White Noise, the story of a professor of Hitler Studies and his family was DeLillo's breakthrough book and has received much attention and critical acclaim. In the introduction to this volume, Frank Lentricchia provides an overview of the critical reception of the novel and examines it in the context of other works by Don DeLillo. The other essays in the volume discuss DeLillo's view of family and divorce, Hitler's role in the twentieth century, technology as a mortal threat, and postmodern America. This collection offers suggestive means by which to approach DeLillo's important contemporary work.
Table of Contents
Series editor's preface
1. Introduction Frank Lentricchia
2. Whole families shopping at night! Thomas J.
3. 'Adolf, we hardly knew you' Paul A. Cantor
4. Lust removed from nature Michael Valdez Moses
5. Tales of the electronic tribe Frank
Notes on contributors