New Additions to the DeLillo Page - 1997
This page notes all the new additions to the
page that were done in 1997.
"The Day Room"
produced in Germany.
The Vereinigte Staedtische Buehnen Krefeld und Moenchengladbach
have done the first German production of "The Day Room",
directed by Andreas Nathusius.
The play "Der Tagesraum" opened on November 30th
in Krefeld (Rhineland) at the Studiobuehne Fabrik Heeder, Virchowstr.
130. The main character Wyatt is played by Hartmut Neuber, production
design is by Ralf Jokisch. A review of the production by Andreas
Rossmann was published in the Frankfurter
Allgemeine Zeitung, December 9, 1997, page 43.
Further show dates are:
- 12. / 13. December 1997
- 3. / 4. / 17. January 1998
- 12. / 13. Februar 1998
On these dates the play starts at 8:00 PM. Tickets are available
at the Theaterkasse of the Theater Krefeld, Theaterplatz 3, reservations
can be made by phone at (02151) 805 125 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM.
a new interview
from 1992, originally in German, entitled "Masses, Power
and the Elegance of Sentences" by Brigitte Desalm, published
in the Koelner Stadtanzeiger, Oct. 27, 1992 (in Cologne, Germany).
Thanks to Tilo Zimmerman for the translation.
(Dec. 8, 1997)
Underworld was nominated
for but did not win the National Book Award. Here are a few notes
regarding the winner, Charles Frazier, from the Toronto Globe
and Mail (Nov. 21, 1997):
In the book world's version of David versus Goliath, first-time
novelist Charles Frazier won the National Book Award for fiction,
beating out heavy favourite Don DeLillo.
Frazier, cited for his Civil War novel, Cold Mountain , said
even he had DeLillo on his mind as the award was being announced
in New York on Tuesday night.
"I was thinking about reading End Zone on a long back-packing
trip in the North Cascades, or reading White Noise when I had
pneumonia and a fever of 105 and just being amazed that I would
even be in the same company," said Frazier, who received
$10,000 for winning the prize.
DeLillo made a radio appearance in Canada on
20, 1997, an interview with Michael Enright.
Also, DeLillo's San Francisco address was broadcast on KQED
radio in SF on Nov. 22 at noon.
If anyone has a tape of these shows, let me know!
is a report on DeLillo's New York City reading on Oct.
27, 1997, along with a picture of a DeLillo manuscript page.
Here are my notes on DeLillo's reading in San Francisco,
Oct. 16, 1997.
I added a new set of annotations for each section
of Underworld: start with Part
1 - Long Tall Sally.
Check the Underworld
Media page for a growing list of profiles, reviews, etc.
(Oct. 3, 1997)
DeLillo will be making a number
of appearances in the Fall of 1997.
Sept. 26 - Ithaca, NY - contact: Epoch
Festival for more details.
Oct. 3 - Washington D.C. - contact: The Folger Shakespeare Library,
Oct. 16 - San Francisco - Herbst Theater, 8:00 pm. $16, (415)
Oct. 20 - Seattle - First United Methodist Church, 811 Fifth Ave.,
7:30 pm. $10, (206) 621-2230.
Oct. 21 - Los Angeles - contact: Lannan Foundation
Oct. 27 - New York - contact: 92nd
Oct. 30 - Boston - contact: Boston Public Library
Nov. 6 - Chicago - contact: Chicago Public Library
Nov. 12 - Albany, NY - Page Hall, 135 Western Ave., 8:00 pm, free.
Check this link
for more details.
Nov. 19 - Toronto - contact: Harbour Front Reading Series
(Sept 19, 1997)
I will be building up the Underworld page over the
next few weeks; today I added the dust
(Sept. 13, 1997)
As of Sept 5, Underworld
has begun hitting the shelves of bookstores. Look for it!
more information on the Wei
Jingsheng event at which DeLillo read on May 13, 1997.
Added news of a academic conference
on DeLillo to be held in March, 1998.
(Aug. 19, 1997)
Added a couple newly unearthed
the page, Wilde and Connolly, both from 1988.
(Aug. 18, 1997)
The Fall 1997 issue of Publishers
Weekly contains the article "The
Ascendance of Don DeLillo" by Jonathan Bing.
(Aug. 14, 1997)
Check the September 1997 issue
of Vanity Fair for a short DeLillo article, with a couple
(Aug. 12, 1997)
The UNDERWORLD buzz is building.
Added a couple items to the Underworld
(thanks to David Thomson)
(July 22, 1997)
Added a bit of news on Underworld.
Advance copies of the book are now out.
(Thanks to Joshua Roberts).
(July 1, 1997)
Added a bunch of new litcrit
(June 9 & 18, 1997)
Phil Nel and I have written
an Annotated Bibliography
of DeLillo's work, now online for the first time.
(June 8, 1997)
Check out the May 26, 1997 New
Yorker for a short DeLillo piece entitled "The Artist
Naked in a Cage."
Another blurb for Going
Native was added.
(May 20, 1997)
Added the new Salon link to the
online history of the page.
Added a link to an excerpt of a review
of Mao II by Martin Amis.
(May 27, 1997)
was spotted (The English Patient).
(May 17, 1997)
Check out DeLillo's reclusiveness
New color photo of the the man on the opening
A bit of paperback trivia on Oswald's
Added a bit of Warhol-inspired subway graffiti to the Mao
(May 11, 1997)
Added a description of a strange
bit of DeLillo trivia to the Odds
and Ends collection.
(May 8, 1997)
Added the text of a group letter
regarding the Satanic Verses to the articles page.
(April 24, 1997)
Added a review listing from Elle
magazine, December 1988.
(April 24, 1997)
York Times page has started a forum on DeLillo, and has many
of the texts of reviews and profiles they have run over the years
online. You have to register, but it's still free.
(March 25, 1997)
There's a new site up on the web
about White Noise
which will be of interest to fans.
(March 15, 1997)
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