Valparaiso: A Play

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Pan Macmillan UK, Jun 1, 2004 - Fiction - 112 pages
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'A play that crawls into the most carefully protected corners of one's consciousness-gorgeous, frightening, stunningly poetic, wickedly funny, surprisingly voluptuous and poetic' - Chicago Sun-Times

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.

'Valparaiso is art at its finest' - Boston Globe

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The mood of this book was difficult to grasp. Watching this YouTube video ( 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 (2004)

Don DeLillo, the author of fifteen novels, including Point Omega, Falling Man, White Noise and Libra, has won many honours in America and abroad, including the National Book Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the Jerusalem Prize for his complete body of work and the William Dean Howells Medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters for his novel Underworld. In 2010, he received the PEN/Saul Bellow Award. He has also written three plays.

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