Running Dog (novel)

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Running Dog
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"Running Dog" by Don DeLillo
Author Don DeLillo
Cover artist Karl Korab
Country United States
Language English
Genre Novel
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 246 (hardback first edition)
ISBN 0-394-50143-8
OCLC 3516537
LC Class PZ4.D346 Ru PS3554.E4425

Running Dog is a 1978 novel by Don DeLillo. At its center is a rumored pornographic film of Adolf Hitler, purportedly filmed in his bunker in the climactic days of Berlin's fall. The novel follows a journalist as she tries to penetrate a murky black market of wealthy erotic-art collectors in order to locate the film. The tale grows increasingly wild and violent as she closes in on this bizarre grail. The book derives its title from a fictional "underground" once-radical magazine. This publication also featured in Great Jones Street.

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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