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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Power has birddwell darker side, of course, and this same president will be described two days alter as looking tired and drawn. Was Amazons a new story? I got a copy for 9 GBP. Today, 35 years later, women still want to play hockey, and other women —and many men — want to watch.

He had published six novels in the s, which had established a serious reputation, but not made a big dent in terms of sales.

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

My own feeling is that Delillo is at his best when he’s just having fun and being funny, both of which he’s doing here. I’m assuming that it’s not in print because DeLillo won’t permit it. Showing of 5 reviews. The other is “the twin spectres of Vietnam and Watergate,” to use his own words. If you go in expecting a complete, and perhaps usually somewhat pretentious piece of Delillo-ness, it’s not for you.

Very funny and well worth the effort of tracking down a copy. The unacknowledged pen-name of author C,eo DeLillo. Your email address will not be published. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. In other words, fitness and trimness are moral qualities, and when the president is described as being fit and trim, we should all feel better.


ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Like Cassandra, Amazobs foretold the future, but no one believed her. I just regret that I lost my birdwel. It is in some ways similar to DeLillo’s second novel, the football-themed End Zonethough more humorous and smaller in scale, replete with social satire and comedy. Amazons is a well-written sex farce in the classic style.

The thing that immediately stood out to me about Amazons is how strong an influence it must have cleoo on Wallace’s first novel, The Broom Of The System. David Foster Wallace even lifted a minor character from this book for Infinite Jest. That was a revelation, too.

Preview — Amazons by Cleo Birdwell.

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. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Nakayasu wraps each of her short lyrics in birdwwll brackets, reminding of hockey pucks: In the meantime, I learned that the book was actually written by the noted author Don Delillo.

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Feb 17, Steve rated it did not like it. Yes, there are a few funny moments of social satire and a few characteristic metafictive reflections; however, they’re just too few and far between. This interaction has all the elements of sexual harassment: 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.

Amazons made more money than any of his novels to that point. Clutch ends with generous spirit:. One male after another tries to seduce Ms. Sep 07, Paolo Latini rated it it was amazing Shelves: He agrees enthusiastically only after waking and finding the act already begun.

To view it, click here. Sadly, he’s afflicted with a hazy, hard to cure ailment called Jumping Frenchman Disease. Nov 30, Pat rated it really liked it. For these reasons, Clutch is as eccentric as Amazonsor more so. There’s very little hockey in there, in spite of the premise.


Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. I’m glad I read it, clfo completely understand why some others who read it don’t push it on everyone dleo.

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Furthermore, there’s much to be said too much to get into here about how masculinist the supposed female viewpoint here tends to be. 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, birdwel, who have resolved to be fit and trim out of a deep sense of duty.

It sits well against his other sports novel, End Zone ; and the “Kramer box” anticipates the Convergence capsules in Zero K. The few old-timers I surveyed had never heard of it. And somehow, in the world of sports, women are always a new story.

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Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. After presidential vacations, trim and fit becomes tanned and fit. Works by Don DeLillo. Oh Don DeLillo, you’re so silly. Birdwell is kept busy bedding every major male character in the book. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Our rocks came from empty lots. Nearly four decades later, men still have their sports served up with a side of half-naked and poorly-paid women: