Tags » Don DeLillo

“Would ..anything you do in this life have beauty + meaning without the knowledge ..of a final line, a border or limit” – White Noise – DON DELILLO


Tune In or Tune Out...This is No Simulation

Claire Going checks out White Noise by Don DeLillo

The only thing more bizarre than a college professor who specialises in Hitler studies, is a college professor of Hitler studies who can’t even speak German. 611 more words


The Implicit Order ~ Spirits Are Using Me Higher Voices Calling

Creepy music can go one of two ways: cheesy or sincerely unnerving. Too often, much like we see in the film genre of horror itself, superficially ‘spooky’ music adopts a sarcastic, knowing wit that renders it cartoonish and robs it of any real impact, a lifeless plastic Halloween decoration in a gray suburban yard, flapping in the breeze. 249 more words

“Isn’t death the boundary we need? Doesn’t it give a precious texture to life, a sense of definition?” – Don Delillo


Obsolete? The Novel and the University in the Digital Age

Last semester’s course on Contemporary American Fiction turned out to be a success, with good effort and engagement from the students and interesting conversations each week.  1,897 more words


White Noise

Ok, before I get going, I have to say that this song pops into my head every time I look at this book. So you can have some lovely audio accompaniment for this post if you would like. 1,139 more words

Real Life Rock Top 10 (04/23/03)

1. Nineteen Forty-Five, I Saw a Bright Light (Daemon)
The first time you hear this, it might sound ordinary; the third or fourth time it can be shattering… 1,063 more words

Greil Marcus