Life between two deaths, 1989-2001 : U.S. culture in the long nineties / Phillip E. Wegner.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooksPost-contemporary interventions: ; e-Duke books scholarly collection: Publisher: Durham [NC] : Duke University Press, 2009Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 279 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780822390763; 0822390760; 9786612923746; 6612923741; 1282923749; 9781282923744Subject(s): United States -- Civilization -- 1970- | United States -- History -- 1969- | Nineteen nineties | HISTORY -- United States -- 20th Century | Civilization | Nineteen nineties | United States | Kultur | Elfter September | Deutschland <DDR> -- Revolution <1989> | USA | LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General | Since 1969 | Nineteen nineties | United States Civilization 1970- | United States History 1969-Genre/Form: Electronic books. | History. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: No titleDDC classification: 973.92 LOC classification: E169.12 | .W395 2009Other classification: 15.87 | NK 5270 | 7,26 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction: the present as a moment of danger -- The two deaths of the 1990s -- October 3, 1951, to September 11, 2001 : periodizing the Cold War in Don Delillo's Underworld -- I'll be back : repetitions and revisions in the Terminator films -- A fine tradition : the remaking of the United States in Cape Fear -- Where the prospective horizon is omitted : naturalism, dystopia, and politics in Fight Club and Ghost Dog -- A nightmare on the brain of the living : Messianic historicity, alienations and Independence Day -- As many as possible, thinking as much as possible : figures of the multitude In Joe Haldeman's Forever trilogy -- We're family : monstrous kinships, fidelity, and the event in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Octavia Butler's parable novels.
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An argument that it was only on September 11, 2001, that the symbolic universe of the Cold War was finally destroyed and a new world order put into place.
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Phillip E. Wegner is Associate Professor of English at the University of Florida. He is the author of Imaginary Communities: Utopia, the Nation, and the Spatial Histories of Modernity .