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Author Randall, Martin

Title 9/11 and the literature of terror / Martin Randall
Published Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2011


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. Other chapters analyse initial responses to 9/11, the intriguing tensions between fiction and non-fiction, the challenge of describing traumatic history and the ways in which the terrorist attacks have been discussed culturally in the decade since September 11. Key Features Contributes to the growing literature on 9/11, presenting an over-view of some of the main texts that have represented the attacks and their aftermath Focus on Don DeLillo: adds to the literature surrounding this major American novelist Focus on Martin Amis: adds to the growing critical work on this much discussed British novelist and essayist Man on Wire: provides a critical analysis of this Oscar winning film regarding its oblique references to 9/11
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-167) and index
Notes English
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SUBJECT Umschulungswerkstätten für Siedler und Auswanderer Bitterfeld gnd
Subject Literature, Modern -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001, in literature.
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 -- Influence.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General.
Literature, Modern.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
September 11 Terrorist Attacks (2001) in literature.
Elfter September
Elfter September Motiv
Amerikanisches Englisch.
Elfter September.
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001, in literature.
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001, in film.
11 september-attackerna 2001 i litteraturen.
11 september -- attackerna 2001 -- influenser.
Amerikansk litteratur -- historia.
SUBJECT New York (N.Y.) -- In literature
Subject New York (State) -- New York.
New York -- In literature.
Förenta staterna -- New York.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2011486330
ISBN 9780748646975
Other Titles Nine/eleven and the literature of terror