Don DeLillo (born November 20, 1936) is an American essayist, novelist, playwright, and short story writer. His works have covered subjects as diverse as television, nuclear war, sports, the complexities of language, performance art, the Cold War, mathematics, the advent of the digital age, and global terrorism. He currently lives near New York City in the suburb of Bronxville. DeLillo has twice ... more »
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The force of a death should be enormous but how can you know what kind of man you've killed or who was the braver and stronger if you have to peer through layers of glass that deliver the image but ob...Don Delillo (b. 1926), U.S. author. Frank Vásquez, in Libra, pt. 2, "6 September," (1988).
The figure of the gunman in the window was inextricable from the victim and his history. This sustained Oswald in his cell. It gave him what he needed to live. The more time he spent in a cell, the st...Don Delillo (b. 1926), U.S. author. "In Dallas," pt. 2, Libra (1988). Referring to Lee Harvey Oswald.
''There's always a period of curious fear between the first sweet-smelling breeze and the time when the rain comes cracking down.''Don Delillo (b. 1926), U.S. author. James Axton, in The Names, ch. 12 (1982).
''Hardship makes the world obscure.''Don Delillo (b. 1926), U.S. author. James Axton, in The Names, ch. 12 (1982).
Don't you realize that as long as you have to sit down to pee, you'll never be a dominant force in the world? You'll never be a convincing technocrat or middle manager. Because people will know. She's...Don Delillo (b. 1926), U.S. author. James Axton to his wife Kathryn, in The Names, ch. 5 (1982).