Libra

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Viking, 1988 - Fiction - 456 pages
21 Reviews
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.

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User Review  - Angus Clark - Goodreads

I finished Libra. I've done the first 300 or so pages of Underworld, which was beautiful but at the same time not worth finishing. Libra condensed Delillo's style down to a more manageable 450 pages ... Read full review

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User Review  - Megan Carter - Goodreads

More fiction than fact, this novel replays the JFK assassination. Libra is a fictionalized biography, both of Lee Harvey Oswald and of the JFK assassination. In addition to following Oswald through ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
14
Section 3
32
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About the author (1988)

Don DeLillo was born in New York City on November 20, 1936. He received a bachelor's degree in communication arts from Fordham University in 1958. His novels address late 20th and early 21st century themes such as the paranoia, alienation, and angst engendered by life in modern society. He is a master of language, wit, and the truths of man's search for meaning as he explores various subcultures such as football, rock music, and technology. His works include Americana, Running Dog, White Noise, and Libra. He also writes short stories and plays. He has received numerous honors including a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1979, an American Academy Award in 1984, and the American Book Award in 1985.