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    Don DeLillo

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    Don DeLillo Throughout the twentieth-century, humanity has had the privilege of reading the works of many fine authors. Authors such as Toni Morrison, James Joyce, and even Robert Pinsky all come to mind. But when one thinks of the most prolific writers in the twentieth century, Don DeLillo is certainly one of them. Born in New York City in a small Italian neighborhood in the Bronx, DeLillo was destined to be a writer. He attended Fordham University where, upon graduation, he worked for an

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    Don Delillo

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    publication of his first novel, Americana (1971), Don DeLillo (b. 1936) has been recognized as among the most important writers of his generation. Don Delillo demonstrates the theme of a corrupt society through his assessment of isolation, the quest of discovering self- image, and the drive toward creating a sense of doomsday. In his work, Don Delillo explores isolationism and its capacity to reveal the corruptness practices in society. Delillo tends to place themes in his writings that express his

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    Dislocation in Cosmopolis: DeLillo

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    the utopia became dystopia. They particularly explored the cultural causes of terrorism. DeLillo investigates the role of various groups in society. Ian McEwan was one writer who responded to the attacks with his novel Saturday (2005) Cosmopolis is particularly interesting because it narrates and offers a careful and detailed account of the description of people and places. in the turn of the century. DeLillo was very much preoccupied with America is shown as a hybrid society inhibited by multinational

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    Underworld by Don Delillo

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    years I was trying to collect” according to Marvin, the memorabilia collector. Cotter’s persistence in securing the baseball in the prologue is also another such example. Once he gets ahold of the baseball, “he feels it hot and buzzy in his hand” (Delillo 48) and runs away as soon as possible to secure it. Cotter, Nick and Marvin’s obsession with the baseball can be rationalized much like any other human goal or obsession. The baseball seems to symbolize a sense of purpose inherent in every human

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    The Failure of Technology in White Noise by Don Delillo One particularly unfortunate trait of modern society is our futile attempt to use technology to immunize ourselves against the fear of death. The failure of technology in this regard is the general subject of Don Delillo''s book White Noise. Throughout this novel, technology is depicted as the ominous messenger of our common fate, an increasing sense of dread over loss of control of our lives and the approach of inevitable death in spite

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    deterioration and destruction of American pop culture. While at College-on-the-Hill, Murray wants to create a department devo... ... middle of paper ... ...Why did the author write this work? What does he want us to take with us after reading it? Don Delillo wrote White Noise to show the detrimental effects of consumerism and the bombardment of media on our daily lives. He shows how it causes characters to blend reality with illusions and desensitizes them from what is truly real. For example, the SIMUVAC

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    Webster’s dictionary defines a distraction as a mental turmoil. Don Delillo, the author of the novel White Noise shows how distractions are nothing more than a mental turmoil towards the characters in the novel and this is proved in several different circumstances. The characters use distractions to avoid accepting the problems they come across in their everyday lives. The many distractions that the characters in the novel make use of are used to help them avoid their lack of spiritualism, their

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    (Oakeshott) The idea of the lacking of realness is one of the major themes carried out throughout the novel White Noise by Don DeLillo, especially through the device of the television. “For most people there are only two places in the world. Where they live and their TV set. If a thing happens on television, we have every right to find it fascinating, whatever it is.” (DeLillo 66) The television in the novel White Noise is portrayed almost as a character and plays a significant role in the lives of

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    positive and proud of being an American, DeLillo has adapted a more cynical perspective. There are several poems from Walt Whitman’s collection of Leaves of Grass that portray his particular belief in the American identity. In the poem, I Hear America Singing, the repetitive manner tells of how each individual is the same but also each keeps his or her own special place. Each

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    In modern society, the outstanding technology has brought human to a bright new age that people are more likely to value the materiality. Then more problems are raised from the technological development and further implicated with human emotions and basic desires. For example, in Don Delillo's novel "White noise", the fear of death is emphasized and given a new definition that fits into this lopsided modern society, which is overwhelmed by all kinds of information from mass media. People unconsciously

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