Towering Figures: Reading the 9/11 Archive

Sven Cvek. Towering Figures: Reading the 9/11 Archive. Amsterdam & New York: Rodopi, 2011.

The book analyzes US literary representations of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, focusing on the works of Jonathan Safran Foer, Art Spiegelman, Don DeLillo, and Thomas Pynchon. The book is an attempt to articulate the fundamental relation of the 9/11 cultural archive: between the historical event, its cultural imprint, and the wider social system.