RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 748685253 LA English T1 Atta ; &, the Whitman of Tikrit A1 Kobek, Jarett., Kobek, Jarett., PB Semiotext(e) ; Distributed by MIT Press PP Los Angeles; Cambridge, Mass. YR 2011 SN 9781584351061 1584351063 AB In the summer of 1999, Mohamed Atta defended a master's thesis that critiqued the introduction of Western-style skyscrapers in the Middle East and called for the return of the "Islamic-Oriental city." Using this as a departure point, Jarett Kobek's novel ATTA offers a fictionalized psychedelic biography of Mohamed Atta that circles around a simple question: what if 9/11 was as much a matter of architectural criticism as religious terrorism? Following the development of a socially awkward boy into one of history's great villains, Kobek demonstrates the need for a new understanding of global terrorism. The second work, "The Whitman of Tikrit" is a radical reimagining of Saddam Hussein's last day before capture.