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"Seven Seconds that Broke the Back of the Century"

Novellist Don DeLillo doesn't like talking about his novels; but he says there's much to discuss about his newest book Libra, based on the assassination of John F. Kennedy. DeLillo sought to fill in the gaps of that story, including what motivated gunman Lee Harvey Oswald.


Other segments from the episode on August 9, 1988

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, August 9, 1988: Interview with Samuel R. Delany; Commentary on Eddie Cochran; Interview with Don DeLillo; Review of Amos Tutola's novels "Simbi and the Satyr of the Dark…


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