9/11 and the literature of terror / Martin Randall.
- Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2011.
174 p. ; 24 cm.
- Literature -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001, in literature.
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 -- Influence.
New York (N.Y.) -- In literature.
- 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.
- 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."
- Includes bibliographical references (p. -167) and index.
- 9780748638529 (hbk)
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