Post 9/11 Books

While driving from Tucson to Quartzsite today, I listened to a conversation/intervew with Jeff Melnik, the author of 9-11 CULTURE, a book published earlier this year. He takes a look at a broad catalogue of artefacts from film, music, photography, literary fiction, and other popular arts and how 9/11 exerted a shaping force on wide range of practices. The conversation ended with Jonathan Safran Foer reading a heart-wrenching excerpt from his post-9/11 book, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close.

I thought it might be an interesting exercise to take a look at the “post 9/11” books we’ve reviewed at Mostly Fiction…. that is books that seemed to hit at the cultural changes within our country, post 9/11.

So here’s what I have for my first pass — please add your comments on the ones you can think of:

Books that speak directly to the day:

And just to think about pre-9/11:

September 10, 2009 · Judi Clark · 2 Comments
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  1. poornima - September 11, 2009

    Very nice post! I believe Dave Eggers’ ZEITOUN meets these qualifications beautifully. It wonderfully describes the negative effects of our country’s war on terror set into motion after Sept. 11.

  2. Judi Clark - September 23, 2009

    Poornima — I just added ZEITOUN to the list — as it most definitely is. Thanks!

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