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By Ewa Kowal

How can literature reply to a enormous occasion, remarkable traditionally, politically and culturally, whose reminiscence will without end be inseparable from its mass media assurance? How can writers signify what Jean Baudrillard referred to as an "image-event"? specifically, what shape can they use to express the unspeakable - that used to be even as broadcast stay around the globe? those questions are significant to Ewa Kowal's comparative learn of 13 early post-9/11 novels. Written in 4 varied Western international locations among 2003 and 2007, through the now ancient time of George W. Bush's "war on terror," the chosen works give you the earliest literary reactions to the September 11,2001 terrorist assaults and/or their aftermath. Kowal examines them in a much wider cultural context, focusing specially on audio-visual media, motifs of adolescence and magical pondering in addition to the destabilised department into truth and fiction. delivering an unique studying of the complete physique of labor, the writer areas each one analysed e-book on a scale in keeping with its closeness to a terrorist assault, revealing a correspondence among the space from the tragedy, the degrees of risk and threat taken and the measure of formal (un)conventionality.

Ewa Kowal teaches within the Institute of English stories on the Jagiellonian collage in Krakow, Poland. She can be a translator and editor.

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