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The Angel Esmeralda - Nine Stories

Don DeLillo

From one of the greatest writers of our time, the first ever collection of brilliant short stories, written between 1979 and 2011; chronicling-and foretelling-three decades of American life. Set in Greece, the Caribbean, Manhattan, a white collar prison, and outer space, these nine stories are a mesmerizing introduction to Don DeLillo's iconic voice, from the rich, startling, jazz-infused sentences of his early work to the spare, distilled, monastic language of the later stories. In "Creation," a couple at the end of a cruise in the West Indies can't get off the island. In "Human Moments in World War III," two men orbiting the earth hear American radio, a half century ago. In the title story, nuns working the violent streets of the south Bronx, confirm the neighborhood's miracle, the apparition of the dead child, Esmeralda. Nuns, astronauts, athletes, terrorists, and travelers, the characters in The Angel Esmeralda propel themselves into the world and define it. DeLillo's sentences are instantly recognizable, as original as the splatter of Jackson Pollock or the luminous rectangles of Rothko. These nine stories describe an extraordinary journey of one great American writer-and are a perfect introduction to the author whose prescience about world events and ear for American language changed the literary landscape.

From one of the greatest writers of our time, the first ever collection of brilliant short stories, written between 1979 and 2011; chronicling-and foretelling-three decades of American life. Set in Greece, the Caribbean, Manhattan, a white collar prison, and outer space, these nine stories are a mesmerizing introduction to Don DeLillo's iconic voice, from the rich, startling, jazz-infused sentences of his early work to the spare, distilled, monastic language of the later stories. In "Creation," a couple at the end of a cruise in the West Indies can't get off the island. In "Human Moments in World War III," two men orbiting the earth hear American radio, a half century ago. In the title story, nuns working the violent streets of the south Bronx, confirm the neighborhood's miracle, the apparition of the dead child, Esmeralda. Nuns, astronauts, athletes, terrorists, and travelers, the characters in The Angel Esmeralda propel themselves into the world and define it. DeLillo's sentences are instantly recognizable, as original as the splatter of Jackson Pollock or the luminous rectangles of Rothko. These nine stories describe an extraordinary journey of one great American writer-and are a perfect introduction to the author whose prescience about world events and ear for American language changed the literary landscape.
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From one of the greatest writers of our time, the first ever collection of brilliant short stories, written between 1979 and 2011; chronicling-and foretelling-three decades of American life. Set in Greece, the Caribbean, Manhattan, a white collar prison, and outer space, these nine stories are a mesmerizing introduction to Don DeLillo's iconic voice, from the rich, startling, jazz-infused sentences of his early work to the spare, distilled, monastic language of the later stories. In "Creation," a couple at the end of a cruise in the West Indies can't get off the island. In "Human Moments in World War III," two men orbiting the earth hear American radio, a half century ago. In the title story, nuns working the violent streets of the south Bronx, confirm the neighborhood's miracle, the apparition of the dead child, Esmeralda. Nuns, astronauts, athletes, terrorists, and travelers, the characters in The Angel Esmeralda propel themselves into the world and define it. DeLillo's sentences are instantly recognizable, as original as the splatter of Jackson Pollock or the luminous rectangles of Rothko. These nine stories describe an extraordinary journey of one great American writer-and are a perfect introduction to the author whose prescience about world events and ear for American language changed the literary landscape.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Michael Cerveris, Peter Friedman, Aaron Tveit, Heather Lind, Mercedes Ruehl

Length:

6h 16m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:45


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

15:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

22:43


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

18:54


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

19:11


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

13:10


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

13:27


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

20:06


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:47


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

17:19


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

23:43


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

26:49


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

20:32


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

16:01


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

12:52


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

14:07


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

16:37


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

15:27


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

18:28


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

18:40


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

16:52


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

20:03


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:01