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Don DeLillo

Don DeLillo in 1988 (Bernard Gotfryd/Library of Congress)

Major works:
The NamesWhite NoiseLibraMao IIUnderworld

“Like Dostoyevsky, Don DeLillo probes deeply into the sociopolitical and moral life of his country. Over a long and important career, he has inspired his readers with the diversity of his themes and the virtuosity of his prose.”—James H. Billington, Librarian of Congress

“DeLillo is a tough guy. He has no patience for what doesn’t apply. It is cold, but it is a coldness one delights in. It’s part of what gives you the frisson you are reading for in DeLillo. That chilling knowing becomes a comfort in itself. One is warmed by the absolute correctness of it. In this respect he is our most visionary writer.”—Gordon Lish

“Here is a writer of high intellect and harsh originality, equipped with extraordinary gifts of eye and ear—and of nose, palate and fingertip.”—Martin Amis

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