is Stephen Sondheim’s musical Assassins set to prose. Not only in the obvious way [Lee Harvey Oswald] but because they can portray the now you see it now you don’t nature of conspiracy and all those guns. Oswald’s mother delivers some monologues about herself and her son [think Gypsy] that would make an aria or two so maybe Libra should be an opera. The title sounds like an opera So, yes DeLillo is still in the race in the Living Great Writer contest-on to Underworld.

Two excellent DeLillo sentences:

“The test results were in and only his urine got a passing grade. He tended toward emotional instability.”
‘She didn’t want her baby sucking nervous milk.”

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