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Works by Don DeLillo

Compiled by Mark Osteen, 10 June 1999

Last revised by Philip Nel, 12 August 2012


This bibliography draws upon the research of earlier DeLillo bibliographies, especially: Curt Gardner and Phil Nel, "Don DeLillo: An Annotated Bibliography," Don DeLillo's America <http://perival.com/delillo/ddbiblio.html>; Tom LeClair, "Bibliography," In the Loop: Don DeLillo and the Systems Novel (University of Illinois Press, 1987), pp. 237-40; Douglas Keesey, "Selected Bibliography," Don DeLillo (Twayne, 1993), pp. 221-24.

Novels | Plays | Screenplay | Short Fiction | Short Fiction in Novels | Audio | Essays | Film | Interviews | Websites | Papers

NOVELS & COLLECTION:

Americana. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1971. Rev. Ed. New York: Penguin, 1989.

End Zone. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1972. Paper: New York: Penguin, 1986.

Great Jones Street. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1973. Paper: New York: Vintage, 1989.

Ratner's Star. New York: Knopf, 1976.

Players. New York: Knopf, 1977.

Running Dog. New York: Knopf, 1978.

The Names. New York: Knopf, 1982.

White Noise. New York: Viking, 1985. Scholarly Ed. Text and Criticism (Viking Critical Library), Edited by Mark Osteen. Viking, 1998. Reprint Ed. Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century. Penguin, 1999. Note: this 1999 Penguin reprint has different pagination than the other editions (1986 Penguin paperback, and Viking Critical edition both follow the original hardcover pagination).

Libra. New York: Viking, 1988.

Mao II. New York: Viking, 1991.

Underworld. New York: Scribner, 1997.

The Body Artist. New York: Scribner, 2001.

Cosmopolis. New York: Scribner, 2003.

Falling Man. New York: Scribner, 2007.

Point Omega. New York: Scribner, 2010.

The Angel Esmerelda: Nine Stories. New York: Scribner, 2011.

Pseudonymous Novel [co-written with Sue Buck; published under the name Cleo Birdwell]:

Amazons. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1980.


PLAYS:

The Engineer of Moonlight. Cornell Review 5 (Winter 1979): 21-47.

The Day Room. New York: Knopf, 1987. Rpt. Viking/Penguin, 1989.

"The Rapture of the Athlete Assumed into Heaven." The Quarterly 15 (1990): [pages]. Rpt. South Atlantic Quarterly 91 (1992): 241-2. Rpt. After Yesterday's Crash: The Avant-Pop Anthology. Ed. Larry McCaffery. New York: Penguin, 1995. 88-89.

Valparaiso. New York: Scribner, 1999.

"The Mystery at the Middle of Ordinary Life" Zoetrope: All-Story 4.4 (Winter 2000): 70 <http://www.zoetrope-stories.com/mystery.html>. Rpt. Harper's Jan. 2001: 37. Rpt. South Atlantic Quarterly 99.2/3 (2000): 601-603 <http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/south_atlantic_quarterly/v099/99.2delillo.html>. (Available to subscribers of ProjectMuse.)

Love-Lies-Bleeding. New York: Scribner, 2006.


SCREENPLAY:

Game 6. Dir. Michael Hoffman. Perf. Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Griffin Dunne, Bebe Neuwirth, Catherine O'Hara, Tom Aldredge, Ari Graynor, Roger Rees. Serenade Films/Shadowcatcher Entertainment, 2005. Premiered at Sundance Film Festival, January 2005.


UNCOLLECTED SHORT FICTION:

"The River Jordan." Epoch 10.2 (Winter 1960): 105-20.

"Take the 'A' Train." Epoch 12.1 (Spring 1962): 9-25. Rpt. in Stories from Epoch. Ed. Baxter Hathaway. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1966. 22-39.

"Spaghetti and Meatballs." Epoch 14:3 (Spring 1965): 244-50.

"Coming Sun. Mon. Tues." Kenyon Review 28 (1966): 391-4.

"Baghdad Towers West." Epoch 17 (1968): 195-217.

