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Contributing Editor Fred Gardaphe deconstructs Italian American novelist Don DeLillo with Newstalk.

This article, written by Ronan Breathnach, appears on Newstalk.

“I think he is the greatest scholar of American culture” – Fred Gardaphe on Don DeLillo

In an interview with Maria Nadotti in 1993 Don DeLillo said, “I’m a novelist, period. An American novelist”. Over an impressive career he has written novels looking at everything from global terrorism and economics to maths, art, and language. Given this wide range of subject matter covered in his books this quote is still probably the best way to describe DeLillo.

Read more, and listen to Susan, Fred, and Tim talk about the life and writing of Don DeLillo on Newstalk.

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