The main purpose of this paper is to highlight the fil rouge connecting Ground Zero and London Bombings in order to track the erratic flow of feeling, emotions and sensations among reality and cultural representations produced after 9/11 and before 7/7 (especially in narrative works such as Saturday by Ian McEwan and Incendiary by Chris Cleave, fine arts and photography). If Saturday is considered as a reflection of 9/11 attacks at the heart of West society, Incendiary is normally reviewed as an apocalyptic foreseen of what happened in London on July, 7th. Taking into consideration that fiction and reality interact, work together and coexist in order to create a new (and in perpetual change) world, the novels Saturday by Ian McEwan and Incendiray by Chris Cleave are placed side by side and thoughtfully compared, to make it possible to understand the Shadow of the Towers, their inner relations and their connections with the contemporary scene. As a matter of fact, these two works of fiction seems to be conceived as either a prophetic or a reflection of the terrorist attacks both in New York and in London, especially if analysed under a culturalist approach.
|Titolo:||London 7/7 and the Shadow of the Towers|
MONEGATO, EMANUELE (Primo)
|Data di pubblicazione:||mag-2009|
|Parole Chiave:||London 7/7 ; 7/7 ; 9/11 ; Saturday ; Incendiary ; Twin Towers ; Shadow|
|Citazione:||London 7/7 and the Shadow of the Towers / E. Monegato. ((Intervento presentato al 2. convegno The (In)Visibility of War in Literature and the Media : CECC Conference on Culture and Conflict tenutosi a Lisbona nel 2009.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||14 - Intervento a convegno non pubblicato|