Category: fiction

On Reality-Altering Events: Review of Don DeLillo’s White Noise

A disconnect exists between expectation and reality in America. There is the promised state of being, of living “the dream” as beamed through television and, more recently, through the Internet. And there is the squalid and mundane reality of everyday existence and the analog world. That disconnect finds expression in various aspects of its society:…

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The Slippery Reality of Kennedy’s Assassination. A Review of Don DeLillo’s Libra

Libra is a fictional reconstruction of events leading up to and after the deaths of John F. Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald, the man alleged to have assassinated him. Both deaths were equal parts mysterious and sordid. In twenty seconds that stunned the country, Kennedy, a leader who captivated America during a tumultuous time in…

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