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We are not witnessing the flow of information so much as pure spectacle, or information made sacred, ritually unreadable. The small monitors of the office, home and car become a kind of idolatry here, where crowds might gather in astonishment.
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Among other things, White Noise is about Jack Gladney: a professor specializing in Hitler studies who can’t speak German.
He attempts to learn the language while keeping his horrible secret from his colleagues, simultaneously navigating family life in a culture of post-modern consumerism. 158 more words
The link below is to a book review of ‘Underworld,’ by Don DeLillo.