Consuming and Dying: Meaning and the Marketplace in Don DeLillo's White Noise

@article{Weekes2007ConsumingAD,
  title={Consuming and Dying: Meaning and the Marketplace in Don DeLillo's White Noise},
  author={Karen Weekes},
  journal={Lit: Literature Interpretation Theory},
  year={2007},
  volume={18},
  pages={285 - 302}
}
  • Karen Weekes
  • Published 30 November 2007
  • History
  • Lit: Literature Interpretation Theory
The title of Don DeLillo's book White Noise (1985) is generally interpreted using the scientific definition of this term, “a simultaneous combination of equally intense but random sound wave freque... 
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