"The Uniforms." Carolina Quarterly 22:1 (Winter 1970): 4-11. Rpt. in Cutting Edges: Young American Fiction for the '70s. Ed. Jack Hicks. New York: Holt, Rinehart, Winston, 1973. 451-59.

"In the Men's Room of the Sixteenth Century." Esquire Dec. 1971: 174-77, 243, 246. Rpt. in The Secret Life of Our Times. Ed. Gordon Lish. New York: Doubleday, 1973. 67-79.

"Creation." Antaeus 33 (1979): 32-46.

"Human Moments in World War III." Esquire July 1983: 118-26. Rpt. in Great Esquire Fiction: The Finest Stories from the First Fifty Years. Ed. L. Rust Hills. New York: Penguin, 1983. 572-86.

"The Runner." Harper's Sept. 1988: 61-63.

"The Ivory Acrobat." Granta 25 (Autumn 1988): 199-212.

"Baader-Meinhof." New Yorker 1 April 2002: 78-82.

"Midnight in Dostoevsky." The New Yorker 30 Nov. 2009: 68-77. <http://www.newyorker.com/fiction/features/2009/11/30/091130fi_fiction_delillo>.


SHORT FICTION INCLUDED IN NOVELS:

"The Network." On the Job: Fiction About Work by Contemporary American Writers. Edited by William O'Rourke. New York: Vintage, 1977. 288-303. Compare Americana, Chapter 2. The copyright notices thank Houghton Mifflin for the "Selection from pages 13-30 of Americana."

"Game Plan." New Yorker 27 Nov. 1971: 44-47. Compare End Zone, Part Two (the description of the big game against West Centrex Biotechnical Institute).

"from End Zone." Works In Progress 6 (1972): 97-120. Published by the Literary Guild of America, contains the first seven chapters of End Zone.

"Pop, Pop, Hit Those People." Sports Illustrated 17 Apr. 1972: 86-102. Compare End Zone, chapers 1-4 (with the exception of the line -- "'You son of a bitch,' Fallon said."), chapter 6, most of 7, most of 8.

"The Bucky Wunderlick Story." Atlantic May 1973: 56-58, 61-62, 67-69, 71-72. Compare Great Jones Street, the "Superslick Mind-Contracting Media Kit" section and chapter 10.

"Showdown at Great Hole." Esquire June 1976: 108-10, 134-36, 138. Rpt. in All Our Secrets Are the Same: New Fiction from Esquire. Ed. Gordon Lish. New York: W. W. Norton, 1977. Compare Ratner's Star, first three paragraphs and Chapter 10 ("Opposites").

"Players." Esquire Apr. 1977: 103-104, 122, 126, 128, 130, 132. Compare Players, Part One (pp. 13-93) and "The Motel."

"Walkmen." Vanity Fair Aug. 1984: 74-77, 108-110. Compare White Noise, Chapter 37.

"from White Noise." Storming the Reality Studio: A Casebook of Cyberpunk and Postmodern Science Fiction. Ed. Larry McCaffery. Duke University Press, 1991. 63-64. The "most photographed barn in America" section of White Noise.

"A Visit from Dr. Bazelon." Harper's Sept. 1986: 28-32. Compare The Day Room.

"Oswald in the Lone Star State." Esquire July 1988: 52-60. Compare Libra, the chapter "In Dallas" and pp. 269-290 (Viking). Includes a few short quotations from DeLillo in little side boxes, such as: "There's something poignant about men sitting in a room looking at extremely amateurish footage of a horrible event and trying to extract truth from it."

"The Lone Gunman Theory." Esquire Sept. 1988: 218-30. Compare Libra, the chapter "17 April," the chapter "26 April" and pp. 378, 445.

"At Yankee Stadium." Granta 34 (Autumn 1990): 211-24. Compare Mao II, the "At Yankee Stadium" section.

"Shooting Bill Gray." Esquire Jan. 1991: 92-96. Compare Mao II, Part One, Chapter 3.

"Tompkins Square." Harper's May 1991: 44-48. Compare Mao II, pp. 149-152 (Viking), beginning with "She came upon this park" and ending with "mutter of dreaming souls."

