Charles frazier, frederick busch, and many other novelists write in this idiom, but the acknowledged granddaddy of them all is cormac mccarthy in fairness, it must be said that mccarthy's style was once very different. In the impossible choice between thomas pynchon, richard ford, cormac mccarthy, joan didion, don delillo, michael ondaatje, robert stone and paul auster, i have opted for delillo’s 11th novel underworld is the work of a writer wired into contemporary america from the ground up, spookily attuned to the weird vibrations of popular culture and the buzz of everyday, ordinary conversations on bus and subway. White noise is the eighth novel by don delillo, published by viking press in 1985 it won the us national book award for fiction white noise is an example of postmodern literature it is widely considered delillo's breakout work and brought him to the attention of a much larger audience.
The accompanying text explained that after the civil war, from don delillo’s paranoiac white noise, from cormac mccarthy’s the road to colson whitehead’s zone one when the dream has. Cormac mccarthy, don delillo and robert stone fit the bill baptized and raised catholic, they have become “renegade[s]” now, as former catholics, they are not quite literary atheists, but their agnosticism is complete, and their characters feel the profound absence of god.
The cormac mccarthy journal 3 sighting leviathan: ritualism, daemonism and the book of job in mccarthy’s latest works john vanderheide 107 “the lingering scent of divinity” in the sunset limited and the road susan j tyburski 121.
White noise is the eighth novel by don delillo, published by viking press in 1985 it won the us national book award for fiction white noise is an example of postmodern literature it is widely considered delillo's breakout work and brought him to the attention of a much larger audience time included the novel in its list of best english-language novels from 1923 to 2005 delillo originally wanted to call the book panasonic, but the panasonic corporation objected. Secular scripture and cormac mccarthy's the road(critical essay) renascence: in white noise, don delillo's character jack gladney encounters cormac mccarthy's novel the road stages the same problem of belief from the inside, but the road is unique in locating the basis for meaning in the father's love for.
A subreddit for the esoteric american author and playwright cormac mccarthy, author of the road, blood meridian, suttree, and the border trilogy perhaps the closest we have to a genuine heir to the faulknerian tradition.
For all the discussion of artificial hearts, advanced plastics, and high-voltage power lines, the incantations of “the language of waves and radiation,” delillo is really concerned with more primitive terrors, particularly the fear of death white noise is haunted by death jack sees death in odd numbers and pixels and sunsets. Parts of white noise are echoed in the anthrax scare of 2001, and so on in his paris review interview with delillo, adam begley prefaces the conversation with a vivid note that conjures the experience of meeting delillo. Has us literature woken from the american dream from don delillo’s paranoiac white noise, from cormac mccarthy’s the road to colson whitehead’s zone one when the dream has been. Oftentimes you will see mccarthy grouped together with don delillo books like white noise and underworld came out around the same time as mccarthy’s most important books delillo’s topics could not be more different from mccarthy’s, but his prose is terse and powerful and, like mccarthy, no one writes quite like him.