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Conversations with Don DeLillo

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In novel after award-winning novel, Don DeLillo (b. 1936) exhibits his deep distrust of language and the way it can conceal as much as it reveals. Not surprisingly, DeLillo treats interviews with the same care and caution. For years, he shunned them altogether. As his fiction grew in popularity, especially with White Noise, and he began to confront the historical record of ...more
Paperback, 183 pages
Published January 13th 2005 by University Press of Mississippi
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The interview from Paris Review is by far the best interview to be found in here. It's worth either getting a copy of this book, or hunting down the issue itself (it doesn't seem that this one has come out in the so-far published volumes of The Paris Review Interviews). Many other interviews have moments of mild interest, but I'm shocked to think that these were the best of the available interviews out there (though that number isn't all that high, since DeLillo doesn't like doing many intervi ...more
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MUST READ. I bet DeLillo is awesome and mildly crazy. If he's even half as crazy as Philip K Dick was I'll be happy. Ha
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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
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“I felt Joyce was an influence on my fiction, but in a very general way, as a kind of inspiration and a model for the beauty of language. ” 2 likes
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