Monday, May 07, 2007

DeLILLO DISSENT In the issue currently on newstands, New York Magazine publishes a "Guide to the Don DeLillo Oeuvre ".

In it, WHITE NOISE is filed under "classic" while the novella THE BODY ARTIST and the stage play THE DAY ROOM are both labelled "avoid."

Each of the latter works are challenging, but for what it's worth, I'd recommend them both. Dare I say that they're two of the more compelling works of fiction I've read during the last five years?

CONTRAPOSITIVE is edited by Dan Aibel. Dan's a playwright. He lives in New York City.