9/11 and the Literature of Terror

Randall, Martin C (2011) 9/11 and the Literature of Terror. Edinburgh University Press Ltd, Edinburgh. ISBN 9780748638529

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Book
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
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/659

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