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by Don DeLillo

  • ISBN: 0886192145
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Don DeLillo
  • Subcategory: Literary
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Quality Paperback book club; First edition (1988)
  • FB2 size: 1781 kb
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  • Rating: 4.5
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The book takes the reader from Oswald's childhood to his adolescent stint in the US Marine Corps, through his brief defection to the USSR and subsequent marriage to a Russian girl, and finally his return to the US and his role in Kennedy's assassination.

Don DeLillo published his first short story when he was twenty-three years old. He has since written thirteen novels, including White Noise (1985), which won the National Book Award. It was followed by Libra (1988), his bestselling novel about the assassination of President Kennedy; Mao II (1991), which won the PEN/ Faulkner Award for Fiction; and the bestselling Underworld (1997), which in 2000 won the Howells Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters for the most distinguished work of fiction published in the prior.

From the author of White Noise (winner of the National Book Award) and Zero. This book is like dancing with Don DeLillo, and dancing with the young President, and dancing with the handsome man who has no face, and cannot be named, while ten quaaludes are slushing through your blood system and dark hands are pouring margaritas for you at each slow waltzlike revolution of the enormous ballroom from whose windows the glitterball reveals gun barrels glinting.

Delillo Do. on Delillo The Names The Island 1 For a long time I stayed away from the Acropolis. It daunted me, that somber rock. I preferred to wander in the modern city, imperfect, blaring. The weight and moment of those worked stones promised to make the business of seeing them a complicated one. So much converges there. She would sift dirt on an island in the Aegean. She started learning Greek. She went through a couple of dozen books on archaeology. Her study and planning were carried on in a fusion of anticipation and controlled rage. The latter had its source in my own living person.

DeLillo Don. О книге "Libra"

DeLillo Don. О книге "Libra". The copy I read was a two dollar paperback, but I'm sure there's the dollar hardcover still on my shelves, probably right next to where the three dollar and four dollar hardcovers used to sit.

Libra by Don DeLillo is a 1988 book. Don Delillo is a post modernist author. This is his 9th book This book will make you.

Libra operates at a dizzyingly high level of intensity throughout; it's that true fictional rarity-a novel of admirable depth and relevance that's also a terrific page-turner.

Libra by Don DeLillo. In a very insincere effort to make my page better, I added a banner pic of Oswald. Enjoy, and thanks for keeping the faith folks. Libra by Don DeLillo updated their cover photo.

Электронная книга "Libra", Don DeLillo In this powerful, eerily convincing fictional speculation on the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Don DeLillo chronicles Lee Harvey Oswald's odyssey from troubled teenager to . .

Электронная книга "Libra", Don DeLillo. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "Libra" для чтения в офлайн-режиме. In this powerful, eerily convincing fictional speculation on the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Don DeLillo chronicles Lee Harvey Oswald's odyssey from troubled teenager to a man of precarious stability who imagines himself an agent of history.

Win Everett was at work devising a general shape, a life. He would script a gunman out of ordinary dog-eared paper, the contents of a wallet. Parmenter would contrive to get document blanks from the. Mackey would, find a model for the character Everett was in the process of creating. They wanted a name, a face, a bodily frame they might use to extend their fiction into the world. Everett had decided he wanted one figure to be slightly more visible than the others, a man the investigation might center on, someone who would be trailed and possibly apprehended

In his ninth novel, DeLillo (White Noise) gives the American psyche what it has been awaiting for 25 years--an eerily convincing fictional speculation on the events leading up to the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
Reviews about LIBRA. (7):
Delillo is to be congratulated for digging deep into the life of Lee Harvey Oswald. I am of the opinion that Delillo was painstaking in his research of Oswald; that it is not fancied or concocted. However Delillo's vehicle for recounting Oswald's life is unconvincing . The concept that, at least, rogue agents of the CIA sought to stage a failed attempt at the President's life so as to spur an invasion of Cuba is more than just farfetched. This theory that pinning the attempt on JFK's life on Oswald due his pro Soviet activities does serious damage to the lucid studies which establish firm ground thaf the assassination was intended to be successful, and that high government officals were to varying degrees involved (at least with the massive cover-up). Simple put, Delillo's attempt to place his stamp on the assassination trivializes the historical record, and is a comfort to those who seek to further confuse the American public as to the manner of a cherished President's death.
This is such a wonderfully written book. But in it DeLillo somehow manages to prophesize the next 20 years of JFK assassination research. This book is published a few months before Jim Garrison's "On the Trail of the Assassins" and yet mimics many of the conclusions Garrison himself came to. There is also the question of Oswald and destiny, not in Stephen King's sense, but the question of how long were forces guiding Oswald to his unavoidable fate? And who was Oswald, bother literally and figuratively, something John Armstrong takes up in "Harvey and Lee."
Putting aside references to JFK Assassination research, this is a brilliant book of fiction which manages to fill in the mosaic that is the events and people that lead to the death of John Kennedy.
I did like this book. It is the first I read by DeLillo, but it is not going to be the last one.
Although a novel, the book is based on real facts and the developings that ended in the assassination of President Kennedy.
It helps understand that time in the US, better grasp what that society was like and also the complex, tormented personality of Oswald.
It all masterfully captured by the author
First thing, the larger of the two reviews (I think Publisher's Weekly?) featured by Amazon for this book is very good. Don't expect an explanation of an event disguised as a novel. In Libra, DeLillo is not trying to explain an event in history; he wants to drop us into the lap of that event in all its complexity and nuance. "If we are on the outside, we assume a conspiracy is the perfect working of a scheme. .. A conspiracy is everything that ordinary life is not. It's the inside game, cold, sure, undistracted, forever closed off to us. Or perhaps not." This is the ambiguous world of the Kennedy assasination, the subject of this jewel of a novel. Particularly vivid in these pages is Jack Ruby: explosive and insecure, cruel in one moment, caring the next. And of course, Oswald. We watch Oswald's slow loss of identity. In Libra he disappears from history -- gradually losing touch, direction, hope, meaning. He does not appear to drive himself, nor is he driven by CIA or FBI or other operatives who, try what they will, essentially find him impregnable. Yet, history it what he makes, or finds. It is the Russian character so much involved in Oswald's ersatz defection, Kirilenko, who best seems to understand Oswald as "some kind of Chaplinesque figure, skating along the edges of vast and dangerous events. Unknowing, partly knowing, knowing but not saying, the boy who had a quality of trailing chaos behind him, causing disasters without seeing them happen, making riddles of his life and possibly fools of us all." He is encouraged by an operative not to find a place in history -- "wrong approach Leon" -- but "to get out. Jump out. Find your place and your name on another level." Reading Libra is participating in a waking dream, a graceful juxtaposition of conspiracy and coincidence, coverging at a point in time, at a place in Dallas. Libra is evocative of the whole tragedy, a novel that puts you on edge, not because the outcome is uncertain, but because, at a deep level, one fears to follow DeLillo's exploratory threads. Not a pleasant ride, but a powerful read.
I'm not the biggest DeLillo fan; I thought White Noise was very overrated. But I've seen the movie JFK at least 25 times and find the JFK assassination fascinating. And for that reason, and that reason alone, I found this book enjoyable and fulfilling.
Excellent concept and ideas. Learned so much about Cuban/US relationships at that time. Didn't realize just how complex Lee Harvey Oswald might have been. Could rogue FBI agents really have pulled something like this off? Was Oswald really manipulated his whole life?
It is an excellent book; however, I sometimes found the writing or sequencing to be very disjointed. Still, I believe that the disjointed style lends itself to the persona of some of the characters.
a nicely done thriller novel

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