Thursday, May 1, 2008

Delillo sees the future

Just like we said in class that Delillo's writings on the overabundance of information in society- before the internet was even invented- were almost prophetic, I also think that he was way ahead of his time in terms of writing about pollution. His phrase about the "toxic cloud," "this was a death made in the laboratory" (127) is particularly prophetic, as global warming and other environmental problems have been directly caused by human's use of chemicals invented in labs.

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