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By New York Natives Staff


DON DELILLO

Essayist, Novelist, Playwrite, Author

Where is he from? The Bronx, near Arthur Avenue

What’s he done? DeLillo has written many highly acclaimed novels, White Noise, Mao II and The Angel Esmeralda being just a few, and has been a finalist twice for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. He has also been awarded the PEN/Faulkner award as well as the PEN/Saul Bellow award for Achievement in American Fiction.

Why is he an icon? DeLillo’s works are known and well regarded throughout the country, and have garnered him a cult-following.  He has largely influenced the postmodern literary style of writing and continues to influence writers to this day.

Quote: “I think writers, by nature, must oppose things, oppose whatever power tries to impose on us.”

#AmericanFictionWriter #PostModernPlaywrite

 

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