Pafko At The Wall (Novella). Harper's Oct. 1992: 35-70. Repr. Scribner, 2001. Compare Underworld, 11-60.

"The Angel Esmeralda." Esquire May 1994: 100-109. Reprinted in Best American Short Stories, 1995, ed. Jane Smiley, with Katrina Kenison. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1995. 263-83. Compare Underworld, 237-51; 810-24.

"Videotape." Antaeus 75/76 (Autumn 1994): 55-59. Compare Underworld, 155-60.

"The Black and White Ball." The New Yorker 23 & 30 Dec. 1996: 80-89. Compare Underworld, 555-65.

"Sputnik." The New Yorker 8 Sept. 1997: 76-79. Compare Underworld, 513-21.

"The Border of Fallen Bodies." Esquire April 2003: 124-27. Compare Cosmopolis, 170-78.

"Still Life." The New Yorker 9 Apr. 2007: 62-69. <http://www.newyorker.com/fiction/features/2007/04/09/070409fi_fiction_delillo>. From Falling Man.

 


AUDIO CASSETTES & CDS:

White Noise. Read by John Glover. 2 Audiocassettes. Penguin/HighBridge Audio, 1991.

Libra. Performed by Stephen Lang. 2 Audiocassettes. HarperAudio, 1990.

Mao II. Read by Stockard Channing. 2 Audiocassettes. Penguin/HighBridge Audio, 1991.

Underworld. Performed by Dennis Boutsikaris. 6 Audiocassettes. Simon & Schuster Audioworks, 1997.

The Body Artist. Read by Laurie Anderson. Available on cassette or CD. Simon & Schuster Audioworks, 2001.

Cosmopolis. Read by Will Patton. Available on cassette or CD. Simon & Schuster Audioworks, 2003.


ESSAYS:

"Notes Toward a Definitive Meditation (By Someone Else) on the Novel 'Americana.'" Epoch 21.3 (Spring 1972): 327-29.

"Total Loss Weekend." Sports Illustrated 27 Nov. 1972: 98-120.

"Notes on 'The Uniforms.'" Cutting Edges: Young American Fiction for the '70s. Ed. Jack Hicks. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1973. 532-33.

"American Blood: A Journey through the Labyrinth of Dallas and JFK." Rolling Stone 8 Dec. 1983: 21-2, 24, 27-8, 74.

"Silhouette City: Hitler, Manson and the Millenium." Dimensions 4.3 (1988): 29-34. Reprinted in the Viking Critical Edition of White Noise.

"Rushdie Novel Stirs Passions East and West; Answer to the Cardinal." Co-written with (or at least co-signed by) Mary Gordon, Andrew Greeley, John Guare, Maureen Howard, Garry Wills. New York Times 26 Feb. 1989. Sec. 4: 22.

"Salman Rushdie Defense Pamphlet." Co-written with Paul Auster. New York: Rushdie Defense Committee USA. 14 February 1994.

"WHITE NOISE: A Letter from DeLillo." Letter to Jon Jackson. 23 Oct. 1995 <http://www.panix.com/~iayork/Literary/Whitenoise/WN10.html>.

Letter to Jonathan Franzen. Included in Franzen, Jonathan. "Perchance to Dream." Harper's Apr. 1996: 54.

Notes on "The Angel Esmeralda." The Best American Short Stories 1995. Ed. Jane Smiley with Katrina Kenison. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1995. 338.

"Fitzgerald: the Movie." F. Scott Fitzgerald at 100: Centenary Tributes by American Writers. Quill & Brush, 1996. Repr. in the "Articles by Don DeLillo" section (scroll down) of Curt Gardner's Don DeLillo's America: <http://perival.com/delillo/ddarticles.html>.

"The Artist Naked in a Cage." The New Yorker 26 May 1997: 6-7

"The Power of History." New York Times Magazine 7 Sept. 1997: 60-63.

"Looking for Valparaiso." American Repertory Theater website. Harvard University. 2 Nov. 1998 <http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~art/valpo1.html>.

