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Running Dog
"Running Dog" by Don DeLillo
AuthorDon DeLillo
Cover artistKarl Korab
PublisherAlfred A. Knopf
Publication date
Publication placeUnited States
Media typePrint (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages246 (hardback first edition)
LC ClassPZ4.D346 Ru PS3554.E4425

Running Dog is a 1978 novel by Don DeLillo. The book concerns Moll Robbins, a reporter for the eponymous magazine--a fictional "underground" once-radical magazine, a parody of Rolling Stone-- whose investigation into the suspicious activities of a member of the U.S. Senate uncover the possible existence of a pornographic film of Adolf Hitler, purportedly filmed in his bunker in the climactic days of Berlin's fall. As Robbins digs deeper into the film's existence and whereabouts, more and more individuals become obsessed with finding it, including underground art collectors and the Mafia, leading to a surreal and violent series of events.

The book is a loose sequel to DeLillo's third novel Great Jones Street, which also featured the staff of Running Dog as characters.

Reviewing the book for The New York Times, Michael Wood wrote: "the work itself has an air of weariness, of routine violence and acceptable paranoia, of intrigue without point or profit, which strikes me as a very accurate reflection of a contemporary mood."[1]

  1. ^ Wood M., Politics and Families, NYT, Nov. 12, 1978

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