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Marginalia’s moment: Philip Roth, Don DeLillo and the joys of writing in books

It's time to stop fetishizing books as sacred objects and start happily defacing them

The first sentence of Underworld . . .

... was actually the last one Don DeLillo wrote, and he had a devil of a time doing it. That and more at this fascinating look at annotations DeLillo made to a copy of Underworld for a charity auction. DeLillo was given the option of annotating “Underworld” or “Americana,” but felt that his distance from the latter was too great. Show More Summary

Don DeLillo’s Annotated “Underworld”

On December 2nd, Christie’s will host the PEN American Center’s First Editions/Second Thoughts benefit, an auction of first-edition books annotated by their authors. (Last year, PEN English held an inaugural version of the event, atShow More Summary

The Paris Review Daily on Paul Muldoon’s First Chapbook Knowing My Place

On December 2nd, PEN American Center will auction seventy-five annotated first editions by accomplished writers including Jane Smiley and Don DeLillo, with all proceeds to benefit PEN: a literary organization devoted to free expression. Included in the auction is Paul Muldoon’s first chapbook with Muldoon’s own annotations, it’s called Knowing My Place. At Paris Review, [...]

Toni Morrison, Patti Smith hand-annotate books for PEN benefit

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Books hand-annotated by Toni Morrison, Patti Smith, Don Delillo, Philip Roth and others are being auctioned at Christie's to benefit PEN American Center in New York.

Author Don DeLillo Offers His Thoughts on Taylor Swift's 'White Noise'

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Don DeLillo, author of the famous literary novel White Noise, has supplied The Atlantic with a review of the third track from Taylor Swift's latest album – eight seconds of static that were briefly made available to Canadian iTunes customers earlier this week. Read more...

We must stop praying to our iPhones: Dissent and critical thinking in the Internet era

Don DeLillo and Thomas Pynchon have it right: Apple, Amazon and other tech companies really want everyone the same

Where Fashion Meets Film | 5 of the Most Enduring Fashion Designer x Film Collaborations

With Dior Creative Director, Raf Simons, set to costume the latest Luca Guadagnino feature Body Art (an adaptation of the 2001 novel The Body Artist by Don DeLillo), we are once again reminded of the longstanding relationship between… Where Fashion Meets Film | 5 of the Most Enduring Fashion Designer x Film Collaborations is a post by staff on Highsnobiety.

Is that Don DeLillo crowdsourcing a story on Facebook?

Probably not. But maybe! And if by some chance it really is him, he's writing a story with his friends right now

What We’re Reading: DeLillo, “The Examined Life,” “Olive Kitteridge”

I’m researching a book that involves a conspiracy, so I recently went back and read Don DeLillo’s “Libra,” about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. I’d forgotten what an incredible book it is. DeLillo has brought the cipher of Oswald disconcertingly alive. Show More Summary

Aiming for a bestseller as California Bookstore Day gets set to launch

If you see a quote from Don DeLillo's "White Noise" spray-painted around the city next week, blame California Bookstore Day.

Lois Wallace, a Respected Agent of Prominent Authors, Dies at 73

Ms. Wallace formed a small but prestigious literary agency that represented Erich Segal, William F. Buckley Jr., Joan Didion and Don DeLillo.

Don DeLillo’s Secret (Seventh) Book

Don DeLillo’s seventh book was his first big hit, but you’d never know it from looking at the work’s cover or title page. That’s because he wrote Amazons: An Intimate Memoir by the First Woman Ever to Play in the National Hockey League under the pseudonym, Cleo Birdwell. (Bonus: DeLillo’s 2009 story, “Midnight in Dostoevsky” […]

Letter from the Archive: Don DeLillo

12 months agoNews : News Desk

In 2010, after the acclaimed Bronx-born novelist Don DeLillo won the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction, Philip Roth extolled the “combination of terror and comedy and sheer song” in DeLillo’s prose. DeLillo, who...Show More Summary

562 Top Writers: Time for 'Digital Bill of Rights'

Yesterday, these guys came together to call on the world to limit spying; today, the globe's leading writers are taking up the mantle. Some 562 authors, from Margaret Atwood to Don DeLillo to Ian McEwan, are following tech firms' anti-surveillance push with one of their own: They're calling on the...

What I bought – 20 November 2013

“This is what history consists of. It’s the sum total of all the things they aren’t telling us.” (Don DeLillo, from Libra) Atomic Robo: Real Science Adventures #12. Main story by Brian Clevinger (writer), Erica Henderson (colorist), M. D. Penman (artist), Jeff Powell (letterer); “The Getaway” by Brian Clevinger (writer), Jeff Dellagatta (artist), Jeff Powell [...]

Don DeLillo

last yearOdd : HiLobrow

"If we're bad citizens, we're doing our job."

FIVER — LOST THE PLOT

“All plots tend to move deathward. This is the nature of plots.” ~ Don DeLillo To try and describe the effect of Simone Schmidt’s voice is to commit yourself to an ill-fated plot. Though she uses prose, guitars, voice–all the usual weaponry of the music we talk about here–she succumbs to none of their standards. [...]

Q&A: Rafe Bartholomew With Don DeLillo : Grantland Flashback: Underworld Director's Cut

last yearSports : Grantland

Revisiting the prologue to Don DeLillo's American epic following the death this week of Brooklyn Dodgers outfielder Andy Pafko, who was in left for the "Shot Heard Round the World."

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