Um DeLillo peso-pluma

«The reviews of Don DeLillo’s last few novels put me in mind of the sports journalist who, after a certain Yankee game, wrote, “Babe Ruth was not able to make any home runs.” Critics of The Body Artist, Cosmopolis and especially Falling Man seem to want DeLillo to be the Babe Ruth of novelists, to keep writing Underworld and Libra, those long, magisterial books about big American events. Such people will probably not regard his new novel, Point Omega, which weighs in at not much more than 100 pages, as a literary home run.
Yet Point Omega is a splendid, fierce novel by a deep practitioner of the form. No nuclear explosions or life-changing home runs, as in Underworld, occur here; no assassinations of major political figures, as in Libra, are anatomized; no airborne toxic events, as in White Noise, fill the skies. Mostly there are just two people, and then a third, sitting and talking and drinking and thinking in a little house in the middle of a desert.»

Crítica ao novo romance de Don DeLillo (ler excerto aqui), por Matthew Sharpe, no Los Angeles Times.



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One Response to “Um DeLillo peso-pluma”

  1. jose vegar on Fevereiro 3rd, 2010 19:36

    por acaso, não estou muito de acordo, com excepção do Falling Man, que realmente desiludiu. O que está a acontecer, na minha opinião, é que, por um lado, Delillo está cada vez mais denso, e, por outro, está a trabalhar sobre a contemporaniedade, não tendo ainda aquela distancia de segurança que é necessária a um home run. Mas permanece essencial.

«Tenho a suspeita de que a espécie humana - a única - está prestes a extinguir-se e que a Biblioteca perdurará: iluminada, solitária, infinita, perfeitamente imóvel, armada de volumes preciosos, inútil, incorruptível, secreta» Jorge Luis Borges