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.
- White Noise: (Penguin Orange Collection) (2016)
- Underworld: A Novel (1998)
- Mao II: A Novel (1992)
- Libra (Contemporary American Fiction) (1991)
- Great Jones Street (Contemporary American Fiction) (1994)
- Americana (Contemporary American fiction) (1989)
- Zero K: A Novel (2017)
- Point Omega: A Novel (2010)
- The Body Artist: A Novel (2002)
- The Names (1989)
- Falling Man: A Novel (2008)
- End Zone (1986)
- The Angel Esmeralda: Nine Stories (2012)
White Noise: (Penguin Orange Collection) (2016)
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.
Underworld: A Novel (1998)
A 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.
Mao II: A Novel (1992)
“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.
Libra (Contemporary American Fiction) (1991)
In 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.
Great Jones Street (Contemporary American Fiction) (1994)
Bucky 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.
Americana (Contemporary American fiction) (1989)
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. 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.
Zero K: A Novel (2017)
A 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.
Point Omega: A Novel (2010)
A 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.
The Body Artist: A Novel (2002)
Since 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.
The Names (1989)
Set 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.
Falling Man: A Novel (2008)
There 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.
End Zone (1986)
At 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.
The Angel Esmeralda: Nine Stories (2012)
Set 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.
Best Don Delillo Books You Should Read
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Death, Time and Mortality in the Later Novels of Don DeLillo
Author(s): Philipp Wolf
ID: 3243970, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2022, Size: 4 Mb, Format: pdf
Don DeLillo, American Original: Drugs, Weapons, Erotica, and Other Literary Contraband
Author(s): Michael Naas
ID: 3121842, Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic, Year: 2020, Size: 3 Mb, Format: pdf
The Self-Reflexive Art of Don DeLillo
Author(s): Graley Herren
ID: 3121844, Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic, Year: 2019, Size: 11 Mb, Format: pdf
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.