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ISBN-10: 0684848155
ISBN-13: 9780684848150
Publisher: Scribner Book Company
Publish Date: 07/09/1998
Dimensions: 8.20" L, 5.50" W, 1.80" H

Underworld

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Overview

Nick Shay and Klara Sax knew each other once, intimately, and they meet again in the American desert. He is trying to outdistance the crucial events of his early life; she is an artist who has made a blood struggle for independence.

“Underworld” is a story of men and women together and apart, seen in deep, clear detail and in stadium-sized panoramas, shadowed throughout by the overarching conflict of the Cold War. It is a novel that accepts every challenge of these extraordinary times — Don DeLillo’s greatest and most powerful work of fiction.

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"His best novel and perhaps that most elusive of creatures, a great American novel... a masterpiece in which the depth and reach of the commonplace are invested with universal scope and grandeur. Underworld is also a thrilling page-turner." –David Wiegand, The San Francisco Chronicle Book Review

"Underworld surges with magisterial confidence through time and through space." –Martin Amis, The New York Times Book Review

"The sheer size of the imaginative act and the beauty of its imagery are what is so impressive about this novel.... Underworld is a magnificent book by an American master." –Salman Rushdie

"Utterly extraordinary ... in its epic ambition and accomplishment, Underworld calls out for comparison with works that have defined the consciousness of their age." –Melvin Jules Bukiet, Chicago Tribune Books

"You pick up and travel with DeLill o anywhere–the bliss of a baseball game, the meeting of old lovers in a desert. He offers us another history of ourselves. He smells the music in argument and brag. He throws the unbitten coin of fame back at us. This book is an aria and a wolf-whistle of our half-century. It contains multitudes." –Michael Ondaatje

"DeLillo understands the capacity of words to elevate us above the mundane, to establish a distance from things and a mastery over them, a power emerging from the capacity given to Adam, the ability to name." –Steven E. Alford, Houston Chronicle

"Reading DeLillo's books bolsters our belief in the art of fiction: one bright shining sentence after another." –Paul Elie, Elle

"For those who love eloquent prose and powerful ideas, Underworld is an eight-course meal. .. . A n eye-opener, a consciousness-raising treatise on modern America by a writer in love with the power of words." –Dorman T. Shindler, The Denver Post

"Underworld soars. Bigger and richer than anything Do n DeLillo has done before, this multicharacter, time-leaping, sea-to-shining-sea dissection of American life is perilously good–so good, so strong, deep, knowing and funny." –Phil Hanrahan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

"Underworld, DeLillo's richest and most ambitious novel, seeks nothing less than the secret truths of modern America. " –Gary Lee Stonum, The Plain Dealer

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Details

ISBN-10: 0684848155
ISBN-13: 9780684848150
Publisher: Scribner Book Company
Publish Date: 07/09/1998
Dimensions: 8.20" L, 5.50" W, 1.80" H
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