Set in Greece, the Caribbean, Manhattan, a white-collar prison, and outer space, these nine stories are a mesmerizing introduction to Don DeLillo’s iconic voice, from the rich, startling, jazz-infused rhythms of his early work to the spare, distilled, monastic language of the later stories. Nuns, astronauts, athletes, terrorists, and travelers, the characters in The Angel Esmeralda propel themselves into the world and define it.
"Stories that seem to anticipate a hidden disaster"
In December 1953, Anthony Amedeo's world is nested in his Bronx neighborhood, his parent's Studebaker, the Paradise Theater, Yankee Stadium, and in his imagination, where he longs for a stencil kit to decorate the windows like all the other kids on his street. Instead, he gets a very different present: his uncle Malcolm's family.
"Wonderful Story and Narration"
Figaro ist überglücklich. Seit Tagen repariert er das alte Baumhaus im Garten. Er plant, darin mit Susanna seine Hochzeitsparty zu feiern. Für die Party hat der Graf eigene Pläne, er will unbedingt Susanna, die Braut, küssen. Zur Freude aller tappt er nichtsahnend in die Falle, die Rosina und Cherubino ihm gestellt haben.