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THE NAMES: Don DeLillo THE NAMES: Don DeLillo

THE NAMES

Don DeLillo

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ISBN 10: 0330297511 / ISBN 13: 9780330297516
Published by Picador, London, 1987
Used Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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First impression of the first UK paperback edition, with full number-string sequence including the no. "1": 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. ***Near fine in colour illustrated wrappers. No inscriptions. Paper slightly browned. No tears. No reading crease to spine. Spine tight. ***198mm x 130mm. 339 pages plus publisher's adverts to rear. ***'DeLillo's most accomplished novel' Time. (Review quote from rear of wrappers blurb). ***For all our books, postage is charged at cost, allowing for packaging: any shipping rates indicated on ABE are an average only: we will reduce the P & P charge where appropriate - please contact us for postal rates for heavier books and sets etc. Bookseller Inventory # 3203

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Title: THE NAMES

Publisher: Picador, London

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Original Wraps

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, as Issued

Edition: First UK Paperback Edition

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"Compelling ...strange and wonderful and frightening". ("New Yorker"). DeLillo's seventh novel is an exotic thriller. Set mostly in Greece, it concerns a mysterious 'language cult' seemingly behind a number of unexplained murders. Obsessed by news of this ritualistic violence, an American risk analyst is drawn to search for an explanation. We follow his progress on an obsessive journey that begins to take over his life and the lives of those closest to him. In addition to offering a series of precise character studies, "The Names" explores the intersection of language and culture, the perception of America from both inside and outside its borders, and the impact that narration has on the facts of a story. Meditative and probing, DeLillo wonders: how does one cope with the fact that the act of articulation is simultaneously capable of defining and circumscriptively restricting access to the self? "A serious and complicated novel which deserves praise ...an outstandingly well-written and constructed book". ("Guardian").

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the backdrop of a lush and exotic Greece, The Names is considered the book which began to drive "sharply upward the size of his readership" (Los Angeles Times Book Review). Among the cast of DeLillo's bizarre yet fully realized characters in The Names are Kathryn, the narrator's estranged wife; their son, the six-year-old novelist; Owen, the scientist; and the neurotic narrator obsessed with his own neuroses. A thriller, a mystery, and still a moving examination of family, loss, and the amorphous and magical potential of language itself, The Names stands with any of DeLillo's more recent and highly acclaimed works.

"The Names not only accurately reflects a portion of our contemporary world but, more importantly, creates an original world of its own."--Chicago Sun-Times

"DeLillo sifts experience through simultaneous grids of science and poetry, analysis and clear sight, to m

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