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Writing the 9/11 decade : reportage and the evolution of the novel

Author: Charlie Lee-Potter
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Writing the 9/11 Decade" investigates the relation of the novel to reportage, and the role of both in shaping culture, by looking at novelists' journalistic responses to 9/11. Journalist, academic and literary critic Charlie Lee-Potter argues that novelists were entrapped by the expectation that they would provide an immediate non-fiction response to the September 11 attacks. Jonathan Lethem expressed the plaintive  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Electronic books
History and criticism
Press coverage
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lee-Potter, Charlie author.
Writing the 911 decade.
New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2016
(DLC) 2016017968
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charlie Lee-Potter
ISBN: 9781501313226 1501313223
OCLC Number: 957554600
Description: 1 online resource (252 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction --
Richard Ford and Ian McEwan: transactors and redeemers --
Narratives of retrogenesis and abstraction --
Paul Auster: after the past --
The long view --
The end of the decade --
Coda: in the realm of the real.
Responsibility: Charlie Lee-Potter.

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Journalist and literary critic Charlie Lee-Potter explores the links between the novel and journalism and the place of both in responding to traumatic cultural events in the aftermath of 9/11."  Read more...

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[A]n absolutely fascinating exploration of the period between 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina, and the reaction to make sense of that event by both journalists and novelists. * Alison Boulton, speaking on Read more...

 
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