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9/11 fiction, empathy, and otherness

Author: Tim S Gauthier
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, [2015]
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9/11 Fiction, Empathy, and Otherness analyzes recent works of fiction whose principal subject is the attacks of September 11, 2001. The readings of the novels question and assess the validity and potential effectiveness of both the subsequent calls for a cosmopolitan outlook and the related, but no less significant, emphasis placed on empathy, and exhibited in such recent studies as Jeremy Rifkin's The Empathic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim S Gauthier
ISBN: 9780739193457 0739193457 0739193465 9780739193464
OCLC Number: 900180166
Description: ix, 275 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Empathetically Unsettled: The Falling People in Art and Fiction --
Otherness as Counternarrative in the Graphic Novel: Spiegelman, Rehr, Torres --
French Fiction and the Utopian Potential of 9/11 --
"Toward These Uncanny Young Men": Entering the Mind of the Terrorist --
"Selective in Your Mercies": Privilege, Vulnerability, and the Limits of Empathy in Ian McEwan's Saturday --
The Otherness of Islam in Amy Waldman's The Submission --
Communal Trauma?: The Wounded City in Hunt and Lethem.
Other Titles: Nine/eleven fiction, empathy, and otherness
Responsibility: Tim Gauthier.

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