作者：沪江英语 来源：沪江部落 2016-06-03 06:00
I meet DeLillo inside a fifth floor apartment on the Upper East Side. The room is crowded with books; spring blazes outside. He has positioned himself in the corner, in the shadows, and he shakes hands in a manner that suggests he's picking up a hot coal. His fine-boned face is winged with bushy grey sideburns; his checked shirt and chinos seem at least two sizes too big. "I'm losing my voice," he announces by way of introduction, although I wonder if this might be a convenient excuse. DeLillo is known as a man who dislikes giving interviews, detests explaining his work. He used to carry business cards that bore the legend, "I don't want to talk about it". I suspect his faltering larynx is being deployed as a defensive measure. "No, no," he insists and then gives the ghost of a smile. "It's an offensive measure."