Terrorism and Modern Literature, from Joseph Conrad to Ciaran Carson


Is the cultural impact of terrorism on the modern world shaped primarily through the media? Is terrorism's violence essentially symbolic? Looking at 100 years of terrorism in print - from Conrad on Anarchism in the 1880s to Seamus Heaney and Ciaran Carson on the 'Troubles' in the 1980s - Terrorism and Modern Literature offers a fresh perspective on terrorism's cultural aftermath. In this first extensive study of the phenomenon, Alex Houen explores the historical and political dimensions of writing terrorism in the modern world.


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