Randall, Martin C (2011) 9/11 and the Literature of Terror. Edinburgh University Press Ltd, Edinburgh. ISBN 9780748638529Full text not available from this repository.
This book 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. The book: contributes to the growing literature on 9/11, presenting an overview of some of the main texts that have represented the attacks and their aftermath; focuses on Don DeLillo, adding to the literature surrounding this major American novelist; focuses on Martin Amis, adding to the growing critical work on this much-discussed British novelist and essayist; and provides a critical analysis of the Oscar-winning film Man on Wire, regarding its oblique references to 9/11.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||REF2014 Submission. 9/11 attacks, Martin Amis, Ian McEwan, Don DeLillo, Simon Armitage, Mohsin Hamid, traumatic history, terrorist attacks, September 11, Man on Wire|
|Subjects:||P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1993 Motion Pictures
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
P Language and Literature > PS American literature
|Divisions:||Schools and Research Institutes > School of Liberal and Performance Arts > Literary and Critical Studies|
|Research Priority Areas:||Being Human - Past, Present & Future|
|Depositing User:||Anne Pengelly|
|Date Deposited:||13 May 2014 13:31|
|Last Modified:||25 Jan 2016 14:34|