Unterwelt

Author: Don DeLillo
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
ISBN: 3462306022
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Die Handlung des Romans schwingt in großen Bögen von den 50er Jahren in die heutige Zeit und zurück, fahrt von New York durch die Weiten Amerikas bis in die Wüste Arizonas. Nick Shay, der eine Schuld aus seiner Jugend in sich trägt, arbeitet und lebt mit seiner Familie in Arizona. In der Wüste von Arizona bemalt Klara Sax, die leidenschaftlich für ihre Unabhängigkeit von Familie und Konventionen gekämpft hat, den Abfall der Geschichte, ausrangierte B-52 Bomber, und schafft ein gigantisches Kunstobjekt. In New York, in der Bronx, hatten Nick und Klara einst eine kurze, leidenschaftliche Affäre. Ihre Lebensläufe, ihre Erinnerungen verbinden sich mit einer Vielzahl von unvergeßlichen Figuren, fiktiven und historischen, mit politischen, sportlichen und künstlerischen Ereignissen und mit einem Baseball, der 1951 bei einem berühmten Spiel geschlagen wurde, als zum gleichen Zeitpunkt die Sowjetunion ihre erste Atombombe zündete. Kunstvoll komponiert, in einer lebendigen, originellen und facettenreichen Sprache geschrieben, ist Unterwelt ein unvergleichlicher Roman, ein Bild Amerikas, ein Bild unserer Zeit und unserer Welt. In seinem großen Roman Unterwelt beschwört Don DeLillo ein faszinierendes Panorama der letzten Hälfte dieses Jahrhunderts. Unsere Alltagswelt, Kunst, Sport und Politik, die alles bestimmende Bilderflut von der Werbung bis zum Internet spiegeln sich im Leben der Figuren, in deren Mittelpunkt Nick Shay, Manager in einer Müllentsorgungsfirma, und Klara Sax, eine Konzeptkünstlerin, stehen.

Unterwelt

Author: Don DeLillo
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783462027365
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Aus dem amerik. von Frank Heibert.

Underworld

Author: Don DeLillo
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416595854
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A finalist for the National Book Award, Don DeLillo’s most powerful and riveting novel—“a great American novel, a masterpiece, a thrilling page-turner” (San Francisco Chronicle)—Underworld is about the second half of the twentieth century in America and about two people, an artist and an executive, whose lives intertwine in New York in the fifties and again in the nineties. With cameo appearances by Lenny Bruce, J. Edgar Hoover, Bobby Thompson, Frank Sinatra, Jackie Gleason and Toots Shor, “this is DeLillo’s most affecting novel…a dazzling, phosphorescent work of art” (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times).

The Underworld A Novel

Author: Kevin Canty
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393293068
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For readers of Russell Banks and Richard Ford, a novel about loss, love, and redemption following a catastrophe in a small mining town. In The Underworld, Kevin Canty tells a story inspired by the facts of a disastrous fire that took place in an isolated silver mining town in Idaho in the 1970s, in which almost everyone in town lost a friend, a lover, a brother, or a husband. The Underworld imagines the fates of a handful of fictional survivors and their loved ones—Jordan, a young widow with twin children; David, a college student trying to make a life for himself in another town; Lionel, a lifelong hard-rock miner—as they struggle to come to terms with the loss. It’s a tough, hard-working, hard-drinking town, a town of whores and priests and bar fights, but nobody’s tough enough to get through this undamaged. A powerful and unforgettable tale about small-town lives and the healing power of love in the midst of suffering.

Queen Of The Underworld

Author: Gail Godwin
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1588365182
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Here at last is the eagerly awaited new novel from New York Times bestselling author Gail Godwin. Queen of the Underworld is sweeping and sultry literary fiction, featuring a memorable young heroine and engaging characters whose intimate dramas interconnect with hers. In the summer of 1959, as Castro clamps down on Cuba and its first wave of exiles flees to the States to wait out what they hope to be his short-lived reign, Emma Gant, fresh out of college, begins her career as a reporter. Her fierce ambition and belief in herself are set against the stories swirling around her, both at the newspaper office and in her downtown Miami hotel, which is filling up with refugees. Emma’s avid curiosity about life thrives amid the tropical charms and intrigues of Miami. While toiling at the news desk, she plans the fictional stories she will write in her spare time. She spends her nights getting to know the Cuban families in her hotel–and rendezvousing with her married lover, Paul Nightingale, owner of a private Miami Beach club. As Emma experiences the historical events enveloping the city, she trains her perceptive eye on the people surrounding her: a newfound Cuban friend who joins the covert anti-Castro training brigade, a gambling racketeer who poses a grave threat to Paul, and a former madam, still in her twenties, who becomes both Emma’s obsession and her alter ego. Emma’s life, like a complicated dance that keeps sweeping her off her balance, is suddenly filled with divided loyalties, shady dealings, romantic and professional setbacks, and, throughout, her adamant determination to avoid “usurpation” by others and remain the protagonist of her own quest. From the Hardcover edition.

