110 Stories New York Writes after September 11

ISBN-10: 0814799353

ISBN-13: 9780814799352

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Authors: Ulrich Baer
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Description: Visit the 110 Stories web site nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;Read the Table of Contents nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;Read the Introduction Named as one ofUSA Today's"most promising books on September 11th". "Vivid, creative."Forecast "A smart idea...[drawing from] the incredible talent pool of New York City writers to consecrate the attack on the World Trade Center." Kirkus Reviews "The wide range of writing styles and viewpoints, as well as Art Spiegelman's striking cover art, make this anthology a popular read." Library Journal "The works collected here capture both the diversity of the people of New York and how surreal the catastrophe felt for those close to Ground Zero. A touching and memorable collection." Carlos Orellana,Booklist, September, 2002 "110 Stories, with an arresting cover image by Art Speigelman, presents a fractured view of last year's events...What we're left with is the way the tragedy fits into individual lives, the impression it makes on impressionable, expressive people." Newsday "Effective in producing a wonderful sense of alienation which allows the reader to perceive language and events afresh." Politics and Culture "[A] heartfelt collection of poems, recollections, and short works." School Library Journal "A testament to the power of words to transform trauma into something manageable." The Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Even if you found the event itself sufficiently searing, many of these pieces provide a new way of approaching the devastation, loss, bewilderment, the sense of morality and immorality connections and disconnects that it engendered."—The East Hampton Star "New York University professor Ulrich Baer turned to literature to escape post-9-11 media commentary and political rhetoric...The book creates a community of writers and a place to collect memories."The Jewish Week New York is a city of writers. And when the city was attacked on 9/11, its writers began to do what writers do, they began to look and feel and think and write, began to struggle to process an event unimaginable before, and even after, it happened. The work of journalists appeared immediately, in news reports, commentaries, and personal essays. But no single collection has yet recorded how New York writers of fiction, poetry, and dramatic prose have responded to 9/11. Now, in110 Stories, Ulrich Baer has gathered a multi-hued range of voices that convey, with vivid immediacy and heightened imagination, the shock and loss suffered in September. From a stunning lineup of 110 renowned and emerging writers-including Paul Auster, Lynne Sharon Schwartz, Edwidge Danticat, Vivian Gornick, Phillip Lopate, Dennis Nurkse, Melvin Bukiet, Susan Wheeler-these stories give readers not so much an analysis of what happened as the very shape and texture of a city in crisis, what it felt like to be here, the external and internal damage that the city and its inhabitants absorbed in the space and the aftermath of a few unforgettable hours. As A.M. Homes says in one of the book's eyewitness accounts, "There is no place to put this experience, no folder in the mental hard drive that says, 'catastrophe.' It is not something that you want to remember, not something that you want to forget." This collection testifies to the power of poetry and storytelling to preserve and give meaning to what seems overwhelming. It showcases the literary imagination in its capacity to gauge the impact of 9/11 on how we view the world. Just as the stories of the

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List price: $25.00
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 8/4/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 4.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Ulrich Baer is Associate Professor of German and Comparative Literature at New York University.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Circumference
Night of unity
Circum
Aftermath; Invisible City
It Shall Be Again
The Sky Was So Blue
Womb Shelter
A First Kiss
Random Notes--September 11, 2001, 4:00 P.M.; Underground
Gelato Is Gelato
Prologue: The Book of John
Report from Liberty Street
Perfect Weather
New York, 12 September 2001
From Manhattan Rhapsody
Union Square
The Quick and the Poor
Holy Smoke
The Same Tune
On the day of the dead
Senseless
The Therm
Grammar Questions
Echoes
The Ruin
Shorebirds Atlantic
Baby Lust
Man on the PATH
"9/11 Victim's Identity Discovered Only through Investigation Led by Hairdresser"
Conversation Between Mr. X. and Mr. Y
I Saw You Walking
Neighbors
The Death of a Painter
If I Forget Thee
True Stories
How I Read since September 11th
I Think I Understand the Various Theories of Rain
Pitching September 11th
From A Few Stout Individuals
Mile High
Notes from a New York Diary
Boerum Hill Tanka
The Lives of Rain
America everything has changed
Dog Walking
Finding the Center
The Price of Light and Air
We All Saw It, or The View from Home
Fallacies of Wonder
Still Life with Snow and Hammer
The World Trade Center
The Orders (from Pariah)
Travel Log
Super 8
Unimaginable
24 September 2001, or Manhattan Seen in a New Light
Entry of Buildings
Shopping (3:58 p.m. September 11)
Various Slo-Moving Clouds Are Damaged
The Grief Technician
Altering the World We Thought Would Outlast Us
The Dumpster
A Rat's Life
Ode: The Day After
His Friendship with Fear
Rio/Iguassu/Sao Paolo
Time and King David
Potato Stories
Some Place, No Place
Earlier Winter
The Night Marchers
Steeple-Peeple
Thought Experiments
Mister Equanimity
My Son's Views
After a Bombing
A History
The Pond
Last Seen
A Plague
Keeping Vigil
River
Christmas Music
This Was a Test
Upon Seeing a Shooting Star on the Lawn at Tanglewood Two Days after the World Trade Center Disaster
Postcard
In the Foreground
Near November
Now They Are Leaving
Bonus
Nurse
Instructions for Surviving the Unprecedented
The War at Home; What to Save for Death
Elvis
Hinge
Re: Covers
Staffing
Shakespeare & Punk
Save Me from the Pious and the Vengeful
Bad Luck
Skylines
Concert at St. Paul's Chapel, Fulton St.; From the Other End
The Persistence of Who We Were
From Howler
A Terror for Terror
A Trampoline in Wayne
[The movie set on the horizon glows]
New York Does Not Exist
The Morning after That One
Two New York Memoranda: October, 2001
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