The Angel Esmeralda

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The Angel Esmeralda
First edition
AuthorDon DeLillo
CountryUnited States
GenreShort Stories
Publication date
November 2011
Media typePrint

The Angel Esmeralda: Nine Stories is a collection of short stories by Don DeLillo. The nine stories are printed in chronological order and were written between 1979 and 2011. It is DeLillo's first such collection.


Story Originally published in Date
"Creation" Antaeus Spring 1979
"Human Moments in World War III" Esquire July 1983
"The Runner" Harper's September 1988
"The Ivory Acrobat" Granta Autumn 1988
"The Angel Esmeralda" Esquire May 1994
"Baader-Meinhof" The New Yorker April 1, 2002
"Midnight in Dostoevsky" The New Yorker November 30, 2009
"Hammer and Sickle" Harper's December 2010
"The Starveling" Granta Autumn 2011


The collection was widely praised by critics. The Guardian described the stories as "masterfully designed" and "great art."[1] Writing in The New Yorker, Martin Amis said: "These nine pieces add up to something considerable, and form a vital addition to the corpus."[2] The New York Times called the stories "excellent" and said "DeLillo packs fertile ruminations and potent consolation into each of these rich, dense, concentrated stories."[3] The Daily Telegraph called the stories "robustly brilliant."[4]


External links[edit]

The Angel Esmeralda (Scribner edition) at the Internet Archive (account required)


  1. ^ Poole, Steven (9 November 2011). "The Angel Esmeralda by Don DeLillo – review". the Guardian.
  2. ^ Amis, Martin (14 November 2011). "Laureate of Terror" – via
  3. ^ Schillinger, Liesl (17 November 2011). "The Angel Esmeralda - Nine Stories - By Don DeLillo - Book Review" – via
  4. ^ "Critical eye: roundup of reviews". the Guardian. 4 November 2011.