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Cosmopolis, Don DeLillo’s latest hymn to New York, is more prose-poem than novel, says Blake Morrison.

Cosmopolis, Don DeLillo’s latest hymn to New York, is more prose-poem than novel, says Blake Morrison. It's not as if Cosmopolis is a departure for him. Its themes - power, technology, violence, terrorism, crowds, the movements and counter-movements of contemporary culture - are those of White Noise, Libra and Mao II. The setting, a contemporary yet futuristic New York, is familiar terrain. Stylistically, too, it's business as usual. So what's the problem?

DeLillo skates through a day in the life of a brilliant and precocious New Economy billionaire in this . Unlike his sprawling masterpiece, Underworld, DeLillo's 13th novel is short and tightly focused, indeed almost claustrophobic.

DeLillo skates through a day in the life of a brilliant and precocious New Economy billionaire in this monotone 13th novel, a study in big money and affectlessness. As one character remarks, 28-year-old Eric Packer "wants to be one civilization ahead of this on. But on an April day in the year 2000, Eric's fortune and life fall apart. Most of the action takes place inside a "prousted" (cork-lined) stretch limo, as the reclusive financial wizard Eric Packer is chauffeured across Manhattan for a haircut.

Книга Cosmopolis, автор Delillo Don - (Книга жанра: Проза, Современная проза. This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously

Книга Cosmopolis, автор Delillo Don - (Книга жанра: Проза, Современная проза. Читать онлайн в библиотеке Booksonline. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.

Don DeLillo, Cosmopolis. Series: ) Thank you for reading books on BookFrom. 875. 0. Published: 2003.

Delillo Do. on Delillo Cosmopolis This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously

Delillo Do. PART ONE IN THE YEAR 2000A Day in April1 Sleep failed him more often now, not once or twice a week but four times, five.

In 2003, DeLillo repaid the favour by dedicating Cosmopolis to Auster

Дон Делилло (р. 1936) - знаковая фигура в литературном мире  . In 2003, DeLillo repaid the favour by dedicating Cosmopolis to Auster. Here is a photo of the two of them taken at the baseball with two employees of the Gotham Book Mart by the store’s owner: The Name Cosmopolis.

DeLillo Don. О книге "Cosmopolis". From Publishers WeeklyDeLillo skates through a day in the life of a brilliant and precocious New Economy billionaire in this monotone 13th novel, a study in big money and affectlessness

DeLillo Don. From Publishers WeeklyDeLillo skates through a day in the life of a brilliant and precocious New Economy billionaire in this monotone 13th novel, a study in big money and affectlessness. The story tracks him as he traverses Manhattan in his stretch limo. His goal: a haircut at Anthony's, his father's old barber. From Publishers Weekly. DeLillo skates through a day in the life of a brilliant and precocious New Economy billionaire in this monotone 13th novel, a study in big money and affectlessness. As one character remarks, 28-year-old Eric Packer 'wants to be one civilization ahead of this on. His goal: a haircut at Anthony's, his father's old barber

Cosmopolis is Don DeLillo's thirteenth novel. It was published by Scribner on April 14, 2003. Cosmopolis is the story of Eric Packer, a 28-year-old multi-billionaire asset manager who makes an odyssey across midtown Manhattan to get a haircut

Cosmopolis is Don DeLillo's thirteenth novel. Cosmopolis is the story of Eric Packer, a 28-year-old multi-billionaire asset manager who makes an odyssey across midtown Manhattan to get a haircut. He drives around in a stretch limo, which is richly described as luxurious, spacious and highly technical, filled with television screens and computer monitors, bulletproofed and floored with Carrara marble.

In 1992, Paul Auster dediciated Leviathan to Don DeLillo. In 2003, DeLillo repaid the favour by dedicating Cosmopolis to Auster

In 1992, Paul Auster dediciated Leviathan to Don DeLillo. Here is a photo of the two of them taken at the baseball with two employees of the Gotham Book Mart by the store’s owner


Comments: (7)

Unh
This novel has occasional lyrical power and is richly cerebral. The author presents a world stumbling inexorably toward the apocalypse and a protagonist bent on his own self-destruction. While reasons emerge in abundance for the social collapse, we are left to guess why the protagonist, the ultimate alpha-male narcissist, has decided to deepen the chaos and engineer his own ruin. The novel is episodic rather than organic. Has it been constructed of parts that don't fit together in order to mimic the author's vision of entropy? It seems rather to consist of a number of different fictions, or kernels of fictions, cobbled hastily together. Full of sound, fury, and pyrotechnics, but signifying . . . what?
Golkis
In Part One of COSMOPOLIS, DeLillo primarily examines the lives of two characters. The first and dominant character is Eric Packer, a young hedge fund manager worth tens of billions of dollars, who risks the complete loss of his fortune and fund if the Yen rises. Eric is at the nexus of capital and technology and believes that he can spot and profit from movements in money and information that are unseen by others. Says Eric: "There's an order at some deep level...A pattern that wants to be seen." Says Kinski, his Chief of Theory: "A consciousness such as yours, hypermaniacal, may have contact points beyond the general perception."

