Cosmopolis

A Novel

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It is an April day in the year 2000 and an era is about to end -- those booming times of market optimism when the culture boiled with money and corporations seemed more vital and influential than governments.

Eric Packer, a billionaire asset

It is an April day in the year 2000 and an era is about to end -- those booming times of market optimism when the culture boiled with money and corporations seemed more vital and influential than governments.

Eric Packer, a billionaire asset manager at age twenty-eight, emerges from his penthouse triplex and settles into his lavishly customized white stretch limousine. On this day he is a man with two missions: to pursue a cataclysmic bet against the yen and to get a haircut across town.

His journey to the barbershop is a contemporary odyssey, funny and fast-moving. Stalled in traffic by a presidential motorcade, a music idol's funeral and a violent political demonstration, Eric receives a string of visitors -- his experts on security, technology, currency, finance and theory. Sometimes he leaves the car for sexual encounters and sometimes he doesn't have to.

Cosmopolis, Don DeLillo's thirteenth novel, is both intimate and global, a vivid and moving account of a spectacular downfall. ...Continua

Ha scritto il 31/01/16
"There are dead stars that still shines because their light is trapped in time. Where do I stand in this light, which does not strictly exist?"
Ha scritto il 28/08/13
all fine… il topo diventò l'unità monetaria!
Ha scritto il 14/08/13
Forse i libri di De Lillo devo riprenderli in mano più avanti per apprezzarli, o forse non lo reggo proprio questo autore, al momento, in ogni caso, di Cosmpolis ne ho abbandonato la lettura
Ha scritto il 02/10/11
The logical extension of business is murder.
In an April day of the year 2000, 28-year-old multibillionaire finance whiz Eric Packer gets up from a sleepless night. He watches the day dawn over Manhattan, then crosses the rooms of his triplex (which he paid, as we will learn, $ 104 mln) and sum ...Continua
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Ha scritto il 08/03/09
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