Who sets the Agenda: The Author or the Terrorist? Don DeLillo's Mao II (1991) and Paul Auster's Leviathan (1992) in the Light of Post 9/11 Literature

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Abstract

Definitions of terrorism. Terorism in the 1980s, i.e. taking hostages and exploding bombs outside the US. UNA-bomber and Oklahoma bomber. Relations between author and terrorist in and outside USA before 9/11. Relations between terrorist and press. President Bush's rhetoric and various reactions to 9/11. Novels by Safran Foer (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close) and Don DeLillo (Falling Man) focus on the personal and private consequences whereas Mohsin Hamid (The Reluctant Fundamentalist) includes the other side.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLiterature in Society
EditorsRegina Rudaityte
Number of pages26
PublisherCambridge Scholars Press
Publication date2012
Pages182-207
ISBN (Print)978-1-4438-4026-2
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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