The Darkest Promise Lords Of The Underworld Book 13

Author: Gena Showalter
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 1474070787
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New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter returns with a sizzling Lords of the Underworld story about an iron-willed sovereign and the somber beauty who melts him with a glance...

Terrorism And Temporality In The Works Of Thomas Pynchon And Don Delillo

Author: James Gourley
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1441109560
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Terrorism and Temporality in the Works of Thomas Pynchon and Don DeLillo starts from a simple premise: that the events of the 11th of September 2001 must have had a major effect on two New York residents, and two of the seminal authors of American letters, Pynchon and DeLillo. By examining implicit and explicit allusion to these events in their work, it becomes apparent that both consider 9/11 a crucial event, and that it has profoundly impacted their work. From this important point, the volume focuses on the major change identifiable in both authors' work; a change in the perception, and conception, of time. This is not, however, a simple change after 2001. It allows, at the same time, a re-examination of both authors work, and the acknowledgment of time as a crucial concept to both authors throughout their careers. Engaging with several theories of time, and their reiteration and examination in both authors' work, this volume contributes both to the understanding of literary time, and to the work of Pynchon and DeLillo.

Don Delillo S Underworld The Artful Reality Of Simulacra

Author: Otmar Lichtenwörther
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3638702928
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Diploma Thesis from the year 2002 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: y (1), University of Graz (Institute for American Studies), language: English, abstract: Underworld (1997), DeLillos elfter Roman, ist bis dato sein ehrgeizigstes Projekt. In diesem 827-seitigen Nachruf auf den Kalten Krieg vereint und verdichtet er viele der Themen seiner schriftstellerischen Karriere: Verschworungstheorien und Formen der Paranoia, atomare Bedrohung, das Spannungsverhaltnis zwischen fiktionalem Erzahlen und Historiographie, die Fragmentarisierung der grands recits, Onomastik und die Macht der Sprache; der Einfluss des Films, des Fernsehens und der Werbung auf unsere alltagliche Wirklichkeitswahrnehmung wie auch auf kunstlerisches Schaffen, Jean Baudrillards Simulakrum; Gewalt und die unterschwellige Faszination, die die Medienberichterstattung uber Naturkatastrophen, Terrorakte, Serienmorder, Amoklaufer, Flugzeugabsturze und dergleichen auf uns ausubt; Sport; Homophobie, der Konsumwahn und die Macht des multinationalen Kapitals; Kunst und die Frage, ob subversive Kunst, Kunst die gesellschaftlich noch etwas bewegen kann, in einem soziokulturellen Rahmen, den wir grob mit den Begriffen Postmoderne oder Spatkapitalismus umreissen konnen, noch moglich ist; und schliesslich noch Mull als empirisches Faktum und als grosse historische, psychoanalytische und asthetische Metapher. Eine Metapher, die fast jeden Aspekt des Romans in sich vereinigt. Mull ist im buchstablichen Sinne und als Metapher nahezu allgegenwartig und dient in der Diskussion der vielschichtigen und weitverzweigten historischen, politischen und asthetischen Implikationen von Underworld als allumfassendes Bild. Der aus unser aller Alltag wohlbekannte Begriff des Recycling, und Containment, ein Wort, das etwa im Begriff Mullcontainer" schon langst Bestandteil auch der deutschen Sprache ist, bilden dabei das Grundgerust dieser Betrachtu

Underwords

Author: Joseph Dewey
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
ISBN: 9780874137859
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Don DeLillo's 1997 masterwork Underworld, one of the most acclaimed and long-awaited novels of the last twenty years, was immediately recognized as a landmark novel, not only in the long career of one of America's most distinguished novelists but also in the ongoing evolution of the postmodern novel. Vast in scope, intricately organized, and densely allusive, the text provided an immediate and engaging challenge to readers of contemporary fiction. This collection of thirteen essays brings together new and established voices in American studies and contemporary American literature to assess the place of this remarkable novel not only within the postmodern tradition but within the larger patterns of American literature and culture as well. By seeking to place the novel within such a context, this lively collection of provocative readings offers a valuable guide for both students and scholars of the American literary imagination.

Don Delillo S Underworld

Author: John Duvall
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826452412
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This is part of a new series of guides to contemporary novels. The aim of the series is to give readers accessible and informative introductions to some of the most popular, most acclaimed and most influential novels of recent years - from ‘The Remains of the Day' to ‘White Teeth'. A team of contemporary fiction scholars from both sides of the Atlantic has been assembled to provide a thorough and readable analysis of each of the novels in question.