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Underworld Summary
Don Delillo

Everything you need to understand or teach Underworld by Don Delillo.

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  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
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Underworld Summary

Plot Summary

Underworld by Don DeLillo is a book about two people from the Bronx who have a brief affair and then go their separate ways. One becomes a famous artist and the other becomes a respected executive in the field of waste management. Forty years later, their paths cross again in the middle of the Arizona desert where they briefly meet and talk for a few minutes. The years between their meetings are the years of the Cold War and there are many social changes in society that DeLillo expertly captures.

The Prologue opens on October 3, 1951 when a young boy named Cotter Martin jumps the turnstiles at the Polo Grounds and gains admittance to the Dodgers-Giants game. The Giants win the pennant on Bobby Thomson's home run and Cotter leaves with the ball. He wants to keep the ball as a souvenir but his father, Manx, steals the ball...

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