White Noise

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White Noise

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Author :   Don DeLillo
Publisher :   Pan Macmillan
Published :   04/03/2011
ISBN :   9780330524841
Format :   Paperback
Pages :   374
Size (mm) :   198x129x24
Weight (g) :   274

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In this black comedy about Jack Gladney (professor of Hitler Studies) DeLillo writes about consumerism, pop culture and death. The novel ranges from supermarkets and anxiety to environmental catastrophe when Gladney's family is uprooted by an 'airbourne toxic event'. As fresh today as when it was written in the mid-eighties. Hugo

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A brilliantly black and funny novel about humanity's greatest fear - death.

'America's greatest living writer.' - Observer
Jack Gladney is the creator and chairman of Hitler studies at the College-on-the-Hill. This is the story of his absurd life; a life that is going well enough, until a chemical spill from a rail car releases an 'Airborne Toxic Event' and Jack is forced to confront his biggest fear - his own mortality.
White Noise is an effortless combination of social satire and metaphysical dilemma in which Don DeLillo exposes our rampant consumerism, media saturation and novelty intellectualism. It captures the particular strangeness of life lived when the fear of death cannot be denied, repressed or obscured and ponders the role of the family in a time when the very meaning of our existence is under threat.

 

In this black comedy about Jack Gladney (professor of Hitler Studies) DeLillo writes about consumerism, pop culture and death. The novel ranges from supermarkets and anxiety to environmental catastrophe when Gladney's family is uprooted by an 'airbourne toxic event'. As fresh today as when it was written in the mid-eighties. Hugo