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9/11. FACT, CONCEPT & FICTION
9/11. FACT, CONCEPT & FICTION

Author(s): Ioana Cistelecan
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, American Literature
Published by: Editura Universitatii din Oradea
Keywords: 9/11; trauma; trauma fiction; guilt; personal and collective trauma;

Summary/Abstract: The present paper intends to focus on the impact 9/11 tragic events had on and respectively got displayed into the very recent contemporary narrative, the way these episodes generated a freshly new literary pattern: the so-called 9/11 novel, its inner features and most of all its own dealing with trauma. The paper will also focus on J. S. Foer’s book 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close', in an attempt to reveal the frail balance between trauma, guilt and personal healing as far as the novel’s characters are concerned, displaying a special interest in the protagonist’s personal recipe of coping with trauma.

  • Issue Year: 26/2019
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 11-24
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: English