SINGAPORE – On the 20th anniversary of the Sept 11, 2001 attacks, here are seven publications that glimpse back at that pivotal instant in background.
1. In The Shadow Of No Towers
By Art Spiegelman
Graphic novel/Viking/2004/Hardcover/48 internet pages/$91.08/Out there here
Spiegelman, the Pulitzer Prize-successful cartoonist best identified for his Holocaust graphic novel Maus (1980 to 1991), witnessed the Sept 11 assaults to start with-hand and responds in this visual memoir. It was 1st serialised as a comedian strip in the German newspaper Die Zeit from 2002 to 2004, as mainstream American publications would not have it.
2. 102 Minutes
By Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn
Non-fiction/Moments Textbooks/2005/Paperback/400 web pages/$40.95/Out there right here
The New York Instances journalists chronicle the minutes in between the very first aircraft crash and the collapse of the north tower, culled from the accounts, messages and dialogue transcripts of the persons trapped in the Environment Trade Center.
3. Very Loud And Amazingly Close
By Jonathan Safran Foer
Fiction/Penguin Publications/2005/Paperback/368 webpages/$19.26/Readily available right here
9-yr-old Oskar Schell, nevertheless grieving the dying of his father in the attacks, discovers a essential hidden in a vase in his father’s closet and embarks on a hunt all over New York to obtain the story guiding it, as very well as closure for his reduction. The novel was adapted into a 2011 movie starring Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock.
4. The Looming Tower
By Lawrence Wright
Non-fiction/Penguin Textbooks/2006/Paperback/576 pages/$25.02/Offered listed here
Wright, a employees writer for The New Yorker, received the Pulitzer Prize in general non-fiction for his seminal record of how 9/11 came about and the adult men who manufactured it occur – Al-Qaeda leaders Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri – as properly as Federal Bureau of Investigation counterterrorism chief John O’Neill, who experimented with to keep track of Al-Qaeda before the attacks and died in the collapse of the towers.
5. Slipping Gentleman
By Don DeLillo
Fiction/Pan Macmillan/2007/Paperback/256 pages/$21.95/Out there here
“It was not a street any more but a globe, a time and house of falling ash and close to night time,” writes DeLillo in his novel, in which a attorney, Keith, survives the collapse of the towers and comes wounded on the doorstep of his estranged spouse Lianne.
They navigate the aftermath of the attacks, as a general performance artist recognized as Falling Man begins showing up all-around New York, suspended head-first in a harness in a reference to the controversial Linked Press photo of a man falling from the north tower.
6. The Unwilling Fundamentalist
By Mohsin Hamid
Non-fiction/Penguin Books/2007/Paperback/224 pages/$19.26/Readily available listed here
In a Lahore cafe, a youthful Pakistani gentleman, Changez, recounts to an American stranger his daily life tale, like his time in the United States as an affluent analyst and how post-9/11 politics eventually drove him back again to Lahore, wherever he turned an anti-American activist. The Booker Prize-shortlisted novel was tailored for film in 2012 by director Mira Nair.
7. The Only Aircraft In The Sky
By Garrett Graff
Non-fiction/Avid Reader Press/2019/Paperback/528 web pages/$31.59/Accessible below
Journalist Graff assembles a wrenching oral heritage of 9/11 from almost 500 people, this sort of as the firefighter hunting for his spouse at the Environment Trade Heart the telephone operator asked to go a passenger’s previous phrases to his loved ones and people aboard Air Drive A person, which, as flights across the state have been grounded, remained the only aircraft in the sky.