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Don Delillo
(1936-____) born on
Nov 20
US novelist. His works include "White Noise," 1985, "Libra," 1988 and "Mao II," 1991; won PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, 1992.
         
   
F
To be a tourist is to escape accountability. Errors and failings don't cling to you the way they do back home. You're able to drift across continents and languages, suspending the operation of sound thought. Tourism is the march of stupidity.

R
Film is more than the twentieth-century art. It's another part of the twentieth-century mind. It's the world seen from inside. We've come to a certain point in the history of film. If a thing can be filmed, the film is implied in the thing itself.
A
Californians invented the concept of life-style. This alone warrants their doom.
N
If I were a writer, how I would enjoy being told the novel is dead. How liberating to work in the margins, outside a central perception. You are the ghoul of literature. Lovely.
K
Men with secrets tend to be drawn to each other, not because they want to share what they know but because they need the company of the like-minded, the fellow afflicted.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: James Axton, in The Names, ch. 3 (1982).
R: Frank Volterra, in The Names, ch. 8 (1982).
A: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
N: Owen Brademas, in The Names, ch. 4 (1982).
K: Walter Everett, Jr., in Libra, pt. 1, "17 April" (1988).
   


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