Don DeLill. s original, versatile, and, in his disdain of last year’s emotional guarantees, fastidiou. .Into our technology-ridden daily lives he reads the sinister ambiguities, the floating ugliness of America’s recent history. John Updike, The New Yorker. Lyrical, romantic and absorbin.What matters in is the peripheral movement, a surrealistic swirl of terrorism, anomie and sex, into which the central characters and the reader alike are ultimately consumed. Ardie Ivie, Los Angeles Times. A hard-edged, chilling work by an important American writer. Portions of this book have previously appeared in Esquire. DeLillo, Don. Players. Originally published: New York: Knopf, 1977.
The more you read both Thomas Pynchon and Don DeLillo, the more it becomes apparent that, for all their similarities, Pynchon defines his world in terms of underground versus over- (or above-)ground, while DeLillo defines his in terms of outside versus inside. They are not big substantive differences, they are more differences of nuance.
Players is Don DeLillo's fifth novel, published in 1977. It follows Lyle and Pammy Wynant, a young and affluent Manhattan couple whose casual boredom is overturned by their willing participation in chaotic detours from the everyday.
Pan Macmillan, 19 мая 2016 г. 0 Отзывы. 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 desperation: their talk is mostly chatter, their sex life more a matter of obligatory "satisfaction" than pleasure. And still they remain untouched, "players" indifferent to the violence that surrounds them, and that they have helped to create.
In Players DeLillo explores the dark side of contemporary affluence and its discontents. Pammy and Lyle Wynant are an attractive, modern couple who seem to have it all. Вперед →. – 1 из 48 –.
Only 7 left in stock (more on the way). What elevates Players, however, from a thought-provoking thriller to the level of a small masterpiece is the effect of DeLillo's precise and poetic prose-a laser-like instrument of an intellect you can't help to observe with awe as it cuts, exposes, and illuminates even ordinary experience to reveal malignant truths one may have felt or suspected, but never seen. or been able to articulate before. Don DeLillo is the rare writer who makes other writers, me included, take up woodworking or suicide in despair.
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. The first novel by Don DeLillo, author of White Noise (winner of the National Book Award) and Zero K At twenty-eight, David Bell is the American Dream come true. He has fought his way to the top, surviving office purges and scandals tobecome a top television executive.