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    DescriptionFrom one of the greatest writers of our time, his first collection of short stories, written between 1979 and 2011, chronicling--and foretelling--three decades of American life Set in Greece, the Caribbean, Manhattan, a white-collar prison and outer space, these nine stories are a mesmerizing introduction to Don DeLillo's iconic voice, from the rich, startling, jazz-infused rhythms of his early work to the spare, distilled, monastic language of the later stories. In "Creation," a couple at the end of a cruise somewhere in the West Indies can't get off the island--flights canceled, unconfirmed reservations, a dysfunctional economy. In "Human Moments in World War III," two men orbiting the earth, charged with gathering intelligence and reporting to Colorado Command, hear the voices of American radio, from a half century earlier. In the title story, Sisters Edgar and Grace, nuns working the violent streets of the South Bronx, confirm the neighborhood's miracle, the apparition of a dead child, Esmeralda. Nuns, astronauts, athletes, terrorists and travelers, the characters in "The Angel Esmeralda "propel themselves into the world and define it. DeLillo's sentences are instantly recognizable, as original as the splatter of Jackson Pollock or the luminous rectangles of Mark Rothko. These nine stories describe an extraordinary journey of one great writer whose prescience about world events and ear for American language changed the literary landscape.


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    Title
    The Angel Esmeralda
    Subtitle
    Nine Stories
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Don DeLillo
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 213
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 218 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 381 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781451655841
    ISBN 10: 1451655843
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC E4L: SST
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.2
    BIC subject category V2: FA, FYB
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: FIC
    Libri: ENGM1010
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: AMER3710
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    DC22: 813/.54
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 81
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: P26300500, P26102050
    BISAC V2.8: FIC029000, FIC019000
    LC classification: PS3554.E4425 A84 2011
    Thema V1.0: FB, FYB
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Scribner Book Company
    Imprint name
    Scribner Book Company
    Publication date
    15 November 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Don DeLillo, the author of fifteen novels, has won 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 was awarded the PEN/Saul Bellow Prize. These stories appeared in "Esquire," "Harper's," "Granta," and "The New Yorker."
    Review quote
    "I was dazzled...Reading this collection confirms DeLillo as one of our very best short story writers...The richness of his work, the pleasures on offer--intellectual, visceral, poetic, comic--are unrivalled."--Sam Lipsyte, author of "The Ask"