Great Jones Street

Great Jones Street

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by Don DeLillo
     
 

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From the author of White Noise (winner of the National Book Award) and Zero K

Bucky Wunderlick, rock star and budding messiah, has hit a spiritual wall. In mid-tour he bolts fromhis band to hole up in a dingy East Village apartment and separate himself from the paranoid machine that propels the culture he has helped create. As faithful fans

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From the author of White Noise (winner of the National Book Award) and Zero K

Bucky Wunderlick, rock star and budding messiah, has hit a spiritual wall. In mid-tour he bolts fromhis band to hole up in a dingy East Village apartment and separate himself from the paranoid machine that propels the culture he has helped create. As faithful fans await messages, Bucky encounters every sort of roiling farce he is trying to escape. A penetrating look at rock and roll's merger of art, commerce and urban decay, Great Jones Street "reflects our era's nighmares and hallucinations with all appropriate lurid, tawdry shades" —The Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Brilliant...deeply shocking...looks at rock music, nihilism and urban decay." —Diane Johnson, The New York Review of Books

"Luminous...finally, a novel that understands rock and roll!" —Jon Pareles, The Village Voice Literary Supplement

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140179170
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/28/1994
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
921,215
Product dimensions:
5.04(w) x 7.69(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Don DeLillo published his first short story when he was twenty-three years old. He has since written twelve novels, including White Noise (1985) which won the National Book Award. It was followed by Libra (1988), his novel about the assassination of President Kennedy, and by Mao II, which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.

In 1997, he published the bestselling Underworld, and in 1999 he was awarded the Jerusalem Prize, given to a writer whose work expresses the theme of the freedom of the individual in society; he was the first American author to receive it. He is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Westchester County, New York
Date of Birth:
November 20, 1936
Place of Birth:
New York City
Education:
Fordham University, 1958

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Great Jones Street 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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As in all of his novels there are moments of clarity in his prose that feel as if you are seeing, smelling or even experiancing exactly what is on the page. Delillo always pulls that off. He can can frighten me with a sentence. And Great Jones Street has that in places but I found the plot a bit contrived. It's a story that came with a lot of baggage, it's a cliche ridden idea , before Delillo even began this book. Perhaps he knew that and tried to beat it. He did in some places, but not in others. It should be read for its parts not its sum, whereas most Delillo can be read for both.