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Underworld

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ABOUT
THE BOOK

Underworld begins with a legendary baseball game played in New York in 1951. The glorious result, and the winning ‘Shot Heard Around the World’, shades into the grim news that the Soviet Union has just tested an atomic bomb. The baseball itself generates the narrative that follows, taking the reader deeply into the lives of the two main protagonists, Nick and Klara, and into modern memory and the soul of American culture. Don DeLillo has written eleven novels and has won the National Book Award (USA) and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR Don
DeLillo

Don DeLillo is the author of seventeen novels including White Noise, which was made into a Netflix film, LibraUnderworldFalling Man, and Zero K. He has won the National Book Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the PEN/Saul Bellow Award, the Jerusalem Prize for his complete body of work, and the William Dean Howells Medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His story collection The Angel Esmeralda was a finalist for the Story Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. In 2013, DeLillo was awarded the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, and in 2015, the National Book Foundation awarded DeLillo its Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. (from Simon and Schuster)

Don DeLillo is the author of seventeen novels including White Noise, which was made into a Netflix film, LibraUnderworldFalling Man, and Zero K. He has won the National Book Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the PEN/Saul Bellow Award, the Jerusalem Prize for his complete body of work, and the William Dean Howells Medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His story collection The Angel Esmeralda was a finalist for the Story Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. In 2013, DeLillo was awarded the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, and in 2015, the National Book Foundation awarded DeLillo its Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. (from Simon and Schuster)

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Date published
27/10/1997
Country
United States
Original Language
English
Author
Publisher
Prentice Hall and IBD

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