'White Noise' and Consumerism Book Review by ResearchRiter

'White Noise' and Consumerism
This paper examines the theme of consumerism in Don Delillo's work 'White Noise'.
# 126980 | 1,250 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Sociology (Theory) , Political Science (General) , Literature (General) , Economics (General)

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In this article the writer discusses Don Delillo's novel 'White Noise', focusing on the themes of fear of death, pollution and consumerism.

From the Paper:

"In Don Delillo's novel 'White Noise' the author makes a connection between consumerism and death that pervades the book. In a larger sense the story is about American culture and the driving force of consumerism among Americans. Delillo crafts the novel to suggest that Americans are avid consumers because their rampant consumerism helps them face their fear of death. He suggests an interplay between consumerism and death in which consumerism actually leads to death as well as masking people's fear of it."

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