Postmodernism - Postmodernism: White Noise Don Delilo -...

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Postmodernism: White Noise Don Delilo - still alive - considered as the greatest living American novelist - an odd duck - born and raided in the Bronx - other well known books are Libra and Underworld - very rarely been photographed Post Modernism - we live in a postmodern age - Delilo is not happy with the state known as postmodernism o He uses postmodernism to mock it in this book - Roughly 1965-present - This concept offers the idea that there are no fundamentals o We live in a culture o highly mediated that there are no fundamentals - Qualities o Scholarly and cultural distinctions no longer make any sense o Culture is flattened out and everything is equally available at all times o The distinction between an image and a thing no longer matters The barn passage on page 12 o Totally and completely surrendered to consumerism People are sold things 24 hours a day o Tends to be or often is drawn from other references o Celebrity fascism We are preoccupied with the celebrities
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course HUMANITIES HU 101-202 taught by Professor Sweeting during the Spring '08 term at BU.

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