Great Jones Street


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Great Jones Street

by Don DeLillo (Author)



ISBN: 9780330524896


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A troubling satire of the romantic myth of stardom and the empty heart of rock and roll, more relevant than ever in our celebrity-obsessed times.

'Brilliant, deeply shocking' - "New York Review of Books". Bucky Wunderlick is a rock and roll star. Dissatisfied with a life that has brought fame and fortune, he suddenly decides he no longer wants to be a commodity. He leaves his band mid-tour and holes up in a dingy, unfurnished apartment in Great Jones Street. Unfortunately, his disappearing act only succeeds in inflaming interest...DeLillo's third novel is more than a musical satire: it probes the rights of the individual, foreshadows the struggle of the artist within a capitalist world and delivers a scathing portrait of our culture's obsession with the lives of the few. 'DeLillo has the force and imagination of Thomas Pynchon or John Barth, with a sense of proportion and style which these would-be giants often lack' - "Irish Times".


ISBN 330524895
ISBN13 9780330524896
Publisher Picador
Format Paperback
Publication date 04/03/2011
Pages 256
Weight (grammes) 651.00
Published in United Kingdom
Height (mm) 197
Width (mm) 130