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Libra By Don DeLillo Libra From the author of White Noise winner of the National Book Award and Zero KIn this powerful eerily convincing fictional speculation on the assassination of John F Kennedy Don DeLillo chronicles Lee

  • Title: Libra
  • Author: Don DeLillo
  • ISBN: 9780140156041
  • Page: 496
  • Format: Paperback
  • Libra By Don DeLillo From the author of White Noise winner of the National Book Award and Zero KIn this powerful, eerily convincing fictional speculation on the assassination of John F Kennedy, Don DeLillo chronicles Lee Harvey Oswald s odyssey from troubled teenager to a man of precarious stability who imagines himself an agent of history When history presents itself in the form of twoFrom the author of White Noise winner of the National Book Award and Zero KIn this powerful, eerily convincing fictional speculation on the assassination of John F Kennedy, Don DeLillo chronicles Lee Harvey Oswald s odyssey from troubled teenager to a man of precarious stability who imagines himself an agent of history When history presents itself in the form of two disgruntled CIA operatives who decide that an unsuccessful attempt on the life of the president will galvanize the nation against communism, the scales are irrevocably tipped.A gripping, masterful blend of fact and fiction, alive with meticulously portrayed characters both real and created, Libra is a grave, haunting, and brilliant examination of an event that has become an indelible part of the American psyche.
    Libra By Don DeLillo

    Libra Dates, Traits More Horoscope Libra Zodiac Sign Intelligent, kind, and always willing to put others before themselves, Libras value harmony in all forms Ruled by Venus, the planet of beauty, Libra adores a life that looks good. Libra Zodiac Sign Characteristics, Dates, More Apr , Libra is the seventh sign of the zodiac, and it s at this point in the zodiac that we start to see a shift While the first six signs of the zodiac focus on the individual, the last six focus on the Libra astrology Libra Horoscope Daily Today Horoscope Nov , Nov , Mundane tasks, including errands and answering correspondence, might bore you all day, Libra You re likely to be restless and strongly tempted to chuck it all and go

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    1. Paul Bryant on said:

      I m told that the Don DeLillo who wrote this masterpiece is the same guy who wrote Underworld and White Noise, but as far as I m concerned that s a plainly ridiculous theory and I m not buying it at all and I ve hired a private investigator to get to the bottom of why there are two Don DeLillos and why this one hasn t sued the other idiot for giving him a bad name It s a mystery Libra is entirely great Its vocals, its backing, the bass, the drums, man alive the drums, the harmonies celestial, Wi [...]

    2. FrancoSantos on said:

      Libra es donde convergen todas las teor as conspirativas que han ido surgiendo con el correr de los a os, a partir del famoso 22 de noviembre del 1963, una fecha que, en palabras de DeLillo, quebr la columna vertebral del siglo en Estados Unidos En Libra DeLillo propone que el asesino oficial del presidente Kennedy, Lee Harvey Oswald, solo fue la cara visible de una conspiraci n mucho m s grande y enrevesada, fundada desde el mismo coraz n de los EE UU a partir de una decisi n que muchos conside [...]

    3. Michael Finocchiaro on said:

      This book of DeLillo was a brilliant dive into the background of Kennedy s presumed assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald with a cameo of his killer Jack Ruby It is well written and well paced and a great read I would put it on the level with Mao II and White Noise but below Underworld So an essential DeLillo as long as you have UW under your belt already.

    4. mark monday on said:

      a work of bright and ruthless genius, the jfk assassination as recounted by some alien being from the far future well actually, not really, not at all well actually, at times it felt like it is delillo less than human or than human the novel makes no attempt to be historically factual actually, the facts presented are reasonable and sound the novel is historically factual, as much as anything can be the narrative is, of course, almost too complex to be detailed although it is, in its way, a str [...]

    5. Agnieszka on said:

      One can readLibraas a political thriller or a voice in the discussion about who actually stood behind one of the most notorious political assassinations of the twentieth century Shots in Dallas proved that this an event can not be easily interpreted, it melts in the mist of conjectures and hypotheses and still is a breeding ground for and daring conspiracy theories I m not a huge fan of conspiracy theories, neither in books nor in real life In fact we, in Poland, have enough these ones People [...]

    6. Megha on said:

      DeLillo and I are friends now We had started off on the wrong foot, but Libra has patched things up I too share Paul s suspicions about Libra and White Noise having been written by the same person Had I been handed these two books without the cover, I wouldn t have known those words had flown out of the same figurative pen.Libra is a terrific piece of work It has a huge cast of characters and a very complex web of events, all handled neatly and elegantly While DeLillo s characters never really o [...]

    7. Perry on said:

      There s always to it This is what history consists of It is the sum total of things they aren t telling us The novel is a tragic, speculative account of the people, places and things leading to the assassination of U.S President John F Kennedy Delillo uses many of the actual words of Oswald and his mom Marguerite, as well as numerous documented facts surrounding the life and times of Lee Harvey Oswald, so that I had difficulty discerning where the public records stop and the fiction begins This [...]

