Don DeLillo

American novelist, playwright and essayist

Donald Richard DeLillo (born November 20, 1936) is an American novelist, short story writer, playwright, screenwriter and essayist. 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, politics, economics, and global terrorism. Initially he was a well-regarded cult writer; however, the publication in 1985 of White Noise brought him widespread recognition, and won him the National Book Award for fiction. It was followed in 1988 by Libra, a bestseller. DeLillo has twice been a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction finalist (for Mao II in 1992 and for Underworld in 1998), won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Mao II in 1992 (receiving a further PEN/Faulkner Award nomination for The Angel Esmeralda in 2012), was granted the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction in 2010, and won the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction in 2013.DeLillo has described his fiction as being concerned with "living in dangerous times", and in a 2005 interview declared, "Writers must oppose systems. It's important to write against power, corporations, the state, and the whole system of consumption and of debilitating entertainments [...] I think writers, by nature, must oppose things, oppose whatever power tries to impose on us."
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Jonathan Lethem

American novelist, essayist, short story writer

works

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Motherless Brooklyn

novel by Jonathan Lethem

author: Jonathan Lethem

1999

The Fortress of Solitude

novel by Jonathan Lethem

author: Jonathan Lethem

2003

Men and Cartoons

short story by Jonathan Lethem

author: Jonathan Lethem

2004

You Don't Love Me Yet

book by Jonathan Lethem

author: Jonathan Lethem

2007

Amnesia Moon

novel by Jonathan Lethem

author: Jonathan Lethem

1995

articles

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Ist »Fear of Music« eine Talking-Heads-Platte? ( 2014 )

article by Jonathan Lethem published in Merkur (2014), issue 780, pp. 422-430.

author: Jonathan Lethem

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Jonathan Franzen

American writer

works

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The Corrections

novel by Jonathan Franzen

author: Jonathan Franzen

2001

Freedom

novel by Jonathan Franzen

author: Jonathan Franzen

2010

The Twenty-Seventh City

novel by Jonathan Franzen

author: Jonathan Franzen

1988

The Discomfort Zone

book by Jonathan Franzen

author: Jonathan Franzen

2006

Purity

novel by Jonathan Franzen

author: Jonathan Franzen

2015

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Bradford Morrow

American writer, editor

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Shelley Jackson

a writer and artist known for her cross-genre experiments

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Bret Easton Ellis

American novelist

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