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Winner of theNational Book Awardfrom the author of Zero K Winner of the National Book Award, White Noise tells the story of Jack Gladney, his fourth wife, Babette, and four ultramodern offspring as they navigate the rocky passages of family life to the background babble of brand name consumerism When an industrial accident unleashes an airborne toxic event, a lethal black chemical cloud floats over their lives The menacing cloud is a urgent and visible version of the white noise engulfing the Gladneys radio transmissions, sirens, microwaves, ultrasonic appliances, and TV murmurings pulsing with life, yet suggesting something ominous For than sixty five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English speaking world With than ,titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines Readers trust theseries to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up to datetranslations by award winning translators


9 thoughts on “White Noise

  1. jackey jackey says:

    Scritto magnificamente Descrive con poesia, umorismo,lucidit e profondit la confusione esistenziale in cui l uomo contemporaneo vive DondeLillo il T.S.Eliot del 21esimo secolo Le domande sulla vita e sulla morte vengono affrontate dai protagonisti da punti di vista diversi ma riconoscibili universalmente con la razionalit , la filosofia, la psicologia, censurando, creandosi degli interessi, esercitando un potere, usando psico farmaci Ma se vero che con le nostre mani possiamo fare quasi tutto, la confusione permane, il limite ultimo resta insieme al tentativo di dare risposta al perch viviamo Il protagonista ha il desiderio di tutti di vivere per sempre ma non arriva ad accettare che il per sempre che desideriamo sia il modo in cui siamo stati volutamente creati da un mistero infinito Desidera disperatamente credere, ma non ci riesce e tuttavia ha bisogno di testimoni, di gente accanto a s che viva con un senso, senza semplicemente sopravvivere The sunsets linger and so do we Preferisco libri che abbiano una story line e in cui ci sia una trama di eventi, tuttavia White Noise si legge molto bene nonostante il tema sia la paura di morire.


  2. Russo Anna Russo Anna says:

    Per chi non riesce a leggere in inglese anche la versione italiana molto bella Averlo regalato, in famiglia, a Natale in inglese , ora, mi sembra che abbia un sapore premonitore una famiglia fugge per l arrivo di una nube tossica sulla cittadina e raccolgono in fretta e furia le cose che ritengono pi importanti e comincia oltre che la fuga una presa di coscienza della loro esistenza Forse anche la pandemia attuale costringe gli uomini a riflettere sul loro modo di vivere Vale la pena leggerlo.


  3. F F says:

    Not so good, not so bad


  4. Cliente performing-arts.co Cliente performing-arts.co says:

    perch rappresenta uno spaccato di societ americana e o occidentale con una dimensione che non unicamente realistica soprattutto nel rappresentare i dubbi sulla propria esistenza, senza per questo perdere di vista il lato comico e anche ridicolo dell esistenza


  5. Sara Salmonì Sara Salmonì says:

    Il libro arrivato secondo le tempistiche prestabilite in perfette condizioni Venditore onesto e corretto Consiglio a tutti questo libro un ottima lettura


  6. Luca Luca says:

    Pagine rovinate o non rifinite, sconsiglio l acquisto da questo rivenditore


  7. Neninow Neninow says:

    il libro arrivato in perfette condizioni e pure in perfetto orario la scatola lo proteggeva da qualsiasi urto grazie


  8. Pete Nask Pete Nask says:

    E la prima volta che mi avvicino a DeLillo, nonostante la mia passione per la letteratura contemporanea anglosassone A mio avviso, un romanzo che alterna momenti di grande scrittura con fasi di stanca Sembra che l autore abbia sviluppato la trama mentre componeva il romanzo Non tempo sprecato, probabilmente DeLillo ha scritto di meglio, per siamo lontani da Capote, Roth o Russo.


  9. Radek Radek says:

    The world is full of abandoned meanings White Noise takes place in a realm one small step removed from an easily recognisable reality or just outside the range of human apprehension , as DeLillo puts it On face value none of its characters or events are quite credible the characters are too eloquent, the scenes too stage managed Why, for example, would people choose to go out in the open on foot to escape from a toxic cloud Why not get in their cars or simply stay barricaded in their homes So DeLillo can give us an image of a nomad biblical exodus because Delillo wants to strip down humanity to its rudiments in this novel the fear of death and subsequent gullibility it induces to submit to all kinds of generalised information that will keep us safe He wants to show us how information is used to cower us into a herd mentality The Hitler warning always stalking the outer corridors of the novel Put on a uniform and feel bigger, stronger, safer.White Noise, on the surface, is DeLillo s most orthodox novel First person narrative Straightforward chronology Mainly domestic setting Lots of humour The novel s white noise is the endless stream of mis information we are subjected to in our lives Data has a viral role in this novel Data that rarely translates into wisdom The narrator Jack Gladney s oldest son articulates this theme brilliantly What can we do to make life easier for the Stone Agers Can we make a refrigerator Can we even explain how it works What is electricity What is light We experience these things every day of our lives but what good does it do if we find ourselves hurled back in time and we can t even tell people the basic principles much less actually make something that would improve conditions Name one thing you could make Could you make a simple wooden match that you could strike on a rock to make a flame We think we re so great and modern Moon landings, artificial hearts But what if you were hurled into a time warp If a Stone Ager asked you what a nucleotide is, could you tell him How do we make carbon paper What is glass If you came awake tomorrow in the Middle Ages and there was an epidemic raging, what could you do to stop it, knowing what you know about the progress of medicines and diseases Here it is practically the twenty first century and you ve read hundreds of books and magazines and seen a hundred TV shows about science and medicine Could you tell those people one little crucial thing that might save a million and a half lives Children, still unencumbered by fear of death, are better and mysterious filters of information in the novel than the fear stricken adults The adults are both blinded and deafened by the wall of white noise of ubiquitous multimedia information because the deeper we delve into the nature of things, the looser our structure may seem to become The children therefore often have to resist what passes as wisdom in the parents The family is the cradle of the world s misinformation As he becomes much intimate with the advent of his own death Gladney begins finally to glean wisdom from information The air was rich with extrasensory material Nearer to death, nearer to second sight I continued to advance in consciousness Things glowed, a secret life rising out of them White Noise, not quite the masterpiece that is Underworld, is a brilliant achievement, his second best novel.