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Best Don Delillo Books You Should Read

While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Don Delillo books.

1. White Noise: (Penguin Orange Collection) (2016)

Best Don Delillo Books You Should Read  For the seventieth anniversary of Penguin Classics, the Penguin Orange Collection celebrates the heritage of Penguin’s iconic book design with twelve influential American literary classics representing the breadth and diversity of the Penguin Classics library. These collectible editions are dressed in the iconic orange and white tri-band cover design, first created in 1935, while french flaps, high-quality paper, and striking cover illustrations provide the cutting-edge design treatment that is the signature of Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions today.  …
Author(s): Don DeLillo

2. Underworld: A Novel (1998)

Best Don Delillo Books You Should ReadA finalist for the National Book Award, Don DeLillo’s most powerful and riveting novel—“a great American novel, a masterpiece, a thrilling page-turner” (San Francisco Chronicle)—Underworld is about the second half of the twentieth century in America and about two people, an artist and an executive, whose lives intertwine in New York in the fifties and again in the nineties.With cameo appearances by Lenny Bruce, J. Edgar Hoover, Bobby Thompson, Frank Sinatra, Jackie Gleason and Toots Shor, “this is…
Author(s): Don DeLillo

3. Mao II: A Novel (1992)

Best Don Delillo Books You Should Read“One of the most intelligent, grimly funny voices to comment on life in present-day America” (The New York Times), Don DeLillo presents an extraordinary new novel about words and images, novelists and terrorists, the mass mind and the arch-individualist. At the heart of the book is Bill Gray, a famous reclusive writer who escapes the failed novel he has been working on for many years and enters the world of political violence, a nightscape of Semtex explosives and hostages locked in basement rooms. Bill’s dangerous passage leaves two people stranded: his brilliant, fixated…
Author(s): Don DeLillo

4. Libra (Contemporary American Fiction) (1991)

Best Don Delillo Books You Should ReadIn this powerful, eerily convincing fictional speculation on the assassination of , chronicles ‘s odyssey from troubled teenager to a man of precarious stability who imagines himself an agent of history. When “history” presents itself in the form of two disgruntled CIA operatives who decide that an unsuccessful attempt on the life of the president will galvanize the nation against communism, the scales are irrevocably tipped.A gripping, masterful blend of fact and fiction, alive with meticulously portrayed characters both real and created, is a grave, haunting, and brilliant examination of…
Author(s): Don DeLillo

5. Great Jones Street (Contemporary American Fiction) (1994)

Best Don Delillo Books You Should ReadBucky Wunderlick, rock star and budding messiah, has hit a spiritual wall. In mid-tour he bolts fromhis band to hole up in a dingy East Village apartment and separate himself from the paranoid machine that propels the culture he has helped create. As faithful fans await messages, Bucky encounters every sort of roiling farce he is trying to escape. A penetrating look at rock and roll’s merger of art, commerce and urban decay, “reflects our era’s nighmares and hallucinations with all appropriate lurid, tawdry shades” — . #381,565 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #918 in Metaphysical & Visionary…
Author(s): Don DeLillo

6. Americana (Contemporary American fiction) (1989)

Best Don Delillo Books You Should ReadAt 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. David’s world is made up of the images that flicker across America’s screens, the fantasies that enthrall America’s imagination.And the the dream–and the dream-making–become a nightmare. At the height of his success, David sets out to rediscover reality. Camera in hand, he journeys across the country in a mad and moving attempt to capture, to impose a pattern on his own, and America’s past, present, and future. #179,126 in…
Author(s): Don DeLillo

7. Zero K: A Novel (2017)

Best Don Delillo Books You Should ReadA New York Times bestseller, “DeLillo’s haunting new novel, Zero K—his most persuasive since his astonishing 1997 masterpiece, Underworld” (The New York Times), is a meditation on death and an embrace of life.Jeffrey Lockhart’s father, Ross, is a billionaire in his sixties, with a younger wife, Artis Martineau, whose health is failing. Ross is the primary investor in a remote and secret compound where death is exquisitely controlled and bodies are preserved until a future time when biomedical advances and new technologies can return them to a life of transcendent promise. Jeff…
Author(s): Don DeLillo

