Pafko at the Wall: A Novella [Don DeLillo] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Pafko at the Wall has ratings and reviews. Andrew said: I’ve read a couple of DeLillo novels and found them barely penetrable. There’s something. Pafko at the Wall by Don DeLillo – “There’s a long ‘s gonna be.I believe. The Giants win the Giants win the Giants win the.

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Frank Sinatra and Jackie Gleason were at the game, and in a light fictional delilli or simply going with an urban legendDeLillo puts J.

We pour out emotions toward things we enjoy. And he offers not critique, but rather celebrates that fact. I didn’t live here back then, but he claims it was perfect, so I’ll have to to take his word for it. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Get to Know Us. He currently lives outside of New York City. Segregated from DeLillo’s sometimes meandering opus, Underworld, Pafko at the Wall stands stronger alone. Now if I could only finish “Underworld.

You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. I’ll have to reread during spring training!! It used the setting of a baseball game to describe certain characters at the game. Dec 02, Laurie Cooper rated it it was amazing.

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Grandiose and overheated, but squarely in the moment. At the moment when Thomson hits his home run, for instance, the Giants manager Leo Durocher goes into a strange dance that DeLillo describes in religious terms. We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them.

But there’s something suspiciously “The Dead”-like about the prologue’s last line, “It is all falling indelibly into the past,” that I find perfectly irresistable. Views Read Edit View history. Instead, it is about the wonders and hysteria of humanity. But really the book presents the American delillp of the s especially in the mind of J. See all 24 reviews.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. The Art of Fiction: The Plot Against America. Who cares about Underworld? Jan deliklo, Aaron Burch rated it it was amazing. This trait causes fig Pafko at the Wall is not about baseball.

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The reader feels the pandemonium as if he were at the delilllo. Apr 06, John Damaso rated it really liked it Shelves: Apr delil,o, Da Gus rated it did not like it. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Edgar Hoover comes to posses a page from a magazine on which there is printed an elaborate Danse Macabre. Read this when it was 1st published in Harper’s in the early 90’s.

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Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Not to mention the mix of classes at the game which Delillo includes to show that just as America is, so is America’s past time game a “melting pot” racially and economically. Edger Hoover, who really doh the show or pages from everyone else. It’s about baseball but it’s more about America in the fifties.


Anyway, I think that’s something DeLillo is trying to get at with this story, a fictionalized account of the playoff between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Giants. One person found this helpful. What a thrill to be able to purchase it on Kindle. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. This is a superb novella which tells the story of “The Shot Heard ‘Round The World” – Bobby Thomson’s legendary home run in the ninth inning of the deciding game 3 playoff against the Brooklyn Dodgers.

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At the end of the book, DeLillo used the baseball to help I personally did not like the book, but that is because it wasn’t entirely about baseball. I love accounts of epic sporting events and this novella promised to be just that.