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Creator / Don DeLillo

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"In the 1970s, when I started writing novels, I was a figure in the margins, and that's where I belonged. If I'm headed back that way, that's fine with me, because that's always where I felt I belonged. Things changed for me in the 1980s and 1990s, but I've always preferred to be somewhere in the corner of a room, observing."
—From the 2010 The Sunday Times interview

Donald Richard DeLillo (born November 20, 1936) is an American novelist, short story writer, playwright, screenwriter and essayist.

Novels by Don DeLillo with their own page include:

Tropes found in his works:

  • Black Comedy: A major staple in his work.
  • Doorstopper: Underworld is 827 pages.
  • Fake–Real Turn: In Libra, this is how the assassination of JFK happened. It started as a false flag operation to fake a failed assassination attempt, but became real through a process that will never be fully understood.


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