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Title:White Noise
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Publisher:Penguin Books
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Number of Pages:320
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White Noise by Don DeLillo

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC White Noise A brilliant satire of mass culture and the numbing effects of technology i White Noise i tells the story of Jack Gladney a teacher of Hitler studies at a liberal arts college in Middle America Jack and his fourth wife Babette bound by their love fear of death and four ultramodern offspring navigate the rocky passages of family life to the background babble of brand name consumerism Then a lethal black chemical cloud unleashed by an industrial accident floats over their lives an airborne toxic event that is a more urgent and visible version of the white noise engulfing the Gladneys the radio transmissions sirens microwaves and TV murmurings that constitute the music of American magic and dread

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Don DeLillo looks into the mind and heart of a defense intellectual one of the men involved in the management of the country s war machine br br Don DeLillo has been wierdly prophetic about twenty first century America The New York Times Book Review In his earlier novels he has written about conspiracy theory the Cold War and global terrorism Now in Point Omega he looks into the mind and heart of a defense intellectual one of the men involved in the management of the country s war machine br br Richard Elster was a scholar an outsider when he was called to a meeting with government war planners asked to apply ideas and principles to such matters as troop deployment and counterinsurgency br br We see Elster at the end of his service He has retreated to the desert somewhere south of nowhere in search of space and geologic time There he is joined by a filmmaker Jim Finley intent on documenting his experience Finley wants to persuade Elster to make a one take film Elster its single character Just a man and a wall br br Weeks later Elster s daughter Jessica visits an otherworldly woman from New York who dramatically alters the dynamic of the story The three of them talk train their binoculars on the landscape and build an odd tender intimacy something like a family Then a devastating event throws everything into question br br In this compact and powerful novel it is finally a lingering human mystery that haunts the landscape of desert and mind, b Part of the Penguin Orange Collection a limited run series of twelve influential and beloved American classics in a bold series design offering a modern take on the iconic Penguin paperback b br br For the seventieth anniversary of Penguin Classics the Penguin Orange Collection celebrates the heritage of Penguin s iconic book design with twelve influential American literary classics representing the breadth and diversity of the Penguin Classics library These collectible editions are dressed in the iconic orange and white tri band cover design first created in while french flaps high quality paper and striking cover illustrations provide the cutting edge design treatment that is the signature of Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions today br br b i White Noise i b br br Winner of the National Book Award i White Noise i tells the story of Jack Gladney his fourth wife Babette and four ultramodern offspring as they navigate the rocky passages of family life to the background babble of brand name consumerism, One of the most intelligent grimly funny voices to comment on life in present day America i The New York Times i Don DeLillo presents an extraordinary new novel about words and images novelists and terrorists the mass mind and the arch individualist At the heart of the book is Bill Gray a famous reclusive writer who escapes the failed novel he has been working on for many years and enters the world of political violence a nightscape of Semtex explosives and hostages locked in basement rooms Bill s dangerous passage leaves two people stranded his brilliant fixated assistant Scott and the strange young woman who is Scott s lover and Bill s, While Eisenstein documented the forces of totalitarianism and Stalinism upon the faces of the Russian peoples DeLillo offers a stunning at times overwhelming document of the twin forces of the Cold War and American culture compelling that swerve from evenness in which he finds events and people both wondrous and horrifying br br i Underworld i opens with a breathlessly graceful prologue set during the final game of the Giants Dodgers pennant race in Written in what DeLillo calls super omniscience the sentences sweep from young Cotter Martin as he jumps the gate to the press box soars over the radio waves runs out to the diamond slides in on a fast ball pops into the stands where J Edgar Hoover is sitting with a drunken Jackie Gleason and a splenetic Frank Sinatra and learns of the Soviet Union s second detonation of a nuclear bomb It s an absolutely thrilling literary moment When Bobby Thomson hits Branca s pitch into the outstretched hand of Cotter the shot heard around the world and Jackie Gleason pukes on Sinatra s shoes the events of the next few decades are set in motion all threaded together by the baseball as it passes from hand to hand br br It s all falling indelibly into the past writes DeLillo a past that he carefully recalls and reconstructs with acute grace Jump from Giants Stadium to the Nevada desert in where Nick Shay who now owns the baseball reunites with the artist Kara Sax They had been brief and unlikely lovers years before and it is largely through the events spinoffs and coincidental encounters of their pasts that DeLillo filters the Cold War experience He believes that global events may alter how we live in the smallest ways and as the book steps back in time to over the following odd pages we see just how those events alter lives This reverse narrative allows the author to strip away the detritus of history and pop culture until we get to the story s pure elements the bomb the baseball and the Bronx In an epilogue as breathless and stunning as the prologue DeLillo fast forwards to a near future in which ruthless capitalism the Internet and a new hushed faith have replaced the Cold War s blend of dread and euphoria br br Through fragments and interlaced stories including those of highway killers artists celebrities conspiracists gangsters nuns and sundry others DeLillo creates a fragile web of connected experience a communal Zeitgeist that encompasses the messy whole of five decades of American life wonderfully distilled