Don DeLillo





Don DeLillo

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born
in Bronx, New York, The United States
November 20, 1936

gender
male

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influences


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Don DeLillo is an American author best known for his novels, which paint detailed portraits of American life in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. He currently lives outside of New York City.

Among the most influential American writers of the past decades, DeLillo has received, among author awards, a National Book Award (White Noise, 1985), a PEN/Faulkner Award (Mao II, 1991), and an American Book Award (Underworld, 1998).

DeLillo's sixteenth novel, Point Omega, was published in February, 2010.


Average rating: 3.69 · 126,823 ratings · 9,112 reviews · 27 distinct works · Similar authors
White Noise
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 51,075 ratings — published 1985 — 65 editions
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Underworld
3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 16,967 ratings — published 1997 — 57 editions
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Libra
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 8,541 ratings — published 1988 — 53 editions
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Cosmopolis
3.2 of 5 stars 3.20 avg rating — 9,666 ratings — published 2003 — 71 editions
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Falling Man
3.19 of 5 stars 3.19 avg rating — 7,965 ratings — published 2007 — 46 editions
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Mao II
3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 6,058 ratings — published 1991 — 35 editions
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The Body Artist
3.19 of 5 stars 3.19 avg rating — 5,923 ratings — published 2001 — 48 editions
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Point Omega
3.43 of 5 stars 3.43 avg rating — 4,410 ratings — published 2010 — 35 editions
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Americana
3.44 of 5 stars 3.44 avg rating — 2,771 ratings — published 1971 — 27 editions
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The Names
3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 2,313 ratings — published 1982 — 38 editions
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“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 Names

“How strange it is. We have these deep terrible lingering fears about ourselves and the people we love. Yet we walk around, talk to people, eat and drink. We manage to function. The feelings are deep and real. Shouldn't they paralyze us? How is it we can survive them, at least for a little while? We drive a car, we teach a class. How is it no one sees how deeply afraid we were, last night, this morning? Is it something we all hide from each other, by mutual consent? Or do we share the same secret without knowing it? Wear the same disguise?”
Don DeLillo
tags: fear

“The future belongs to crowds.”
Don DeLillo, Mao II

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