Don DeLillos Novel, White Noise
For example, the relatively plotless part 1 presents itself as a hyperintelligent TV sitcom, complete with brainy children, zany friends, and banal conflicts. "Baudrillard, DeLillo's White Noise, and the End of Heroic Narrative." Contemporary Literature 32 (1991 346-65). Nobody downloaded yet, add to wishlist, delete from wishlist. End Zone foreshadows White Noise both in its parody of disaster novels and in its protagonist's ambivalence about technology and its consequences. Like his first three novels, it features a first-person narrator who maintains an uneasy relationship with mass culture. The first critical analysis of White Noise appeared only two years after its publication, in Tom LeClair's influential book, In the Loop: Don DeLillo and the Systems Novel. This latter may, he argues, counteract our mortal dread. However Delillo uses death as an item for comparison, just to show the depravation value for the fear of death, in contrast to the many manifestations of the "white noise". No wonder Jack sees the family as the 'cradle of the world's misinformation' (81). In these earlier novels, as in White Noise, science engenders a deep and dangerous alienation from nature.