Don DeLillo is branded (and is a Brand) as the Elder Statesman of America’s paranoiacs… despite an obvious tonal aversion to atrocity. This is ridiculous. If Norman Mailer hailed the work of Paul Bowles as heralding the death of the Square, the Square is here to inform Mailer (the way God informed Nietzsche) that news of said death was greatly exaggerated… and, also, that that Don DeLillo guy is a way-out proposition, man. Don DeLillo is no Paul Bowles, as far as that goes: he’s as safe as warm milk before bed in the 1950s. He’s no square-killer. He’s … Continue reading THE GRAND DELILLO