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"Simultaneously a suspenseful murder mystery, a meditation on family and loss, and a poetic exploration of language itself, The Names is an incredible book that will remind you of the range of possibilities the novel can offer." Jill Owens, Powells.com (click here to read the entire Powells.com review)

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Set against the backdrop of a lush and exotic Greece, The Names is considered the book which began to drive "sharply upward the size of his readership" (Los Angeles Times Book Review). Among the cast of DeLillo's bizarre yet fully realized characters in The Names are Kathryn, the narrator's estranged wife; their son, the six-year-old novelist; Owen, the scientist; and the neurotic narrator obsessed with his own neuroses. A thriller, a mystery, and still a moving examination of family, loss, and the amorphous and magical potential of language itself, The Names stands with any of DeLillo's more recent and highly acclaimed works.

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"The Names not only accurately reflects a portion of our contemporary world but, more importantly, creates an original world of its own." Chicago Sun-Times

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"DeLillo sifts experience through simultaneous grids of science and poetry, analysis and clear sight, to make a high-wire prose that is voluptuously stark." Village Voice Literary Supplement

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"DeLillo verbally examines every state of consciousness from eroticism to tourism, from the idea of America as conceived by the rest of the world to the idea of the rest of the world as conceived by America, from mysticism to fanaticism." New York Times

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"Brilliant...a powerful, haunting book." New York Times Book Review

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"The Names is an accomplished and intelligent novel, the work of a writer of clear if chilly brilliance, but it takes on too many themes and wanders in too many directions to find a coherent shape." Washington Post

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Set against the backdrop of a lush and exotic Greece, The Names is considered the book which began to drive sharply upward the size of his readership (Los Angeles Times Book Review). Among the cast of DeLillo's bizarre yet fully realized characters in The Names are Kathryn, the narrator's estranged wife; their son, the six-year-old novelist; Owen, the scientist; and the neurotic narrator obsessed with his own neuroses. A thriller, a mystery, and still a moving examination of family, loss, and the amorphous and magical potential of language itself, The Names stands with any of DeLillo's more recent and highly acclaimed works.

The Names not only accurately reflects a portion of our contemporary world but, more importantly, creates an original world of its own.--Chicago Sun-Times

DeLillo sifts experience through simultaneous grids of science and poetry, analysis and clear sight, to make a high-wire prose that is voluptuously stark.--Village Voice Literary Supplement

DeLillo verbally examines every state of consciousness from eroticism to tourism, from the idea of America as conceived by the rest of the world to the idea of the rest of the world as conceived by America, from mysticism to fanaticism.--New York Times

About the Author

Don DeLillo is the author of eleven novels, including White Noise, Libra, and Mao II, and has won the National Book Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction and the Irish Times International Fiction Prize. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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stamimi, May 1, 2006 (view all comments by stamimi)
The Names is a lush, powerful novel of haunting beauty. It burns itself into your brain. I've read it at least three times and I find myself going back for more. DeLillo, one of our best writers (see Libra) is so far ahead of the pack that even his apparent failures are gemlike and enduring. While Libra and his more recent work may be more accessible, the imagery and emotions evoked in The Names remain vivid and real.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679722953
Author:
DeLillo, Don
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
American
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Americans -- Greece -- Athens -- Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Vintage Books ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries
Publication Date:
19890731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
7.96x5.20x.83 in. .56 lbs.

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Product details 352 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780679722953 Reviews:
"Review A Day" by , "Simultaneously a suspenseful murder mystery, a meditation on family and loss, and a poetic exploration of language itself, The Names is an incredible book that will remind you of the range of possibilities the novel can offer." (click here to read the entire Powells.com review)
"Review" by , "The Names not only accurately reflects a portion of our contemporary world but, more importantly, creates an original world of its own."
"Review" by , "DeLillo sifts experience through simultaneous grids of science and poetry, analysis and clear sight, to make a high-wire prose that is voluptuously stark."
"Review" by , "DeLillo verbally examines every state of consciousness from eroticism to tourism, from the idea of America as conceived by the rest of the world to the idea of the rest of the world as conceived by America, from mysticism to fanaticism."
"Review" by , "Brilliant...a powerful, haunting book."
"Review" by , "The Names is an accomplished and intelligent novel, the work of a writer of clear if chilly brilliance, but it takes on too many themes and wanders in too many directions to find a coherent shape."
"Synopsis" by , US
"Synopsis" by , Set against the backdrop of a lush and exotic Greece, The Names is considered the book which began to drive sharply upward the size of his readership (Los Angeles Times Book Review). Among the cast of DeLillo's bizarre yet fully realized characters in The Names are Kathryn, the narrator's estranged wife; their son, the six-year-old novelist; Owen, the scientist; and the neurotic narrator obsessed with his own neuroses. A thriller, a mystery, and still a moving examination of family, loss, and the amorphous and magical potential of language itself, The Names stands with any of DeLillo's more recent and highly acclaimed works.

The Names not only accurately reflects a portion of our contemporary world but, more importantly, creates an original world of its own.--Chicago Sun-Times

DeLillo sifts experience through simultaneous grids of science and poetry, analysis and clear sight, to make a high-wire prose that is voluptuously stark.--Village Voice Literary Supplement

DeLillo verbally examines every state of consciousness from eroticism to tourism, from the idea of America as conceived by the rest of the world to the idea of the rest of the world as conceived by America, from mysticism to fanaticism.--New York Times

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