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Overview

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Author

Don DeLillo

Year Published

1985

Type

Novel

Genre

Satire

Perspective and Narrator

The events of White Noise are described by a first-person narrator named Jack Gladney.

Tense

White Noise is written in the past tense.

About the Title

In physics, "white noise" refers to noise containing many frequencies of equal intensities. In this novel, disparate elements—high art and low culture, Hitler and Elvis, facts and rumors—have the same value.

Summary

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