Writing of Terrorism: Contemporary American Fiction and Maurice Blanchot

Publisher: Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften Release date: 2016-12-14
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Terrorism has long been a popular subject for American fiction writers. This book argues that terrorism in 1990s novels by Paul Auster, Philip Roth, and Bret Easton Ellis serves as a key trope to interrogate the limits of writing and the power of literature. Based on the complex literary and philosophical thought of Maurice Blanchot, this study deals with the writer's terrorist temptation, language's investment in violence, and literature's negotiation of radical alterity. Auster's, Roth's, and Elllis's novels elucidate contemporary political and economic developments as well as our cultural fear of, and fascination with, terrorism. The writing of terrorism can thus become the foundation of a different politics where, according to Maurice Blanchot, there is no explosion except a book.

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Genre: USA

Collection: Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften

Type: Adobe PDF

ISBN: 9783631714263

Additional Information

Genre: USA

Collection: Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften

Type: Adobe PDF

ISBN: 9783631714263

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