Great Jones Street

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Picador, 2011 - Fiction - 249 pages
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'Brilliant, deeply shocking' New York Review of Books Bucky Wunderlick is a rock and roll star. Dissatisfied with a life that has brought fame and fortune, he suddenly decides he no longer wants to be a commodity. He leaves his band mid-tour and holes up in a dingy, unfurnished apartment in Great Jones Street. Unfortunately, his disappearing act only succeeds in inflaming interest . . . DeLillo's third novel is more than a musical satire: it probes the rights of the individual, foreshadows the struggle of the artist within a capitalist world and delivers a scathing portrait of our culture's obsession with the lives of the few. 'DeLillo has the force and imagination of Thomas Pynchon or John Barth, with a sense of proportion and style which these would-be giants often lack' Irish Times

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User Review  - JS Found - Goodreads

This slim novel is many things: a meditation on the spiritual bankruptcy of fame and 1970s America; a satire of art and commerce; a satire of corporations and the counter culture; a film noir; an ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tyler Jones - Goodreads

Ah, 1973. I was a small child, just figuring out what the world was about, and feeling both awe and fear. Even then I had a sense that the old order was crumbling and that these long-haired young ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Don DeLillo published his first short story when he was twenty-three years old. He has since written twelve novels, including White Noise (1985) which won the National Book Award. It was followed by Libra (1988), his novel about the assassination of President Kennedy, and by Mao II, which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.

In 1997, he published the bestselling Underworld, and in 1999 he was awarded the Jerusalem Prize, given to a writer whose work expresses the theme of the freedom of the individual in society; he was the first American author to receive it. He is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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