By: Delillo, Don (b. 1936) / Intro: Powers, Richard
A classic American novel by writer Don DeLillo (b,1936), with an introduction by Richard Powers. Winner of the 1985 U.S. National Book Award, White Noise 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. When an industrial accident unleashes an 'airborne toxic event,' a lethal black chemical cloud floats over their lives. The menacing cloud is a more urgent and visible version of the 'white noise' engulfing the Gladneys-radio transmissions, sirens, microwaves, ultrasonic appliances, and TV murmurings-pulsing with life, yet suggesting something ominous.
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Delillo, Don (b. 1936) / Intro: Powers, Richard
Penguin Classics, NY 2009
14 x 20 cm
American Fiction - Postmodern Literature
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About Don DeLillo Don DeLillo is the author of fifteen novels, including Zero K, Underworld, Falling Man, White Noise, and Libra. He has won the National Book Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the Jerusalem Prize for his complete body of work, and the William Dean Howells Medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2010, he was awarded the PEN/Saul Bellow Prize. The Angel Esmeralda was a finalist for the 2011 Story Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. In 2012, DeLillo received the Carl Sandburg Literary Award for his body of work.