Don DeLilloDon DeLillo
(born November 20 1936
) is an American
prose writer best known for his novels
, which paint detailed portraits of American life in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Along with Thomas Pynchon
and John Barth
, DeLillo is widely considered one of the central figures of literary postmodernism
, and many younger English-language authors, such as David Foster Wallace
, cite DeLillo as an influence.
Literary critic Harold Bloom has named him as one of the four major American novelists of his time, along with Thomas Pynchon, Philip Roth, and Cormac McCarthy.
The novels DeLillo has published to date are:
The DeLillo stage plays that have been produced to date are:
- The Day Room (First production 1986)
- Valparaiso (First production 1999)
The plays have been produced by the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, MA
and other venues. DeLillo has also published a number of essays and short stories.