"A History of the Writer Alone in a Room." The Jerusalem Prize for the Freedom of the Individual in Society. The Jerusalem International Book Fair, June 1999. Jerusalem: Caspit Press, 1999. 13-18. Excerpt repr. in the "Articles by Don DeLillo" section of Curt Gardner's Don DeLillo's America.

"Finding the Dark Heart." Steppenwolf at 25: A Photographic Celebration of an Actor's Theater. Ed. Victor Skrebneski. Naperville, Ill.: Sourcebooks, Inc., Sept 2000.

"The Fictional Man." Novel History: Historians and Novelists Confront America's Past (and Each Other). Ed. Mark C. Carnes. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 2001. 91-92.

"In the Ruins of the Future: Reflections on terror and loss in the shadow of September." Harper's Dec. 2001: 33-40. Repr. The Guardian (Manchester), 22 Dec. 2001: <http://www.guardian.co.uk/Archive/Article/0,4273,4324579,00.html>.

"That Day in Rome: Movies and Memory." The New Yorker 20 Oct. 2003: 76-78.

"Female Nude by Louise Nevelson, 1932." The Paris Review 167 (Fall 2003): 108-109.

"On William Gaddis" Conjunctions 41 (Fall 2003): <http://www.conjunctions.com/archives/c41-dd.htm>.

"Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald?: Forum Oswald: Myth, Mystery, and Meaning." Frontline Nov. 2003: <http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/oswald/forum/>. Don DeLillo, Edward J. Epstein, and Gerald Posner respond to questions about Oswald. DeLillo's comments rpt. in Harper's Feb. 2004: 32-34.

"JFK'S Assassination." Co-signed with Anthony Summers, Elias Demetracopoulos, G. Robert Blakey, Gerald Posner, Jefferson Morley, Jim Hougan, Jim Lesar, John McAdams, John Newman, Norman Mailer, Paul Hoch, Richard Whalen, and Robbyn Swann Summers. New York Review of Books 18 Dec. 2003: <http://www.nybooks.com/articles/16865>.

Letter to Jonathan Safran Foer. Included in Foer, Jonathan Safran. "Emptiness." Playboy Jan. 2004: 150. Repr. in the "DeLillo on Writing" section of Curt Gardner's Don DeLillo's America.

Letter to Gary Adelman. Included in Adelman, Gary. "Beckett's Readers: A Commentary and Symposium." Michigan Quarterly Review 43.1 (Winter 2004): 55. Repr. in the "DeLillo on Writing" section of Curt Gardner's Don DeLillo's America.

"Counterpoint: Three movies, a book, and an old photograph." Grand Street 73 (Spring 2004): 36-53.

Note on Thomas Pynchon, in "Pynchon From A to V." Bookforum Summer 2005: 30. <http://www.bookforum.com/pynchon.html>.

"Blocked." Co-signed with Anthony Summers, Don DeLillo, Elias Demetracopoulos, G. Robert Blakey, Gerald Posner, Jefferson Morley, Jim Lesar, John McAdams, John Newman, Norman Mailer, Paul Hoch, Richard Whalen, Robbyn Swan, Scott Armstrong, Vincent Bugliosi. New York Review of Books 11 Aug. 2005 <http://www.nybooks.com/articles/18193>.

"Woman in the Distance." Black Clock 4 (2005): 56-59. Repr. The Guardian 1 Nov. 2008: <http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2008/nov/01/wanda-barbara-loden>.


FILM:

Don DeLillo: The Word, the Image and the Gun. BBC. Broadcast 27 Sept. 1991. Dir: Kim Evans.


SELECTED INTERVIEWS AND PROFILES:

Arensberg, Ann. "Seven Seconds: An Interview." Vogue Aug. 1988: 337-9, 390.

Begley, Adam. "Don DeLillo: The Art of Fiction CXXXV [Interview]." Paris Review 35:128 (Fall 1993): 274-306.

Burn, Gordon. "Wired Up and Whacked Out." Sunday Times Magazine (London) 25 Aug. 1991: 36-39.

Champlin, Charles. "The Heart Is a Lonely Craftsman." Los Angeles Times "Calendar," 29 July 1984: 7.

