This book was written by Don DeLillo under the pseudonym of Cleo Birdwell. In this fictional memoir, Birdwell plays for the New York Rangers hockey team and. Cleo Birdwell is the author of Amazons ( avg rating, ratings, 29 reviews, published ). Amazons. A ‘memoir’ by ‘Cleo Birdwell’. This novel came out under the pseudonym Cleo Birdwell, but several sources at the time called this ‘a.

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Very “Up the Academy,” minus ensuing hijinx. Cleo Birdwell proves to be an entertaining protagonist in a cast that includes her neurotic agent, the tennis player bridwell is the object of the agent’s affections, the troubled general manager, the lonely French Canadian coach, and the former hockey player with a rare condition who undergoes a very strange treatment.

I got a copy for 9 GBP. Like Cassandra, Cleo foretold the future, but no one believed her.

Mar 13, Ryan rated it really liked it. And when you have spent a good deal of your thinking life cultivating — or being driven to — cynical distance, the sloppy, unchecked emotion of sports fandom can seem like either an affront or a revelation. See all 5 reviews.

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Some of the dialogue here is strikingly similar amazins the ra It should come as no surprise that David Foster Wallace’s archive at University of Texas’ Harry Ransom Center contains Wallace’s annotated copy of Amazons. They wrote about my honey blonde hair flying in the breeze, my silver skate blades flashing, my plucky work in the corners, my style, my stamina, my milky blue eyes, my taut ass and firm breasts, the nightmarish bruises on my downy white thighs.


We ripped entire steering wheels out of cars. At the same time, DeLillo asked his editor to delete Amazons from his list of works. Clutch ends with generous spirit:. Discover Prime Book Birdwelk for Kids. The rest of the fleo, it seems, knew more about a fictional female NHLer than they did about a real one.

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Amazons reminds us that professional sports rely on narratives, and that narratives are constructed truths. It helps that Cleo is smart and amwzons, but her guy suitors are in no way her equal. We follow her exploits, narrated by her, over the course of an entire season. Amazons is a well-written sex farce in the classic style. Cleo’s sexual encounter with a drunkenly passed out man who she has to drag from the Monopoly board to her room on a rug had me birwdell on with a laugh plastered on my face.

I’m a big Don DeLillo fan but man was this book terrible.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Robert Fisher Top Contributor: Surely his most accessibile and funny novel, but c,eo it shows all the typical DeLillian characteristics, from the quasi- philosophical rumblings to the hysteria of contemporary life.

Some are sweet, some mean well, birdwell many of them especially the aforementioned Sanders Meade don’t realize how lucky or broken they are. I mean that some loose threads in my life, my love for sports and my need for allegiance, got knotted together into a fundamental life change akin to joining a church or giving up meat.

Works by Don DeLillo. Ultimately, Cleo Birdwell and Isabel Archer are only as free as it pleases their male authors to let them be, and both heroines are made to pay for their brief and doubly fictional empowerment. Longer poems sprawl for pages, sometimes looking like long passes or breakaways on frozen canals. Feb 05, Lisa Marie rated it really liked it.


If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Cleo Birdwell is a pseudonym for John DeLilo and he has no clue how a woman really thinks.

Not for new insight into the game. To view it, click here. Articles lacking sources from January All articles lacking sources Pages to import images to Wikidata. Is it really all about profitability? There’s very little hockey in there, in spite of the premise.

Either way, it is a term I associate with people who have enough money to be happily obese, out of shape, and generally wasted, jowly, and dissipated, out drinking and screwing every night, but who have resolved to be fit and trim out of a deep sense of duty. Really funny, not just “oh, how droll.

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Amqzons these reasons, Clutch is as eccentric as Amazonsor more so. Secretly written by Don DeLillo, this “memoir” by the first woman to play in the NHL is by turns hilarious and lyrical. I didn’t read it yet, but I’m pretty sure I’ll love it as well, as I love the whole production of this writer. Sadly, he’s afflicted with a hazy, hard to cure ailment called Jumping Frenchman Disease.