After the Fall: American Literature Since 9/11

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After the Fall presents a timely and provocative examination of the impact and implications of 9/11 and the war on terror on American culture and literature.

  • Presents the first detailed interrogation of U.S. writing in a time of crisis
  • Develops a timely and provocative arguement about literature and trauma
  • Relates U.S. writing since 9/11 to crucial social and historical ...
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Overview

After the Fall presents a timely and provocative examination of the impact and implications of 9/11 and the war on terror on American culture and literature.

  • Presents the first detailed interrogation of U.S. writing in a time of crisis
  • Develops a timely and provocative arguement about literature and trauma
  • Relates U.S. writing since 9/11 to crucial social and historical changes in the U.S. and elsewhere
  • Places U.S. writing in the context of the transformed position of the U.S. in a world characterized by political, economic, and military crisis; transnational drift; the resurgence of religious fundamentalism; and the apparent triumph of global capitalism
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"Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty." (Choice, 1 January 2012)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470657928
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/17/2011
  • Series: Wiley-Blackwell Manifestos Series , #58
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Gray is Professor of Literature at the University of Essex and former Distinguished Visiting Professor at a number of universities in the United States. He is the first specialist in American literature to be elected a Fellow of the British Academy and has published over a dozen books on the topic, including the award-winning  Writing the South  (Ideas of an American Region (1986) and The Life of William Faulkner: A Critical Biography (1994).  His History of  American Literature is widely considered to be one of the standard works on the subject.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.

1 After the Fall.

2 Imagining Disaster.

3 Imagining Crisis.

4 Imagining the Transnational.

5 Imagining the Crisis in Drama and Poetry.

Works Cited.

Index.

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