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The Resource Plotting terror : novelists and terrorists in contemporary fiction, Margaret Scanlan

Plotting terror : novelists and terrorists in contemporary fiction, Margaret Scanlan

Label
Plotting terror : novelists and terrorists in contemporary fiction
Title
Plotting terror
Title remainder
novelists and terrorists in contemporary fiction
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Scanlan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Scanlan, Margaret
Dewey number
809.3/9355
Index
index present
LC call number
PN3352.T35
LC item number
S28 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fiction
  • Terrorism in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • American / General
  • TRAVEL
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Fiction
  • Terrorism in literature
  • Languages & Literatures
  • Literature - General
Summary expansion
Is literature dangerous? In the romantic view, writers were rebels--Shelley's "unacknowledged legislators of mankind"--Poised to change the world. In relation to twentieth-century literature, however, such a view becomes suspect. By looking at a range of novels about terrorism, Plotting Terror raises the possibility that the writer's relationship to actual politics may be considerably reduced in the age of television and the Internet. Margaret Scanlan traces the figure of the writer as rival or double of the terrorist from its origins in the romantic conviction of the writer's originality and power through a century of political, social, and technological developments that undermine that belief. She argues that serious writers like Friedrich Drrenmatt, Doris Lessing, and Don DeLillo imagine a contemporary writer's encounter with terrorists as a test of the old alliance between writer and revolutionary. After considering the possibility that televised terrorism is replacing the novel, or that writing, as contemporary theory would have it, is itself a form of violence, Scanlan asks whether the revolutionary impulse itself is dying--in politics as much as in literature. Her analyses take the reader on a fascinating exploration of the relationship between actual bombs and stories about bombings, from the modern world to its electronic representation, and from the exercise of political power to the fiction writer's power in the world
Label
Plotting terror : novelists and terrorists in contemporary fiction, Margaret Scanlan
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-194) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Don DeLillo's Mao II and the Rushdie affair -- Eoin McNamee's Resurrection man -- Mary McCarthy's Cannibals and missionaries -- Doris Lessing's The good terrorist -- J.M. Coetzee's The master of Petersburg -- Friedrich Dürrenmatt's The assignment -- Philip Roth's and Robert Stone's Jerusalem novels -- Volodine's Lisbonne dernière marge -- Epilogue: Conrad and the Unabomber
Control code
65562456
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 199 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813921921
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780813920313
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22573/ctt6tbbvs
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)65562456
Label
Plotting terror : novelists and terrorists in contemporary fiction, Margaret Scanlan
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-194) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Don DeLillo's Mao II and the Rushdie affair -- Eoin McNamee's Resurrection man -- Mary McCarthy's Cannibals and missionaries -- Doris Lessing's The good terrorist -- J.M. Coetzee's The master of Petersburg -- Friedrich Dürrenmatt's The assignment -- Philip Roth's and Robert Stone's Jerusalem novels -- Volodine's Lisbonne dernière marge -- Epilogue: Conrad and the Unabomber
Control code
65562456
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 199 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813921921
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780813920313
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6tbbvs
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)65562456

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