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As The Two Towers Fell - En analyse av Don DeLillos terrorverden i Mao II og Falling Man

Svendsen Rognlien, Johanne LU (2013) LIVK10 20122
Comparative Literature
Abstract
I have chosen in my Bachelor thesis to analyze how terror and terror actions are described in the contemporary American writer Don DeLillo’s books, Mao II and Falling Man. The French theorist, Jean Baudrillard’s thoughts about the identity of USA, globalization and terrorism will be applied to what I find in DeLillo’s books. I will be discussing in which way Don DeLillo examine and explain terrorism and literature in accordance with the attacks on September 11th, 2001. I have chosen to examine different motives in two of his books, Mao II written in 1991 and Falling Man, written in 2007 and see if there is any dissimilarity in the way terrorism is presented before and after the attacks in 2001. I have found a lot of similarities between... (More)
I have chosen in my Bachelor thesis to analyze how terror and terror actions are described in the contemporary American writer Don DeLillo’s books, Mao II and Falling Man. The French theorist, Jean Baudrillard’s thoughts about the identity of USA, globalization and terrorism will be applied to what I find in DeLillo’s books. I will be discussing in which way Don DeLillo examine and explain terrorism and literature in accordance with the attacks on September 11th, 2001. I have chosen to examine different motives in two of his books, Mao II written in 1991 and Falling Man, written in 2007 and see if there is any dissimilarity in the way terrorism is presented before and after the attacks in 2001. I have found a lot of similarities between the books, which is also common for the remaining of DeLillo’s authorship. Nevertheless, the critic against the Western world and the spineless authors is stronger in Mao II. Falling Man works, roughly speaking, as a book for remembrance of the events in 2001 and it try to create meaning in a time when USA, and the rest of the world, finds themselves in a new and chaotic world situation. (Less)
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author
Svendsen Rognlien, Johanne LU
supervisor
organization
course
LIVK10 20122
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Don DeLillo, Jean Baudrillard, Falling Man, Mao II, Terrorism, Hyperreality, Literature analysis
language
Norwegian
id
3405475
date added to LUP
2013-01-25 09:57:32
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2013-01-25 09:57:32
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  abstract     = {I have chosen in my Bachelor thesis to analyze how terror and terror actions are described in the contemporary American writer Don DeLillo’s books, Mao II and Falling Man. The French theorist, Jean Baudrillard’s thoughts about the identity of USA, globalization and terrorism will be applied to what I find in DeLillo’s books. I will be discussing in which way Don DeLillo examine and explain terrorism and literature in accordance with the attacks on September 11th, 2001. I have chosen to examine different motives in two of his books, Mao II written in 1991 and Falling Man, written in 2007 and see if there is any dissimilarity in the way terrorism is presented before and after the attacks in 2001. I have found a lot of similarities between the books, which is also common for the remaining of DeLillo’s authorship. Nevertheless, the critic against the Western world and the spineless authors is stronger in Mao II. Falling Man works, roughly speaking, as a book for remembrance of the events in 2001 and it try to create meaning in a time when USA, and the rest of the world, finds themselves in a new and chaotic world situation.},
  author       = {Svendsen Rognlien, Johanne},
  keyword      = {Don DeLillo,Jean Baudrillard,Falling Man,Mao II,Terrorism,Hyperreality,Literature analysis},
  language     = {nor},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {As The Two Towers Fell - En analyse av Don DeLillos terrorverden i Mao II og Falling Man},
  year         = {2013},
}