    8. Sean Wilson on said:

      Facts are lonely things American history is profoundly dark in its timeline From the slaughtering and near genocidal extermination of the Native Americans to the 9 11 attacks, American history presents itself as an almost constant struggle for survival History has not been so kind when it comes to America Inevitably, and understandably, it is so very interesting, and the American people are also equally interesting Their history is internationally relatable due to the ancestral voyages undertake [...]

    9. Sentimental Surrealist on said:

      This fucking book, man, it just leaves me at a complete loss for words I ve heard people discredit the terrific work DeLillo did to make Oswald a compelling and complex character maybe DeLillo s most compelling and most complex character because Don was working with a real person and therefore had plenty of raw material to go with, but I insist that it takes just as much talent to sculpt what is known of Oswald his upbringing, his politics, his time in the war into a real and weirdly relatable a [...]

    10. Lee on said:

      This one took about a month to read so I should respect that time turning its pages and write a few commemorative words All I can really say is that on every page the writing reeks of literature, but rarely is it literary What I mean is that DeLillo s sentences always seem to have an eye on a subtextual prize, that is, they always seem like an updated, abstract response to that question posed long ago by some cavedweller about the meaning of life, as opposed to turns of phrase for the sake of we [...]

    11. Marco Tamborrino on said:

      Quando il tuo compleanno Il diciotto ottobre, rispose Lee Libra La Bilancia S , la Bilancia, disse Ferrie L Equilibrio, disse Shaw.Quelli della bilancia Alcuni sono positivi, padroni di s , equilibrati, con la testa a posto, saggi e rispettati da tutti Altri invece sono negativi, cio piuttosto instabili, impulsivi Tanto, ma tanto, ma tanto influenzabili Propensi a spiccare il salto pericoloso In entrambi i casi, la chiave l equilibrio.A volte finisci dei libri e non che ti senti privato di un am [...]

    12. Michael on said:

      Facts all come with points of view Talking HeadsI became reasonably convinced that Libra is Don DeLillo s masterpiece about halfway through After slogging through the first quarter of the novel you re introduced to dozens of characters, and they re all revealed to you in that customarily opaque way that any reader of DeLillo will instantly recognize, and the dialogue only takes you so far because DeLillo characters don t talk to each other so much as around each other, and it takes a while to ge [...]

    13. Ned on said:

      There are a number of reasons I chose this one to occupy a couple of weeks of reading time in my life First, I wanted an introduction to DeLillo since I understand he can be difficult to read, yet I wanted to be entertained The subject matter is near and dear to my heart, as the Kennedy assassination spawned perhaps the greatest assortment of conspiracy theories in our nation s history Most of the story occurred during the period of history in which I was born 1960 and marks and colors a substan [...]

    14. Roberto on said:

      Impatto imminenteUna boccia su un tavolo da biliardo impatta su un altra Proviene da un punto relativamente remoto L impatto non altro che l evoluzione di un percorso partito tempo prima, effetto sulla stecca, deviazioni di sponde, abilit e strategia del giocatore, posizione iniziale delle bocce L impatto che si osserva l epilogo.Come ci si arrivati, a quell impatto Questa la domanda che si fatto DeLillo con questo intrigante libro.Il tempo il 22 novembre del 1963 Il luogo Dallas, sulla decappot [...]

    15. João Carlos on said:

      John F Kennedy assassinato 22 de Novembro de 1963 DallasDon DeLillo n 1936 escreve um romance sobre a hist ria do assassinato de John F Kennedy um estudo sobre os homens que moldaram a hist ria, num relato sobre os acontecimentos tr gicos que ocorreram em Dallas, na manh de 22 de Novembro de 1963 Durante tr s anos DeLillo investiga e analisa in meros documentos com destaque para o Relat rio da Comiss o Warren, processos judiciais, artigos de jornais e revistas escrevendo um romance, num registo [...]

    16. Paolo on said:

      Libro definitivo sulla madre di tutti i complotti e di come Mafia Cia FBI Anticastristi portino quasi per sbaglio un ragazzo di ventitre anni che non aveva il motivo, le capacit e nemmeno la volont , ad uccidere Kennedy.Impareggiabile DeLillo fa di Oswald un Forrest Gump in negativo che attraversa l universo America, detrito fra i detriti.Meraviglioso poi lo Stabat materfinale.

    17. Marc on said:

      Somewhere along the line I got this notion in my head that DeLillo wasn t for me I have no idea how that got lodged in my head, but it could not be wrong This is only my second of his works after being quite delighted with White Noise , but between his subject matter the American zeitgeist and his writing style dark, funny, smart, biting, while somehow being lyrical , I think I might be hooked Some of his passages are simply enjoyable on their own The faintly musty smell, the coolness of the sm [...]

    18. AC on said:

      Spoilers kind of.This is a really great book for most of it, I really loved this partially because I m an assassination buff, but also because there s a taut intelligence and poetry in much of the writing, and also I thought, at least some really sublime characterization and lots of Plot MoMo The treatment of David Ferrie for example when he meets with Carmine just great writing This is my first DeLillo and I know a lot of people here think he s way overrated so I went in assuming he was no good [...]

