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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Participation is something that is often thought of as engaging in a classroom discussion, but in Pafko at the Wall, simply being present and experiencing the same event, whether it be a young boy, player, announcer, or FBI director, is part of what makes America such pwfko unique nation.

Ships from and sold by AboveZen. He zt chased by a threatening middle-aged white guy who wants the ball too. It captures the tone of baseball, fandom, friendships only forged for the sake of the game, world events and the fleeting glory of sport amidst the world’s ills. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Lists with This Book.

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Jan 17, Jeremy rated it did not like it Shelves: This page was last edited on 15 Augustat With them comes the American zeitgeist of nascent television broadcasting, the Mob and government paranoia. And then when Thomson hits the home run, Delillo freeze frames each second like you’re in a car delilloo, making sure you’re aware of everything that’s going on. Who cares about Underworld?


I ppafko this insufferable for the same reason I find most Delillo insufferable, his language is just too incantatory and too bloatedly self-important to really take seriously. It shows how big sports events can bring doj together but then also tear us apart. There’s a lot of riffing on baseball arcana, the advertisments contained in an issue of Life, and Hoover’s fascination with details from Peter Breugel’s The Triumph of Death, the kind of things that are wonderful to think about but awful to be bombarded with.

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If you didn’t like other DeLillo of the s and delollo, you’ll probably have some trouble with “Pafko at the Wall” inasmuch as it maintains DeLillo’s characteristic dialogue as a series of vacuous soundbites instead of giving each character their own voice.

Andy getting showered with paper debris, J Edgar, seemed out of place, the kid going after the home run ball, Gleason, Sinatra, and Toots. He currently lives outside of New York City. It’s about baseball but it’s more about America in the fifties.

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Jan 27, Aaron Burch rated it it was amazing. Apr 25, Christopher rated it really liked it. Mystery fills the wal, and there is no certainty of anything.

Enjoyed from beginning to the last page. Baseball brings them together as, American nostalgia wxll have it, it brought so many Americans of different race, colour and creed together. A big sports fan.


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This happened way before my time, but I remember hearing Russ Hodges’s famous “The Giants win the pennant! The amount of research that must have gone into this book in a pre-Internet era is staggering. Simply the best thing ever written about baseball. In many respects, Pafko at the Wall is all scene.

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Showing of 24 reviews. Dn tale gives you everything that is great about Don DeLillo without weighing you down with his many drawbacks. Quotes from Pafko at the Wall. Apr 29, Dmintz16 dlillo it really liked it.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. It may be hard to find this book DeLillo begins his novella with the line, “He speaks in your voice, American. I thought then, and see no reason to think otherwise, that Underworld was one of the great novels of the late 20th century, a flat-out masterpiece.

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