Yesterday The Paris Review posted a brilliant link on their Facebook page on award-winning American author Don DeLillo. The link contained a one-hour documentary on DeLillo, produced in 1991 by BBC, entitled Don DeLillo: The Word, The Image, and The Gun. DeLillo himself narrates the doc which explores the consequences on the collective soul of a modern culture obsessed with violent imagery. DeLillo writes: “Isolation, solitude, secret plotting. A novel is a secret a writer may keep for years before he lets it out of his room. Writers in hiding, writers in prison. Sometimes their secrets turn out to be dangerous to the state machine. For mostwriters in the West of course this danger is extremely remote. The cells we live in are strictly personal constructions.” You can read The Paris Review‘s interview with Don DeLillo from 1993 by visiting TheParisReview.org, and follow The Paris Review on Facebook.
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