8. Point Omega: A Novel (2010)

Best Don Delillo Books You Should ReadA brief, unnerving, and exceptionally hard-hitting novel about time and loss as only the bestselling and National Book Award-winning author of White Noise and Underworld can tell it.In this potent and beautiful novel, the writer The New York Times calls “prophetic about twenty-first-century America” looks into the mind and heart of a scholar who was recruited to help the military conceptualize the war. We see Richard Elster at the end of his service. He has retreated to the desert, in search of space and geologic time. There he is joined by a filmmaker and by…
Author(s): Don DeLillo

9. The Body Artist: A Novel (2002)

Best Don Delillo Books You Should ReadSince the publication of his first novel Americana, Don DeLillo has lived in the skin of our times. He has found a voice for the forgotten souls who haunt the fringes of our culture and for its larger-than-life, real-life figures. His language is defiantly, radiantly American. In The Body Artist his spare, seductive twelfth novel, he inhabits the muted world of Lauren Hartke, an artist whose work defies the limits of the body. Lauren is living on a lonely coast, in a rambling rented house, where she encounters a strange, ageless man, a man with uncanny knowledge of her own life. Together they begin a journey into the wilderness…
Author(s): Don DeLillo

10. The Names (1989)

Best Don Delillo Books You Should ReadSet against the backdrop of a lush and exotic Greece, is considered the book which began to drive "sharply upward the size of his readership" (Los Angeles Times Book Review). Among the cast of DeLillo’s bizarre yet fully realized characters in are Kathryn, the narrator’s estranged wife; their son, the six-year-old novelist; Owen, the scientist; and the neurotic narrator obsessed with his own neuroses. A thriller, a mystery, and still a moving examination of family, loss, and the amorphous and magical potential of language itself, stands with any of DeLillo’s more recent and highly acclaimed works. " not only…
Author(s): Don DeLillo

11. Falling Man: A Novel (2008)

Best Don Delillo Books You Should ReadThere is September 11 and then there are the days after, and finally the years. Falling Man is a magnificent, essential novel about the event that defines turn-of-the-century America. It begins in the smoke and ash of the burning towers and tracks the aftermath of this global tremor in the intimate lives of a few people. First there is Keith, walking out of the rubble into a life that he’d always imagined belonged to everyone but him. Then Lianne, his estranged wife, memory-haunted, trying to reconcile two versions of the same shadowy man….
Author(s): Don DeLillo

12. End Zone (1986)

Best Don Delillo Books You Should ReadAt Logos College in West Texas, huge young men, vacuum-packed into shoulder pads and shiny helmets, play football with intense passion. During an uncharacteristic winning season, the perplexed and distracted running back Gary Harkness has periodic fits of nuclear glee; he is fueled and shielded by his fear of and fascination with nuclear conflict. Among oddly afflicted and recognizable players, the terminologies of football and nuclear war–the language of end zones–become interchangeable, and their meaning deteriorates as the collegiate year…
Author(s): Don DeLillo

13. The Angel Esmeralda: Nine Stories (2012)

Best Don Delillo Books You Should ReadSet in Greece, the Caribbean, Manhattan, a white-collar prison and outer space, this “small masterpiece of short fiction” (USA Today) is a mesmerizing introduction to Don DeLillo’s iconic voice. In “Creation,” a couple at the end of a cruise somewhere in the West Indies can’t get off the island—flights canceled, unconfirmed reservations, a dysfunctional economy. In “Human Moments in World War III,” two men orbiting the earth, charged with gathering intelligence and reporting to Colorado Command, hear the voices of American radio, from a half…
Author(s): Don DeLillo

Best Don Delillo Books You Should Read

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Zero K

Author(s): Don DeLillo
Publisher: Scribner, Year: 2016, Size: 2 Mb, Download: mobi
ID: 1499335

Rewiring the Real: In Conversation with William Gaddis, Richard Powers, Mark Danielewski, and Don DeLillo

Author(s): Mark C. Taylor
Publisher: Columbia University Press, Year: 2013, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1030235

Rewiring the real : in conversation with William Gaddis, Richard Powers, Mark Danielewski, and Don DeLillo

Author(s): Taylor, Mark C.; Gaddis, William; Powers, Richard; Danielewski, Mark Z.; DeLillo, Don
Publisher: Columbia University Press, Year: 2013, Size: 8 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1429921

Appreciating Don Delillo: The Moral Force of a Writer's Work

Author(s): Paul Giaimo
Publisher: Praeger (An Imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC), Year: 2011, Size: 834 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 808492

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are truly best-sellers according to The New York Times, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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