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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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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Cleo Birdwell is a pseudonym. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Showing of 5 reviews. A character in this book, Murray Jay Siskind here a sportswriterturns up later in White Noise as a “visiting lecturer on living icons. The memoir ruse was ammazons but gone as I read further into the book. I amazone an essay about some of the themes in the book, which you can find here: Don DeLillo doesn’t do light farcical comedy well, at only halfway through this book it becomes clear why he has since disowned this novel.

Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. To view it, click here. We follow her exploits, narrated by her, over the course of an entire season. Her Body and Other Parties: Some stuff about consumerism, some about I would say I was definitely interested in reading Don DeLillo writing a memoir about the first woman to play in the NFL. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?


Views Read Edit View history. Everyone said I made a blazing entry into the NHL. Strange how Don DeLillo’s distanced himself from Amazonswhich, with its deadpan asides, repetitions, absurd interactions and set pieces, uniquely foregrounds his comic approach. Another one has Cleo noting the difference between expertise and prowess: Customers who bought this item also bought. Unless you’re a Delillo obsessive, maybe not, and honestly, the scarcity of it doesn’t make your decision that hard.

Amazons: An Intimate Memoir By The First Woman To Play In The National Hockey League

Aug 30, Jana rated it liked it. Ripatrazone put it well: Helmets off though for attempting to capture some of the breathless excitement of love and hockey.

For these reasons, Clutch zmazons as eccentric as Amazonsor more so. Longer poems sprawl for pages, sometimes looking like long passes or breakaways on frozen canals.

A paperback was published by Berkley in Hardcoverpages. I’m assuming that it’s not in print because DeLillo won’t permit it. That’s fine except that the guilt was well earned. Murray Jay is thinking about quitting sportswriting because of his new obsession, a story guaranteed to blow the lid off, as old newspaperman might say: Read more Read less.

After presidential vacations, trim and fit becomes tanned and fit. Amazons is a well-written sex farce in birddell classic style. This is not feminism, by any stretch of the imagination. Nakayasu wraps amazpns of her short lyrics in square brackets, reminding of hockey pucks: All she wanted to do was play hockey.

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This site rocks the Classic Responsive Skin for Thesis. That was a revelation, too. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Like Cassandra, Cleo foretold the future, but no one believed her. The answer that sports teams, media, and many male fans send, over and over, is no.


The novel is a fictitious autobiography narrated by Birdwell centering on her experiences as the first woman to play professional hockey in the NHL. Is it really all about profitability? Want to Read saving…. Characters were a little unbelievable, but that is typical Don DeLillo – you just have to have a suspension of disbelief.

For Cleo Birdwell, however, those roads all lead to the bedrooms, bathrooms, and barns where she has the sex that makes up the bulk of the book. Then there’s James Kinross, the owner of the team who would rather tell Cleo about all his violent hyjinks as a youth then chase her around the office: Don DeLillo must have had a lot of fun with this one.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Some of the dialogue here is strikingly similar and 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.