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9/11 and the Literature of Terror
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9/11 and the Literature of Terror

Martin Randall

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: con ... More

Keywords: 9/11 attacks, Martin Amis, Ian McEwan, Don DeLillo, Simon Armitage, Mohsin Hamid, traumatic history, terrorist attacks, September 11, Man on Wire

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780748638529
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638529.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Martin Randall, author