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Science, Religion, and Don DeLillo’s Zero K (Some Thoughts)

I feel like a lot of (although, to be sure, not all) critics writing about DeLillo’s latest novel, Zero K, are getting distracted by a lot of window-dressing and kind of missing the point of what this book wants to be about. Case in point: Nathaniel Rich in the New York Review of Books, who Continue Reading

Letters to the Editor

Readers respond to recent reviews of Don DeLillo’s “Zero K,” Angela Duckworth’s “Grit” and more.

Inside the List

Don DeLillo, at No. 13 on the hardcover fiction list, avoids shoptalk with writer friends: “When I talk to novelists, we tend to talk about movies.”

A Literary Showman

Our own Nick Ripatrazone writes for The Literary Hub about Don DeLillo’s deep Italian-American roots. Pair with Ripatrazone’s Millions review of DeLillo’s new novel, Zero K. The post A Literary Showman appeared first on The Millions...

10 Problems With That Profile of White House Aide Ben Rhodes

You’ll never read a more captivating profile of a White House flack than the one about deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes in this week’s New York Times Magazine. The story has all the trappings of a Don DeLillo novel (including a winking self-awareness of that fact): A would-be novelist witnesses ... More »

Ben Rhodes Has Been Stupid And Irresponsible Regarding Iran

So today's New York Times has the story by David Samuels on Ben Rhodes, where they play bros loving Don DeLillo and Rhodes bragged about his mind melding with Obama over the last 7 years and how he set up echo chambers to fool ignorant and stupid reporters, not to mention out of it foreign policy establishment types. Show More Summary

Open Book: A Rare DeLillo Sighting

Don DeLillo made a rare public appearance to read from his new novel, “Zero K.”

The Novel Still Exists: The Millions Interviews Don DeLillo

"I’ve been thinking lately, I’m not sure why, about my earlier novels, and I’m quite surprised how little I recall of them. I don’t know whether it’s liberating or worrying." The post The Novel Still Exists: The Millions Interviews Don DeLillo appeared first on The Millions.

Shorties (Don DeLillo on His New Novel, Ryan Adams on Heartbreaker, and more)

Bookworm interviewed Don DeLillo about his new novel Zero K. Ryan Adams looked back on his Heartbreaker album (a remastered and expanded edition will be released on Friday) at Rolling Stone. May is Largehearted Boy's first fundraising month. All donations...

Bookshots: 'Zero K' By Don Delillo

3 weeks agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A brief review of Don DeLillo's latest magnum opus, 'Zero K'. Review by Keith Rawson Title: Zero K Who wrote it? National Book Award winner, Don DeLillo Plot in a box: A dutiful but emotionally distant son of a multi-billionaire ex-financier...Show More Summary

Tuesday New Release Day: DeLillo; Millet; Russo; Morgan; Haslett; Erens

New this week: Zero K by Don DeLillo; Sweet Lamb of Heaven by Lydia Millet; Everybody’s Fool by Richard Russo; The Sport of Kings by C.E. Morgan; Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett; and Eleven Hours by Pamela Erens (who we interviewed). For more on these and other new titles, go read our Great 2016 Book Preview. Show More Summary

The Disembodied

Say what you like about Don DeLillo, but you always know where you are with him. With DeLillo you are always, in one way or another, at the end of the world. In his new novel Zero K, you know where you are before you’ve even had a chance...Show More Summary

Born Without Choosing

“[Don] DeLillo’s characters long to penetrate the enigmas and intrigues of his conjured worlds; DeLillo’s readers devour his sentences, images and narratives for what amounts to something similar: for all that DeLillo — the seeker, the prophet, the mystic, the guide — sees.” Don DeLillo has a new book, Zero K, out tomorrow. Show More Summary

Don DeLillo’s Total Art of Memory

When Don DeLillo took the stage at the 2015 National Book Awards, where he accepted the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, he opened with a humorous confession. “Yes,” he said, “I’m here to talk about myself.” Next he did what he always does, what he can’t help but doing: he told a story. […]

Don DeLillo to Give Rare Reading

Don DeLillo is one of America’s best-known, best-regarded authors, but people — including him — are making a big to-do of his new book, Zero K. The author is not particularly known for doing much in the way of publicity for his releases, so last week’s interview in the L.A. Times was a real treat. The Underworld author is […]

The Genius of Don DeLillo’s Post-Underworld Work

Have we held Don DeLillo’s Underworld against him? Masterpieces of an epic scale are a tricky business, not least for the distorting effect they can have on the rest of a writer’s works. Tolstoy wrote two, but most mortals — Melville, George Eliot, Joyce — only get one. And while War and Peace and Anna ... More »

Don DeLillo’s ‘Zero K’

In Don DeLillo’s 16th novel, a billionaire hopes to rid the world of death.

Don DeLillo Will Give Reading Of New Novel At 92Y On Monday

Author Don DeLillo, who is not on Twitter, doesn't make a ton of public appearances. But he's got a new novel out that's been getting some solid reviews, and on Monday he'll be at 92Y for his only New York reading. [ more › ]

Recycling

“You could call Zero K a grand summation of DeLillo’s career themes and prose stylings. You could also call it recycling.” Tony Tulathimutte reviews Don DeLillo’s “techno-prophetic novel,” Zero K. To revisit DeLillo’s prior work, check out David Rice’s review of The Angel Esmeralda. The post Recycling appeared first on The Millions.

A rare interview with Don DeLillo, one of the titans of American fiction

If you want to reach Don DeLillo, don't try to email him; he doesn't email. His preferred method of business communication is via fax. He still writes his novels on a typewriter. That technological reticence notwithstanding, DeLillo is one of the titans of American fiction. The 79-year-old DeLillo...

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