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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The author of thirteen novels, five plays, and numerous short stories, Don DeLillo was born in 1936. Americana (1971), his first novel, announced the arrival of a major literary talent, and the novels that followed confirmed his reputation as one of the most distinctive and compelling voices in late-twentieth-century American fiction. DeLillo's comic gifts come to the fore in White Noise (1985), which won the National Book Award, and Underworld (1997), with its vivid portraits of actor Jackie Gleason and standup comedian Lenny Bruce.
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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