Don Delillo standing outside in a jacket, black and white photo

Don DeLillo

Don DeLillo published his first novel, Americana, in 1971, followed by five more, among them Great Jones Street and Players, before the end of that decade. He remarked in the 1990s, “The novel’s not dead, it’s not even seriously injured, but I do think we’re working in the margins, working in the shadows of the novel’s greatness and influence…Everything in the culture argues against the novel, particularly the novel that tries to be equal to the complexities and excesses of the culture.” DeLillo’s most recent novel, Zero K, was published in 2016.

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