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The Resource Writing the 9/11 decade : reportage and the evolution of the novel, Charlie Lee-Potter

Writing the 9/11 decade : reportage and the evolution of the novel, Charlie Lee-Potter

Label
Writing the 9/11 decade : reportage and the evolution of the novel
Title
Writing the 9/11 decade
Title remainder
reportage and the evolution of the novel
Statement of responsibility
Charlie Lee-Potter
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Writing the 9/11 Decade" investigates the relation of the novel to reportage, and the role of both in shaping culture, by looking at novelists' journalistic responses to 9/11. Journalist, academic and literary critic Charlie Lee-Potter argues that novelists were entrapped by the expectation that they would provide an immediate non-fiction response to the September 11 attacks. Jonathan Lethem expressed the plaintive view that 'most of the novelists in New York were asked by one magazine or another to write something, and to me it seems our voices, at that moment, blended into one vast impotent scream'. Beginning with an examination of the sometimes mawkish literary journalism that emerged in the days after the attacks, Writing the 9/11 Decade traces its evolution-in writers such as Ian McEwan, Paul Auster, Don DeLillo, Mohsin Hamid, and Nadeem Aslam-into new literary methods of subsuming the disaster, while attempting to stand apart from it. In assessing the novel's capacity to respond to and contain an unimagined traumatic event, "Writing the 9/11 Decade" stands as a contemporary history of the form
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lee-Potter, Charlie
Dewey number
813/.6093587393
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.S445
LC item number
L44 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001, in literature
  • American fiction
  • September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
  • Journalism and literature
  • September 11 Terrorist Attacks (2001)
  • American fiction
  • Journalism and literature
  • Press coverage
  • September 11 Terrorist Attacks (2001) in literature
Label
Writing the 9/11 decade : reportage and the evolution of the novel, Charlie Lee-Potter
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Richard Ford and Ian McEwan: transactors and redeemers -- Narratives of retrogenesis and abstraction -- Paul Auster: after the past -- The long view -- The end of the decade -- Coda: in the realm of the real
Control code
934676886
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
252 pages
Isbn
9781501313202
Lccn
2016017968
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)934676886
Label
Writing the 9/11 decade : reportage and the evolution of the novel, Charlie Lee-Potter
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Richard Ford and Ian McEwan: transactors and redeemers -- Narratives of retrogenesis and abstraction -- Paul Auster: after the past -- The long view -- The end of the decade -- Coda: in the realm of the real
Control code
934676886
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
252 pages
Isbn
9781501313202
Lccn
2016017968
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)934676886

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