After the Fall by Richard Gray
American Literature Since 9/11

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 1 Critic Review



After the Fall presents a timely and provocative examination of the impact and implications of 9/11 and the war on terror on American culture and literature. Presents the first detailed interrogation of U.S. writing in a time of crisis Develops a timely and provocative arguement about literature and trauma Relates U.S. writing since 9/11 to crucial social and historical changes in the U.S. and elsewhere Places U.S. writing in the context of the transformed position of the U.S. in a world characterized by political, economic, and military crisis; transnational drift; the resurgence of religious fundamentalism; and the apparent triumph of global capitalism

About Richard Gray

See more books from this Author
Richard Gray is Professor of Literature at the University of Essex and former Distinguished Visiting Professor at a number of universities in the United States.  He is the first specialist in American literature to be elected a Fellow of the British Academy and has published over a dozen books on the topic, including the award-winning Writing the South: Ideas of an American Region (1986) and The Life of William Faulkner: A Critical Biography (1994). His History of American Literature (Blackwell, 2004) is widely considered to be one of the standard works on the subject.
Published May 6, 2011 by Wiley-Blackwell. 240 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for After the Fall


The Spokane County Library District carries a wide selection of books about the 9/11 attacks and several biographies of first responders and others who have incredible stories about what they did on September 11, 2001.

Sep 09 2011 | Read Full Review of After the Fall: American Lite...

Rate this book!

Add Review