Policing the Globe: State Sovereignty and the International in the Post-9/11 Crime Novel

Material TypeArticleLanguageEnglish
TitlePolicing the Globe: State Sovereignty and the International in the Post-9/11 Crime Novel Author(S)Andrew Pepper (Author)
Abstract  Two recent studies of 9/11 literature—Anne Keniston and Jeanne Follansbee Quinn’s edited collection Literature After 9/11 and Kristiaan Versluys’s Out of the Blue—entirely dismiss the contributions that crime and espionage novels have made to ongoing attempts to map the significance of September 11, 2001, and its aftermath. Versluys counts thirty novels “that deal directly and indirectly with the events on that bright September morning” and qualifies this assessment with the proviso that “this is not counting juvenile or detective fiction” (12), as though both genres constitute an affront to serious attempts to do justice to an event that he describes as “unpossessable” (1) ...Paginationp401-424
SubjectLiteratureDescriptorsEnglish fiction
Journal TitleModern Fiction Studies  
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