Valparaiso

by Don DeLillo

Valparaiso Synopsis

In Valparaiso, a breathtaking play from Don DeLillo, a man sets out on what he imagines will be an ordinary business trip to Valparaiso, Indiana. It proves to be anything but run-of-the-mill, turning instead into a mock-heroic journey toward identity and transcendence. Valparaiso is a funny, sharp and deeply satirical look at our information age. This is the way we talk to each other today. This is the way we tell each other things, in public, before listening millions, that we don't dare say privately. Nothing is allowed to be unseen. Nothing remains unread. And everything melts repeatedly into something else, as if driven by the finger on the TV remote. This is also a play that makes obsessive poetry out of the language of routine airline announcements and the flow of endless information.

Valparaiso Press Reviews

Ed Siegel The boston Globe Valparaiso may be the novelist's most satisfying work since White Noise,. .. Valparaiso is art at its finest.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780330426947
Publication date: 2nd April 2004
Author: Don DeLillo
Publisher: Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 112 pages
Categories: Plays, playscripts,

About Don DeLillo

Don DeLillo is the author of two plays and thirteen novels, including Underworld and The Body Artist. He has won the National Book Award, the Jerusalem Prize and the Irish Times International Fiction Prize.

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