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A group of Americans in Northern California in 1984 are struggling with the consequences of their lives in the sixties, still run by the passions of those times -- sexual and political -- which have r…
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"One of the most intelligent, grimly funny voices to comment on life in present-day America" (The New York Times), Don DeLillo presents an extraordinary new novel about words and images, novelists and…
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· 12836 Ratings
From the author of White Noise (winner of the National Book Award) and Zero K

In this powerful, eerily convincing fictional speculation on the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Don DeLillo chronicles L…
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Lost in the Funhouse
3.71 avg. rating
· 5360 Ratings
Barth's lively, highly original collection of short pieces is a major landmark of experimental fiction. Though many of the stories gathered here were published separately, there are several themes com…
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The Recognitions
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· 3876 Ratings
The book Jonathan Franzen dubbed the "ur-text of postwar fiction" and the "first great cultural critique, which, even if Heller and Pynchon hadn't read it while composing Catch-22 and V., managed to a…
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White Noise
3.93 avg. rating
· 17784 Ratings
Part of the Penguin Orange Collection, a limited-run series of twelve influential and beloved American classics in a bold series design offering a modern take on the iconic Penguin paperback

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The Broom of the System
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Published when Wallace was just twenty-four years old, The Broom of the System stunned critics and marked the emergence of an extraordinary new talent. At the center of this outlandishly funny, fierce…
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Carpenter's Gothic
3.77 avg. rating
· 1198 Ratings
This story of raging comedy and despair centers on the tempestuous marriage of an heiress and a Vietnam veteran. From their "carpenter gothic" rented house, Paul sets himself up as a media consultant …
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3.30 avg. rating
· 1267 Ratings
In this remarkable novel of menace and mystery 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 desperatio…
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3.93 avg. rating
· 23324 Ratings
While Eisenstein documented the forces of totalitarianism and Stalinism upon the faces of the Russian peoples, DeLillo offers a stunning, at times overwhelming, document of the twin forces of the Cold…
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Running Dog
3.45 avg. rating
· 1473 Ratings
DeLillo's Running Dog, originally published in 1978, follows Moll Robbins, a New York city journalist trailing the activities of an influential senator. In the process she is dragged into the black ma…
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3.23 avg. rating
· 12120 Ratings
It is a stunningly eventful day in the life of Eric Packer, a multi-billionaire who has recently married the heiress of a vast European fortune. A violent protest is being staged by anti-globalist gro…
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Goodbye, Dragon Inn
4.50 avg. rating
· 32 Ratings
Is cinema really dying? As movie houses close and corporations dominate, the art form is at risk of changing beyond recognition. In this wide-ranging and elegiac essay, Nick Pinkerton reflects upon Ts…
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· 5578 Ratings
Molloy, the first of the three masterpieces which constitute Samuel Beckett’s famous trilogy, appeared in French in 1951, followed seven months later by Malone Dies (Malone meurt), and two years later…
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Great Jones Street
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· 2675 Ratings
A troubling satire of the romantic myth of stardom and the empty heart of rock and roll, more relevant than ever in our celebrity-obsessed times.

Bucky Wunderlick is a rock and roll star. Dissatisfied …
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Point Omega
3.45 avg. rating
· 6656 Ratings
Don DeLillo looks into the mind and heart of a "defense intellectual," one of the men involved in the management of the country's war machine.

Don DeLillo has been "weirdly prophetic about twenty-first…
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The Silence
2.72 avg. rating
· 3945 Ratings

Don DeLillo completed this novel just weeks before the advent of Covid-19. The Silence is the story of a different catastrophic event. Its resonances offer a mysterious solace.

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Europe Central
3.91 avg. rating
· 2241 Ratings
In this magnificent work of fiction, William T. Vollmann turns his trenchant eye to the authoritarian cultures of Germany and the USSR in the twentieth century. Assembling a composite portrait of thes…
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The Names
3.64 avg. rating
· 3265 Ratings
Set against the backdrop of a lush and exotic Greece, The Names is considered the book which began to drive "sharply upward the size of his readership" (Los Angeles Times Book Review). Among the cast …
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4.27 avg. rating
· 2221 Ratings
J R is the long-awaited novel from William Gaddis, author of The Recognitions, that tremendous book which, in the twenty years since its publication, has come to be acknowledged as an American masterp…
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Oblivion: Stories
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· 11264 Ratings
In the stories that make up Oblivion, David Foster Wallace joins the rawest, most naked humanity with the infinite involutions of self-consciousness—a combination that is dazzlingly, uniquely his. The…
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The Angel Esmeralda
3.74 avg. rating
· 2791 Ratings
From one of the greatest writers of our time, a collection of short stories, written between 1979 and 2011; chronicling—and foretelling—three decades of American culture.

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The Body Artist
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· 7669 Ratings
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In whatever form Don DeLillo chooses to write, there is simply no other American author who has so consistently pushed the boundaries of fiction in his effort to capture the z…
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The Jakarta Method: Washington's Anticommunist Crusade and the Mass Murder Program that Shaped Our World
The hidden story of the wanton slaughter -- in Indonesia, Latin America, and around the world -- backed by the United States.
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Pale Fire
4.09 avg. rating
· 38940 Ratings
The American poet John Shade is dead. His last poem, 'Pale Fire', is put into a book, together with a preface, a lengthy commentary and notes by Shade's editor, Charles Kinbote. Known on campus as the…
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End Zone
3.66 avg. rating
· 2315 Ratings
Gary Harkness is a football player and student at Logos College, West Texas. During a season of unprecedented success on the football field, he becomes increasingly obsessed with the threat of nuclear…
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3.44 avg. rating
· 3940 Ratings
En nous lançant aux trousses de David Bell, l’inquiet et séduisant narrateur du roman, Don DeLillo nous entraîne dans les arcanes d’une société où l’on bascule facilement du confort de l’establishment…
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Infinite Jest
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· 62705 Ratings
A gargantuan, mind-altering tragi-comedy about the Pursuit of Happiness in America.

Set in an addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed-up family to come …
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The Tunnel
3.86 avg. rating
· 1253 Ratings
Thirty years in the making, William Gass's second novel first appeared on the literary scene in 1995, at which time it was promptly hailed as an indisputable masterpiece. The story of a middle aged pr…
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3.69 avg. rating
· 1606 Ratings
The bold and boundlessly original debut novel from the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and Synecdoche, New York.

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The Pale King
3.96 avg. rating
· 13903 Ratings
The agents at the IRS Regional Examination Center in Peoria, Illinois, appear ordinary enough to newly arrived trainee David Foster Wallace. But as he immerses himself in a routine so tedious and repe…
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