A young television executive takes to the road in the 1960s with a movie camera to capture his own past in a "cinema verite" documentary. Within this framework, he delivers his observations on the influence of film, modern corporate life, young marriage, New York City and hipness.
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At twenty-eight, David Bell is the American dream come true. He has fought his way to the top, surviving office purges and scandals to become 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 then the dream--and the dream-making--become a nightmare. At the height of his success, David sets out to rediscover reality.About the Author:
Don DeLillo published his first short story when he was twenty-three years old. He has since written twelve novels, including White Noise (1985) which won the National Book Award. It was followed by Libra (1988), his novel about the assassination of President Kennedy, and by Mao II, which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.
In 1997, he published the bestselling Underworld, and in 1999 he was awarded the Jerusalem Prize, given to a writer whose work expresses the theme of the freedom of the individual in society; he was the first American author to receive it. He is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
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Book Description Penguin, Harmonsworth Uk. Softcover. Book Condition: Neu. Ohne Schutzumschlag. Don DeLillo Americana 377 S. pb Penguin neu . David Bell's rise as New York's youngest TV executive was meteoric; now he sits at his desk making paper-clip necklaces, playing power games with his secretary and speculating about the identity of the mysterious memo-writer known as Trotsky. In a subsequent flight across America with a beautiful sculptor, an alcoholic and Vietnam veteran turned blocked novelist, David's most precious possession is a 16mm film camera. Drawn by its power, the citicens of a small mid-western town become willing actors in the bizarre movies that he begins making in his motel room. "Nearly every sentence of Americana rings true. DeLillo is a man of frightening perception" Joce Carol Oates. Bookseller Inventory # 000607