Baudrillard, DeLillo's « White Noise », and the End of Heroic Narrative

  title={Baudrillard, DeLillo's « White Noise », and the End of Heroic Narrative},
  author={Leonard Wilcox},
  journal={Contemporary Literature},
From Americana, through Great Jones Street, White Noise, and Libra, Don DeLillo's novels have been concerned with the relationship between American identity and the mediascapes. If the two earlier works were preoccupied with the way in which the American dream is manipulated by the media, the later two chart a world that is mediated by and constituted in the technologico-semiotic regime. In White Noise DeLillo's protagonist Jack Gladney confronts a new order in which life is increasingly lived… Expand
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