power of cash. The just-scraping-by stress articulated by New York rock band the Parquet Courts, on the other hand, captures the souls who
  • Thomas Pynchon's newest novel is clever, demanding

      News Source: Wichita Eagle | 4 months ago
    Photos “Bleeding Edge” by Thomas Pynchon (The Penguin Press, 477 pages, $28.95) Thomas Pynchon, named by critic Harold Bloom as one of the four major American novelists of his time, along with Don DeLillo, Philip Roth and Cormac McCarthy, writes
  • Bookends: A Literary Look Back at 2013

      News Source: The New York Times | 4 months ago
    That something subtitled Book 2 might be called the most interesting literary development of the year surprises me; also surprising to me is that something I feel comfortable terming the most interesting literary development includes a long section
  • PAPER TRAIL: Authors sign a petition against surveillance; the Times ...

      News Source: Bookforum | 4 months ago
    December 11, 2013 More than 500 authors (including Martin Amis, Margaret Atwood, Don DeLillo, and Ian McEwan) have signed a  petition  for the UN demanding an end to government and corporate surveillance of individuals online. Elif Batuman n+1 just

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