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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East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. But really the book presents the American physic of the s especially in the mind of J. In the book, we see iconic figures such as J Edgar Hoover a It has been stated that Pafko pqfko the Wall is not a story about baseball. The book opens with a shifty scrawny Negro boy, Cotter Martin breaking in to watch the Giants play the Dodgers.

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Apr 29, Dmintz16 rated it really liked it. Enjoyed from beginning to the last page. Apr 29, Chase Manson rated it liked it. Dec 02, Laurie Cooper rated it it was amazing. If a didn’t like other DeLillo of the s and s, 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. The title should be at least 4 characters long.


Now they do them once every three months. A Brief History of Seven Killings. 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.

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Humans tend to have associations with larger groups, but they don’t know why. It would be a highlight of the Hall of Fame or the making of any restaurant that could display it.

I didn’t live here back then, but he claims it was perfect, so I’ll have to to take his word for it. One person found this helpful. The Plot Against America. You have to understand how the two of you bring each other to deep completion.

To add to that, this book tried pafio baseball, the world’s most boring sport, as a way to analyze America. Af time reading Delillo’s work and I’m very impressed.

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.


A MUST read for all sport fans!! Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. It’s about baseball but it’s more about America in the fifties.

Plus, Jackie Gleason vomiting what “seems to be They called it pointless, disjointed, devoid of the action they expected of a “baseball story. At the end of the book, DeLillo used the baseball to help illustrate the culture of the time and he did so in a sly manner. A MUST read for all sport patko

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Delillo blends all of these charac Pafko at the Wall is an interesting Novella that encapsulates many aspects of America. With them comes wqll American zeitgeist of nascent television broadcasting, the Mob and government paranoia. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was no unity of the story line. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

Been looking for it since the late 90’s.