Chapter 15. “The Age of Reason was over … An Age of Fury was Dawning”: Contemporary Fiction and Terror

  1. Elleke Boehmer Professor2 and
  2. Stephen Morton Senior Lecturer3
  1. Robert Eaglestone Professor

Published Online: 5 NOV 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444310085.ch15

Terror and the Postcolonial

Terror and the Postcolonial

How to Cite

Eaglestone, R. (2009) “The Age of Reason was over … An Age of Fury was Dawning”: Contemporary Fiction and Terror, in Terror and the Postcolonial (eds E. Boehmer and S. Morton), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444310085.ch15

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Oxford, UK

  2. 3

    University of Southampton, UK

Author Information

  1. Royal Holloway, University of London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2009
  2. Published Print: 2 OCT 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405191548

Online ISBN: 9781444310085

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Keywords:

  • contemporary fiction and terror;
  • Ian McEwan's Saturday, Salman Rushdie's Shalimar the Clown;
  • Jonathan Safran Foer's Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close;
  • Martin Amis's short story “The Last Days of Muhammad Atta”;
  • “War on Terror,” 9/11, and wars in Iraq and Afghanistan;
  • Shalimar the Clown - assassin Shalimar entery into his daughter's LA apartment;
  • Saturday - violent breakin by thug Baxter and his accomplice;
  • fundamentalist about something;
  • Atta - innate type of “fundamentalist streak,” Islamist movement pandered;
  • terrorism sources and thinking about better ways of defeating it

Summary

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