Libra

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Viking, 1988 - Fiction - 456 pages
16 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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Review: Libra

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Nutshell: soporific account of JFK assassination, intermixed with bildungsroman of assassin, with implied subtitle The Sorrows of Young Lee Harvey. Narrative is bifurcated into alternating sections ... Read full review

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User Review  - Austin - Goodreads

Impeccable work once again from Don DeLillo. The controversy behind the JFK assassination isn't really my cup of tea. I like resolutions, at least temporary ones. But DeLillo draws you into the story ... 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.