4. Imagining the Transnational

  1. Richard Gray

Published Online: 27 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444395860.ch4

After the Fall: American Literature Since 9/11

After the Fall: American Literature Since 9/11

How to Cite

Gray, R. (2011) Imagining the Transnational, in After the Fall: American Literature Since 9/11, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444395860.ch4

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470657928

Online ISBN: 9781444395860

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Keywords:

  • imagining the transnational;
  • events of September 11, 2001 - bitter debate, writers of the First and Third Worlds;
  • British novelist Martin Amis - 9/11 as a “defining moment”;
  • The West, not seeing the East - “The western world,” Pamuk wrote, unaware of feelings of humiliation, of the world's population;
  • the American South, and a flood of immigration - Hispanic world and South East Asia;
  • waves of emigration, Cuba to Florida - Raining Backwards by Roberto Fernandez, Dreaming in Cuban by Christina Garcia;
  • Monkey Bridge, the “old” and the “new,” - the “East” and the “West”;
  • Monkey Bridge, tale of genealogies - of a character returning to a place;
  • “tree of smoke,” borrowed from the Bible - myths of nationalism, project of national hegemony;
  • Self Storage, sentimental novel - New Age pieties, resistance to “war on terror”