Valparaiso

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Pan Macmillan, Aug 19, 2011 - Drama - 112 pages
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In Valparaiso, a breathtaking play from Don DeLillo, a man sets out on what he imagines will be an ordinary business trip to Valparaiso, Indiana. It proves to be anything but run-of-the-mill, turning instead into a mock-heroic journey toward identity and transcendence.

Valparaiso is a funny, sharp and deeply satirical look at our information age. This is the way we talk to each other today. This is the way we tell each other things, in public, before listening millions, that we don't dare say privately. Nothing is allowed to be unseen. Nothing remains unread. And everything melts repeatedly into something else, as if driven by the finger on the TV remote. This is also a play that makes obsessive poetry out of the language of routine airline announcements and the flow of endless information.

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User Review  - Gavin Roy - Goodreads

The mood of this book was difficult to grasp. Watching this YouTube video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdFC1H...) of scene clips from a French production of Valparaiso made me realize I was really ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Don DeLillo is the author of several plays and award-winning novels, including Underworld and The Body Artist. He has won the National Book Award, the Jerusalem Prize and the Irish Times International Fiction Prize.

His other plays include Love-Lies-Bleeding, The Day Room and The Word For Snow.

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