Underworld

Front Cover
Pan Macmillan, 1998 - Baseballs - 827 pages
18 Reviews
Opens at the Shea Stadium at the World Series Game of 1951, where the ball is caught by a young, black man in the crowd, and continues to change hands throughout the book. The various recipients of the ball tell the story of post-war US history giving a panorama of America from the 50s to the 90s.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
5
4 stars
6
3 stars
5
2 stars
1
1 star
1

That's how compelling DeLillo's writing is. - LibraryThing
NO Spoilers were used in the writing of this review! - LibraryThing
The writing, as it were, is on the wall. - LibraryThing

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - cat-ballou - LibraryThing

There should be a "read-enough" shelf. I do not like this book. I didn't like it while I was reading it, I'm not liking it while I'm thinking about it, I resent it sitting on my bedside table taking ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - jonwwil - LibraryThing

I first experienced the work of Don DeLillo in a college class on postmodern American literature. White Noise was easily my least favorite of the novels we read that semester...and yet, for some ... Read full review

About the author (1998)

Don DeLillo was born in the Bronx, New York on November 20, 1936. He received a bachelor's degree in communication arts from Fordham University in 1958. After graduation, he was a copywriter for an advertising company and wrote short stories on the side. His first story, The River Jordan, was published two years later in Epoch, the literary magazine of Cornell University. His first novel, Americana, was published in 1971. His other works include Ratner's Star, The Names, Libra, Underworld, The Body Artist, Cosmopolis, Falling Man, Point Omega, and The Angel Esmeralda, a collection of short stories. He won several awards including the National Book Award for fiction in 1985 for White Noise, the PEN/Faulkner Award in 1992 for Mao II, the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction in 2010, and the inaugural Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction in 2013.

Bibliographic information