Meanwhile, the second major character introduced in Part One is Benno Levin, a former trader and generic laborer at Packer Capital, who lost his job. Thinks Benno: "There are great themes running through my mind. The themes of loneliness and human discard. The theme of who do I have when there's no one left."

In Part Two, DeLillo examines the tropism toward destruction and death in these two characters. In Eric's case, this tropism manifests as his huge bet on the Yen gradually sours. Then, DeLillo seems to ask: If a man like Eric can't win, will he attempt to take the system down with him? In contrast, the plight of Benno, who was trashed by Eric's cyber-capitalism, represents a different question. Namely: Is there anything a victim of capitalism can do that actually rights the ruthless wrongs inherent to the system?

COSMOPOLIS is a surrealistic satire that is tersely hilarious. It begins with the sleepless Eric in his 48-room apartment near the FDR Drive, where he enjoys an atrium, screening room, and shark tank, and ends in an abandoned tenement near the West Side Highway where the characters have no roles to play in life. Along this riches-to-rags continuum, DeLillo supplies innumerable instances of amazing writing and insight. The man, truly, expands what you see. Here, for example, is Eric during his confrontation with Benno.

"He'd always wanted to become quantum dust, transcending his body mass, the soft tissue over the bones, the muscle and fat. The ideas was to live outside the given limits, in a chip, on a disk, as data, in whirl, in radiant spin, a consciousness saved from void...It would be the master thrust of cyber-capital, to extend the human experience toward infinity as a medium for corporate growth and investment, for the accumulation of profits and vigorous reinvestment."

This is not my favorite DeLillo novel. But COSMOPOLIS has great insight and style and is eerily prescient about risk taking on Wall Street, which, like the hubristic Eric Packer, is clearly willing to risk and embrace economic meltdown for big paydays.

Recommended.
Karon
I read Cosmopolis because I had seen the movie (also hypnotic) and needed to get more background, as well as understand how Cronenberg used the words in the book to adapt it for a screenplay. This is definitely one of the odder books I have read recently, but I loved the wordplay and the insight into a somewhat psychotic mind. Yes, some of it is silly, but I think that if you can really get into Eric's head, the book is fascinating. He is someone trying to connect to reality rather than his own inner life (the only one he has).
This is the first DeLillo novel I had read, so I cannot compare it to any other of his works.
I feel that the movie itself, Cosmopolis, was very much misunderstood and poorly reviewed. Come on, forget that Robert Pattinson was in Twilight, and look at the movie for itself. Cronenberg is always a fascinating director, and all of the actors were superb. Pattinson and Giamatti towards the end of the movie are spellbinding in a ritual dance of cat and mouse (which is which, and when).
Overall, a little Hamlet, and a lot of 21st century zeitgeitz.
Uris
I picked up Cosmopolis as part of my endeavor to get more into the writing of Don DeLillo and I came away impressed with the book and his interesting albeit sometimes herky-jerky style of writing. This book is about a man named Eric Packer who we find one early morning in New York trying to do two things: get a haircut and make a huge bet on the fall of the yen. The rest of the day (and the book) we find Eric driving around in the most tricked-out, secure, over the top limo (with a built in toilet) running into people who are all part of his life in some way and having brief interactions with them--most ending in some sort of sexual transaction. He does this with his employees, security guards, and his wife-although it is unclear if it is actually his current wife or ex-wife or mysteriously both. His car runs into odd protests and explosions around the city and a presidential motorcade. This is by far one of the oddest books I have read in some time. DeLillo is a genius writer but you have to concentrate pretty hard to really understand the message he is trying to get across. I enjoyed the book and recommend it.
Taun
The first time I picked up Cosmopolis by Don DiLillo, I was only able to read a few pages before sitting it back on the shelf I'd picked it up from. I found what I'd read tedious, pretentious, and I had lost interest quickly.

In the next few days I thought about the book and how I hate to start any book and not complete it. I needed to see where this tedious, pretentious story went. I started reading and found that it was the main character, Eric Packer who had those particular traits and more. One of his first pretentious and narcissistic utterances was, "When I die, it is the world that will stop, I will keep on going." He was a very pompous man, I thought.

As I continued to read I adjusted to the story and the character. I began to understand Eric and those around him and why they acted the way they did. I really grew to appreciate the story and feel for the characters.

I recommend this book to those who like contemporary writers and characters who think'beyond the box'. It wasn't an easy book to read, but it was extremely thought-provoking for me.
Cosmopolis download epub
Contemporary
Author: DELILLO DON
ISBN: 2742753206
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Contemporary
Language: Spanish
Publisher: ACTES SUD


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