Author: Don DeLillo

A fictional speculation on the assassination of John F Kennedy. It chronicles Lee Harvey Oswald’s odyssey from troubled teenager to a man of precarious stability who imagines himself an agent of history…..Read More

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White Noise

Jack Gladney, who is chairman of the department of Hitler studies at Blacksmith College, is afraid of death. So is Babette, who 'gathers and tends the children'. Also afraid of… Continue Reading Posted in: 1945, American Writers, Fear Of Death, Fiction In English


The wild, macabre tale of the twentieth century and of two men—one looking for something he has lost, the other with nothing much to lose—and "V.," the unknown woman of… Continue Reading Posted in: Action & Adventure Fiction, General, Psychological Fiction, United States


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… Continue Reading Posted in: Contemporary Literature & Fiction, Executives, Fiction, History, Literary Fiction


Vineland, a zone of blessed anarchy in northern California, is the last refuge of hippiedom, a culture devastated by the sobriety epidemic, Reaganomics, and the Tube. Here, in an Orwellian… Continue Reading Posted in: California, English Fiction, Northern, United States

Mao II

Bill Gray, a famous, reclusive novelist, emerges from his isolation when he becomes the key figure in an event staged to force the release of a poet hostage in Beirut.Mao… Continue Reading Posted in: African American Literary Fiction, English Fiction, Metaphysical Fiction, United States

The Pale King

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… Continue Reading Posted in: Classic American Literature, Classic Literature & Fiction, David Foster, Fiction, Illinois, Wallace

The Names

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… Continue Reading Posted in: Fiction In English American Writers 1945 Texts, Fiction In English. American Writers

Mason & Dixon

Charles Mason (1728 -1786) and Jeremiah Dixon (1733-1779) were the British Surveyors best remembered for running the boundary between Pennsylvania and Maryland that we know today as the Mason-Dixon Line.… Continue Reading

Falling Man

There is September 11 and then there are the days after, and finally the years."Falling Man" begins in the smoke and ash of the burning towers and traces the aftermath… Continue Reading Posted in: American Literature, Contemporary Literature & Fiction, Psychological Fiction

Old Goriot

His blue eyes, formerly so lively, seemed to have turned a sad leaden grey...People either pitied him or were shocked by him'Monsieur Goriot is one of a select group of… Continue Reading Posted in: Fiction In English, Honorã© De), Pã¨Re Goriot (Balzac, Translations From French

The Broom of the System

The mysterious disappearance of her great-grandmother and twenty-five other elderly inmates from a Shaker Heights nursing home has left Lenore Stonecipher Beadsman emotionally stranded on the edge of the Great… Continue Reading Posted in: Fiction, Humorous Literary Fiction, Literary Satire Fiction, Missing Persons, Ohio Cleveland


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… Continue Reading Posted in: Foreign Exchange Market, Literary Satire Fiction, Satire, Suspense Fiction, United States

The Crying of Lot 49

Suffused with rich satire, chaotic brilliance, verbal turbulence and wild humor, The Crying of Lot 49 opens as Oedipa Maas discovers that she has been made executrix of a former… Continue Reading Posted in: English Fiction, Married Women, United States


A biting satire, JR features JR, an eleven-year-old capitalist, who embodies the cash culture he grows up in. The young JR manipulates his meagre economic beginnings including a shipment of… Continue Reading Posted in: Contemporary Literature & Fiction, Fiction, Free Enterprise, Satire

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