Most widely held works by Alex Houen
Terrorism and modern literature, from Joseph Conrad to Ciaran Carson by Alex Houen ( Book )
14 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 605 libraries worldwide
"Is terrorism's violence essentially symbolic? Does it impact on culture primarily through the media? What kinds of performative effect do the various discourses surrounding terrorism have? Such questions have not only become increasingly important in terrorism studies, they have also been concerns for many literary writers." "This book is the first extensive study of modern literature's engagement with terrorism. Ranging from the 1880s to the present, the terrorism examined is as diverse as the literary writings on it: chapters include discussions of Joseph Conrad's novels on Anarchism and Russian Nihilism; Wyndham Lewis's avant-garde responses to U.S. Syndicalism and militant Suffragettes; Ezra Pound's poetic entanglement with Segregationist violence; Walter Abish's fictions about West German urban guerrillas; and Seamus Heaney's and Ciaran Carson's poems on the 'Troubles' in Northern Ireland."--Jacket.
Exploding literature : the writing of terrorism from R. L. Stevenson to Walter Abish by Alex Houen ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 library worldwide