By Richard Gray
After the Fall offers a well timed and provocative exam of the effect and implications of 11th of September and the struggle on terror on American tradition and literature.
- Presents the 1st specific interrogation of U.S. writing in a time of predicament
- Develops a well timed and provocative arguement approximately literature and trauma
- Relates U.S. writing considering 11th of September to an important social and old adjustments within the U.S. and in other places
- Places U.S. writing within the context of the reworked place of the U.S. in a global characterised through political, monetary, and army main issue; transnational go with the flow; the resurgence of spiritual fundamentalism; and the plain triumph of worldwide capitalism
Chapter 1 After the autumn (pages 1–19):
Chapter 2 Imagining catastrophe (pages 21–50):
Chapter three Imagining concern (pages 51–83):
Chapter four Imagining the Transnational (pages 85–143):
Chapter five Imagining the trouble in Drama and Poetry (pages 145–192):
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