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Out of the Blue par Kristiaan Versluys

Out of the Blue Kristiaan Versluys

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Out of the Blue: September 11 and the Novel Kristiaan Versluys

Writers have represented 9/11 and its aftermath with varying degrees of success. In Out of the Blue, Kristiaan Versluys focuses on novels that move beyond patriotic cliches and cheap sensationalism and provide new insights into the emotional and ethical impact of these traumatic events--and what it means to depict them. Versluys focuses on Don DeLillo's Falling Man, Art Spiegelman's In the Shadow of No Towers, Jonathan Safran Foer's Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Frederic Beigbeder's Windows on the World, and John Updike's Terrorist. He scrutinizes how these writers affirm the humanity of the disoriented individual, as opposed to the cocksure killer or politician, and retranslate hesitation, stuttering, or stammering into a precarious act of defiance. Versluys also discusses works by Ian McEwan, Anita Shreve, Martin Amis, and Michael Cunningham, arguing for the novel's distinct power in rendering the devastation of 9/11.

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Illuminating. -- Nigel Rodenhurst Times Higher Education Supplement Highly recommended. Choice

À propos de Kristiaan Versluys

Kristiaan Versluys is a professor of American literature and culture at Ghent University, Belgium, and a regular visiting professor at Columbia University. He is the author of The Poet in the City: Chapters in the Development of Urban Poetry in Europe and the United States and the editor of Neo-Realism in Contemporary American Fiction.

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Acknowledgments Introduction. 9/11: The Discursive Responses 1. American Melancholia: Don DeLillo's Falling Man 2. Art Spiegelman's In the Shadow of No Towers: The Politics of Trauma 3. A Rose Is Not a Rose Is Not a Rose: History and Language in Jonathan Safran Foer's Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close 4. Exorcising the Ghost: Irony and Spectralization in Frederic Beigbeder's Windows on the World 5. September 11 and the Other Epilogue Notes Works Cited Index

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GOR011651107
9780231149372
0231149379
Out of the Blue: September 11 and the Novel Kristiaan Versluys
Occasion - Bon état
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Columbia University Press
20090729
240
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