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Cityscapes Transformed: Post 9/11 Novels

By: APARNA SINGH

The post- 9/11 novel is pre-eminently a city novel and as such it is organized, written and to be read through the urban space. It is not only inscribed in the city but it also creates new spaces within the urba context and reallocates meanings within the city space. The analysed novels not only reflect the post–9/11 city, but they also create, produce, celebrate and write it. All of these texts classify as "historiographic metafiction" in Linda Hutcheon’s terms; they are both "intensely self-reflexive and yet paradoxically also lay claim to historical events and personages."


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