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Ratner"s star

by Don DeLillo

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Published by Knopf in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Life on other planets -- Fiction.,
  • Teenagers -- Fiction.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementDon DeLillo.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPZ4.D346 Rat, PS3554.E4425 Rat
    The Physical Object
    Pagination437 p. :
    Number of Pages437
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5209371M
    ISBN 100394400836
    LC Control Number75036808

    One of DeLillo's first novels, Ratner's Star follows Billy, a genius adolescent who is recruited to live in obscurity, underground, as he tries to help a panel of estranged, demented, and yet lovable scientists communicate with beings from outer space. RATNER'S STAR by Don DeLillo on DeLillo's first three books had the feel of novels straining to be something else, of energies out of their element, tadpoles in a cocoon. If what novelists did was.

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      Ratner's Star by Don DeLillo, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(K). Ratner’s Star is a fantastic narrative in two parts built around an enticing plot idea. In part 1, “Adventures: Field Experiment Number One,” Billy Twillig is summoned to a Connecticut think.


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It is a mix of quirky humor, science, mathematical 5/5(1). DeLillo's Billy is a fourteen-year-old, Bronx-bred mathematical genius, recipient of the Nobel Prize, who is summoned to a huge computer-radiotelescope complex called Space Brain to decode a cryptic message received from the vicinity of Ratner's Star.

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DeLillo’s latest and best meditation on the excesses of contemporary thought. Neither outline nor message begins to intimate the cosmic nuttiness of Ratner’s Star.

Nor do plot and meaning convey Mr. DeLillo’s dazzling capacity to make funhouse mazes of the most abstruse passage of scientific theory. 3/5(18). Ratner's Star. Published by User, 15 years ago. This book has quickly become one of my favorites. A beautifully written novel about language, mathematics, the fear of death, and an individuals place within the complexity of by: One of DeLillo's first novels, Ratner's Star follows Billy, the genius adolescent, who is recruited to live in obscurity, underground, as he tries to help a panel of estranged, demented, and yet lovable scientists communicate with beings from outer Edition: Unabridged.

If you want a simple read or vacation book this may not be attractive to you. That said, I loved Ratner's Star and it's blend of satire, humor and literate observations on the human condition. Don Delillo writes prose that is evocative yet emotive and postmodern with near hallucinogenic moments that morph to the mundane/5(20).

'Ratner's Star' is Don DeLillo's fourth novel, published in I suspect that it is also the least read and the most frequently abandoned - which would be a pity, since in some ways it shares the qualities of the later, more popular books/5(13). Written in Don DeLillo's characteristically mesmerizing prose, Ratner's Star is a brilliantly observed, funny and deeply thought-provoking novel which explores the mysterious, mind-blowing, mathematical world.

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This is a load of bat guano. “There’s a whole class of writers who don’t want their books to be read.

To express what is expressible isn’t why you write if you’re in this class of writers. To be understood is faintly embarrassing The friction of an audience is what drives writers crazy The more they understand. Don Delillo RATNER'S STAR 1st Edition 1st Printing Hardcover New York Knopf Very Good+ in a Very Good+ price clipped dust jacket.

Large Owner inscription on FEP and top of 2nd FEP. 1/4 inch open tear at top of front gutter and spine Rating: % positive. As Stephen J. Burn notes, DeLillo returned to Teilhard’s writings for Ratner’s Star, and even considered titling four other novels Point Omega (the inversion means the same) — Mao II, Underworld, The Body Artist and Cosmopolis — before using the title for his short novel.

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