Falling After 9/11: Crisis in American Art and Literature by Aimee Pozorski

By Aimee Pozorski

Falling After 11th of September investigates the connections among violence, trauma, and aesthetics by means of exploring put up Sept. 11 figures of falling in paintings and literature. From the point of view of trauma thought, Aimee Pozorski offers shut readings of figures of falling in such exemplary American texts as Don DeLillo's novel, Falling Man, Diane Seuss's poem, "Falling Man," Jonathan Safran Foer's Extremely Loud and quite Close, Frédéric Briegbeder's Windows at the World, and Richard Drew's well-known picture of the fellow falling from the realm exchange Center.

Falling After 9/11 argues that the plain failure of those texts to sign up totally the trauma of the day in truth issues to a bigger challenge within the nationwide culture: the matter of reference-of tips on how to discuss with falling-in the twenty first century and beyond.

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