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Author Randall, Martin.

Title 9/11 and the literature of terror / Martin Randall
Published Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (174 pages)
Contents Introduction: eyewitnesses, conspiracies and baudrillard -- "Beyond belief": McEwan, DeLillo and 110 stories -- "Total malignancy ... militant irony": Martin Amis, The second plane -- "You know how it ends": metafiction and 9/11 in Windows on the world -- "A wing and a prayer": Simon Armitage, Out of the blue -- "A certain blurring of the facts": Man on wire and 9/11 -- "He is consoling, she is distraught": men and women and 9/11 in The mercy seat and The guys -- "Everything seemed to mean something": signifying 9/11 in Don DeLillo's Falling man -- Conclusion: "I am a lover of America."
Summary Explores the fiction, poetry, theatre and cinema that have represented the 9/11 attacks. Works by Martin Amis, Ian McEwan, Don DeLillo, Simon Armitage and Mohsin Hamid are discussed in relation to the specific problems of writing about such a visually spectacular 'event' that has had enormous global implications
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-167) and index
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Subject Literature, Modern -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 -- Influence.
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001, in literature.
New York (N.Y.) -- In literature
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2011486330
ISBN 0748646973 (electronic bk.)
0748651829 (electronic bk.)
9780748646975 (electronic bk.)
9780748651825 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Nine/eleven and the literature of terror