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White Noise: Text and Criticism Paperback – 3 December 1998
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- Publisher : Penguin (3 December 1998)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 544 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0140274987
- ISBN-13 : 978-0140274981
- Dimensions : 12.85 x 2.41 x 19.63 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 408,454 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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--Jayne Anne Phillips, The New York Times Book Review DeLillo's eighth novel should win him wide recognition as one of the best American noveslists. . . . the homey comedy of White Noise invites us into a world we're glad to enter. Then the sinister buzz of implication makes the book unforgettably disturbing.
--Newsweek A stunning book . . . it is a novel of hairline prophecy, showing a desolate and all-too-believable future in the evidence of an all-too-recognizable present. . . . Through tenderness, wit, and a powerful irony, DeLillo has made every aspect of White Noise a moving picture of a disquiet we seem to share more and more.
--Los Angeles Times It's brilliance is dark and sheathed. And probing. In White Noise, Don DeLillo takes a Geiger-counter reading of the American family, and comes up with ominous clicks.
--Vanity Fair A stunning performance from one of our most intelligent novelists . . . Tremendously funny.
--The New Republic
About the Author
In 1997, he published the bestselling Underworld, and in 1999 he was awarded the Jerusalem Prize, given to a writer whose work expresses the theme of the freedom of the individual in society; he was the first American author to receive it. He is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
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Interessant ist vor allem auch, wie seltsam und entrückt und dennoch vertraut die Charaktere in ihren Macken, Schrullen und Schwächen sind.
Insgesamt ist es ein Buch, das sich nicht im ersten Lesen erschließt und das einen nachhaltig zu Grübeln anregt.
Deshalb muss man dem Buch eigentlich eine Chance geben ....
If you are neither of the above then you should probably buy it because it is a really good book by an important author and was written before he was important so it is actually easy and fun to read. The only case in which I would recommend against it is if you are a physicist looking for an actual book on “ white noise” or a white supremacist ( actually you should definitely buy it because it does mention Hitler a lot in a fairly neutral way and you will likely miss the irony and actually enjoy most or all of it) glad to find that fellow white people are finally making some noise in which case you will be disappointed.