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De Arriba Marina Espeche Lucia Grasso Virginia Lic. Mariana Mussetta Estudios Literarios I Licenciatura en Lengua Inglesa Universidad Tecnológica de Villa.

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1 De Arriba Marina Espeche Lucia Grasso Virginia Lic. Mariana Mussetta Estudios Literarios I Licenciatura en Lengua Inglesa Universidad Tecnológica de Villa María 25/08/2012

2 Historical and Cultural background It is a classic of postmodern literature Postmodernism began around the end of the World War II and continued until today The term postmodern applied to art, literature philosophy, history, etc

3 The 80’s in the USA Ronald Reagan was elected president in 1981 Cold war Space exploration New illness AIDS Genetic engineering “DNA” Global warming ozone hole New drugs cocaine, heroine, LSD Technology: video games, internet, mobile phone Media: TV, radio newspapers Supermarket and shopping malls: consumerism

4 The Author He was born in 1936 in Bronx He received a degree in Communication Arts Essayist, novelist, play writer and short story writer Satirize academia and explore postmodern themes: consumerism, novelty intellectualism, underground compiracies, family relation, the promise of rebirth through violence, saturation of mass media and its role in forming simulacra. eature=related eature=related

5 P OSTMODERNIST MARKERS - lack of identity o Simulacra and Simulation - aura of authority - the media

6 - The media constructing Rejection of reality Rationalism and - Language creating Objectivity reality - Simulated events

7 - Church and religion - Family Fall of Metanarratives - Death

8 W ORK C ONSULTED Delillo, Don. White Noise. Penguin Books : United States of America Print. Baudillard, Jean. Simulacra and Simulacrum. Ann Arbor, MI: The University of Michigan Press Print.


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