Born in 1936 in the Bronx to parents emigrated to New York from Molise twenty years before, Donald Richard “Don” DeLillo is considered the great master of the American post- modern fiction. He is a sharp observer of contemporary society which he describes in his works through media, religiousness and the rituals of politics. His writing can be ironic and gentle, but also tragically epic combining visual suggestions drawn from movies, comic strips, advertising and television. Reluctant to grant interviews and resisting media visibility, he won the National Book Award with White Noise, 1985, the PEN/ Faulkner Award and the Jerusalem Prize. His first novel, Americana, was published in 1971 and translated into Italian only in the year 2000. His first collection of short stories, The Angel Esmeralda, was published in 2011 and translated into Italian by the publishing house Einaudi, like most of his books. His work has influenced dozens of authors all over the world and many American writers, such as David Foster Wallace, consider him as the writer who inspired them the most.