The figure in the static: White Noise

Saltzman, Arthur M.
December 1994
Modern Fiction Studies;Winter94, Vol. 40 Issue 4, p807
Academic Journal
Examines the metaphor used by Don DeLillo in his novel `White Noise.' Challenge in finding a way of simultaneously engaging and resisting the ambient noise; DeLillo's redefinition of the terms of success and surrender to language; Suggestion by DeLillo that individual words have a kind of lambency at the core that goes beyond their referential employment.


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