Americana - Don DeLillo 1971 - Houghton Mifflin, Boston - First edition, first printing A bright first edition of DeLillo’s first novel, the story of the wild and flamboyant disintegration of twenty-eight year old television executive, David Bell, and his subsequent attempts to put his life on film, as he embarks on a cross-country journey, full of peculiar adventures.

Rather scarce in such nice condition, as the dust jacket, being white, is prone to toning, especially the spine. This copy includes a bookplate signed by Don DeLillo.

‘Nearly every sentence of Americana rings true, an insistence upon the authenticity behind the stereotypes....DeLillo is a man of frightening perception.’ – Joyce Carol Oates.
  Born in 1936 in the Bronx, Don DeLillo worked as a copywriter, before quitting the advertising industry in the mid 1960s, and beginning his writing career. His writing shows a blend of both modern and post-modern elements, often exploring the themes of consumerism, intellectualism, conspiracy, disintegration, and rebirth through violence. He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1979, and has been the recipient of numerous literary prizes, including the National Book Award, and the PEN/Faulkner award.

References: Passaro, ‘
Dangerous Don DeLillo’ The New York Times 1991. Oates, ‘Young Man on the brink of Self-Destruction’ Detroit News 1971.

8vo. pp. [6] 388 [6]. Dust jacket priced $6.95 to upper corner of front flap.
  Condition: Near fine book, with fading to top stain, in near fine unclipped white dust jacket none of the usual heavy toning usually encountered.   Ref: 106397   Price: HK$ 4,500