Chénetier, Mark, and François Happe. "Intervista a Don DeLillo." Nuova Corrente 52 (2005): 357-372.

Connolly, Kevin. "An Interview with Don DeLillo." The Brick Reader. Eds. Linda Spalding and Michael Ondaatje. Toronto: Coach House P, 1991. 260-69.

DeCurtis, Anthony. "Matters of Fact and Fiction." Rolling Stone 17 Nov. 1988: 113-22, 164. Longer version published as "An Outsider in This Society." South Atlantic Quarterly 89 (1990): 280-319, and in Lentricchia, Introducing Don DeLillo.

DiPietro, Thomas, ed. Conversations with Don DeLillo. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 2005. Includes interviews by Arensberg, Begley, Connolly, DeCurtis, Harris, Howard, LeClair, Nadotti, Passaro, and Mervyn Rothstein, among others.

Moss, Maria. "'Writing as a Deeper form of Concentration': An Interview with Don DeLillo." Sources 6.2.2 (Spring 1999): 82-97 <http://www.paradigme.com/sources/SOURCES-PDF/Pages%20de%20Sources06-2-2.pdf>.

Harris, Robert R. "A Talk with Don DeLillo." New York Times Book Review 10 Oct. 1982: 26.

Heron, Kim. "Haunted by his Book." New York Times Book Review 24 July 1988: 23.

Howard, Gerald. "The American Strangeness: An Interview with Don DeLillo." Hungry Mind Review 43 (Fall 1997): 13-16. Formerly at: <http://www.bookwire.com/hmr/hmrinterviews.article$2563>. Courtesy of the Wayback Machine (at Archive.org), still available at: <http://web.archive.org/web/19990129081431/http://www.bookwire.com/hmr/hmrinterviews.article$2563>

James, Caryn. "I Never Set Out to Write an Apocalyptic Novel." New York Times Book Review 13 Jan. 1985: 31.

Kamp, David. "DeLillo's Home Run." Vanity Fair Sept. 1997: 202-04.

LeClair, Tom. "An Interview With Don DeLillo." Contemporary Literature 23 (1982): 19-31. Rpt. in Tom LeClair and Larry McCaffery, eds. Anything Can Happen. Urbana: U of Illinois P, 1983. 79-90.

McAuliffe, Jody. "Interview with Don DeLillo." South Atlantic Quarterly 99.2/3 (2000): 609-615 <http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/south_atlantic_quarterly/v099/99.2mcauliffe06.html>. (Available to subscribers of ProjectMuse.)

Nadotti, Maria. "An Interview with Don DeLillo." Salmagundi 100 (Fall 1993): 86-97.

Naughtie, James. Reading by and interview with Don DeLillo at Hay Festival. Hay on Wye, Wales, UK. 27 May 2003. <http://www.hayfestival.com/2004/ARCHIVE/archiveD.asp>.

Passaro, Vince. "Dangerous Don DeLillo." New York Times Magazine 19 May 1991: 34-36, 38, 76-77.

Remnick, David. "Exile on Main Street." The New Yorker 15 Sept. 1997: 42-48.


WEBSITES:

Don DeLillo's America. Ed. Curt Gardner. Feb. 1996-present. <http://www.perival.com/delillo>. Contains much useful information on DeLillo's novels and on critical studies of his works. For a more complete listing of interviews and profiles, readers are encouraged to consult the bibliography compiled by Curt Gardner and Philip Nel on this Website.

The Don DeLillo Society. Ed. Philip Nel. May 1999-present. <http://www.ksu.edu/english/nelp/delillo>. Includes bibliographies of DeLillo's works and critical works, information about events sponsored by the Don DeLillo Society, and news about DeLillo-related publications.

For more web resources, please see the Don DeLillo Society's page of Links.


PAPERS:

Don DeLillo Papers. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center. University of Texas at Austin. <http://research.hrc.utexas.edu:8080/hrcxtf/view?docId=ead/00313.xml>. Includes papers from 1959 to 2003. Papers arrived Feb. 2004, and on-line finding aid appeared by July 2004. Resarchers should read the "Using the Collections" page and the "Policies Fees and Forms" page.

 


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