Americana
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Published:
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1971.
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
388 pages ; 22 cm.
Status:
Main Library - Adult Fiction
Fiction DeLillo
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The first novel by Don DeLillo, author of White Noise (winner of the National Book Award) and Zero K At twenty-eight, David Bell is the American Dream come true. He has fought his way to the top, surviving office purges and scandals tobecome a top television executive. David's world is made up of the images that flicker across America's screens, the fantasies that enthrall America's imagination.

And the the dream--and the dream-making--become a nightmare. At the height of his success, David sets out to rediscover reality. Camera in hand, he journeys across the country in a mad and moving attempt to capture, to impose a pattern on his own, and America's past, present, and future.

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Language:
English
ISBN:
0140119485, 0395120942

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A young television executive takes to the road in the 1960s with a movie camera to capture his own past in a "cinema verite" documentary. Within this framework, he delivers his observations on the influence of film, modern corporate life, young marriage, New York City and hipness.
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APA Citation (style guide)

DeLillo, D. (1971). Americana. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

DeLillo, Don. 1971. Americana. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

DeLillo, Don, Americana. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1971.

MLA Citation (style guide)

DeLillo, Don. Americana. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1971. Print.

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