The Writing of Terrorism: Contemporary American Fiction and Maurice Blanchot by Christian Kloeckner

The Writing of Terrorism: Contemporary American Fiction and Maurice Blanchot

byChristian Kloeckner

Kobo ebook | December 14, 2016

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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.»

Title:The Writing of Terrorism: Contemporary American Fiction and Maurice BlanchotFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 14, 2016Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3631714270

ISBN - 13:9783631714270

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