    19. Carla on said:

      Libra uma obra de fic o que ensaia uma teoria sobre o assassinato do Presidente Kennedy e que tenta, de forma incans vel, responder pergunta Quem era Lee Harvey Oswald Encontramos, portanto, esta dupla vertente narrativa ao logo de um texto fragment rio por op o e pejado de vozes, algumas mais interessantes do que outras, sendo que todas convergem rumo figura de Lee Harvey Oswald Libra parece ser ainda uma tentativa para contrariar as in meras incoer ncias do Relat rio da Comiss o Warren, sobret [...]

    20. kaelan on said:

      Preamble.A few days after finishing Libra, I went out for drinks with a good friend DeLillo aficionado and naturally a heated discussion ensued What follows is largely the result of this conversation.Review.In her or his first ever interview, the artist generally known as Elena Ferrante attempted to articulate the literary relationship between truth and style Literary truth is not the truth of the biographer or the reports, it s not a police report or a sentence handed down by a court It s not e [...]

    21. Vit Babenco on said:

      Dead president s corpse in the driver s car The engine runs on glue and tar Let s devote our lives to understanding this moment, separating the elements of each crowded second We will build theories that gleam like jade idols, intriguing systems of assumption, four faced, graceful We will follow the bullet trajectories backwards to the lives that occupy the shadows, actual men who moan in their dreams There is a system and there are those who serve it There are cats and there are cat s paws Ther [...]

    22. Grazia on said:

      Un giorno qualche dritto avrebbe inventato una religione basata sulla coincidenza Recentemente vedo Jackie di Pablo Larrain Ci trascino mia figlia, scelta inopportuna Lascio a casa la Madre, scelta parimenti inopportuna La figlia mi infama perch si rotta i maroni a pi infinito, la Madre mi rompe i maroni perch dovevo portarci lei Insomma, come fai sbagli.Comunque Il film molto diverso dalle aspettative che nutrivo su esso, pensavo che ci fosse pi Storia Mentre risulta essere tutt altro che polpe [...]

    23. sologdin on said:

      Nutshell soporific account of JFK assassination, intermixed with bildungsroman of assassin, with implied subtitle The Sorrows of Young Lee Harvey.Narrative is bifurcated into alternating sections First set are designated by locus New Orleans, Moscow, Dallas these follow Oswald Second set are designated by tempus 20 May, 25 September, 22 November these follow CIA losers, anti castroites, other unsavories.Text ties tempus and locus together explicitly in Oswald from early childhood he liked histor [...]

    24. Justin Evans on said:

      I unintentionally finished this days before the 50th anniversary of JFK s death, which made the whole thing even enjoyable, if that s the right word Aside from a bit of the good ole American prose and its general fear of syntax complex than subject verb object , and brief moments of postmodern angst can we know anything , this is an excellent, excellent book It s easy to read but doesn t ignore the possibility that writing may I d go as far as should be noticeable But most importantly, it s ve [...]

    25. LunaBel on said:

      The facet DeLillo investigates in this historical crime the murder of President Kennedy is the power of plot Lee Oswald did not work alone There is a whole facet of the crime that keeps jabbing at the lonesome aspect of the murder Lee did not work alone He is one piece of the puzzle which was shut down to paralyze investigation This novel does not only concentrate on the crime We are introduced to his family, to the CIA, to Lee s mistakes and to twists of all sorts DeLillo wants the reader to sy [...]

    26. Ian Scuffling on said:

      There s a special element to DeLillo s writing where you go along reading and suddenly, unexpectedly, there s a passage that sends forth a couple tentacles that squeeze you tightly unsettle you from your comfortable reading spot You re in awe, gripped with epiphany stunned, really Moments that only come at the hands of a master But then sometimes there s a crippling mediocrity that punishes you Maybe it s DeLillo s game with the reader holding you so distant and cold that when the magnitude of t [...]

    27. Bam on said:

      Excellent This is the second of Don DeLillo s books I have read and he is quickly becoming a favorite author of mine LIBRA is an intriguing fictional imagining of how a conspiracy might have been behind the assassination of President John F Kennedy the seven seconds that broke the back of the American century Richly detailed chapters alternate between telling the story of Oswald s life while we watch the assassination plot being formed by disgruntled CIA agents and exiled Cubans, angry about the [...]

    28. qtasha on said:

      Most people don t like playing with known history facts but its done with so such skill, the getting into Oswald head his serious nature, but living in a fantasy world with his limited skills a Russian wife with the American dream that he can t provide for his leftist political ideals in spite of the murdering of the president of the united states you get the feeling this guy can t get a break he s like beaten dog The other character who may or may not be a real person or based on a real person [...]

    29. Neil on said:

      Think of two parallel lines, he said One is the life of Lee H Oswald One is the conspiracy to kill the President What bridges the space between them What makes a connection inevitable There is a third line It comes out of dreams, visions, intuitions, prayers, out of the deepest levels of the self It is not generated by cause and effect like the other two lines It is a line that cuts across causality, cuts across time It has no history that we can recognize or understand But it forces a connectio [...]

    30. Eric on said:

      Epic poems are wearisome, Poe said This is a work of genius but I m relieved to be done.

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