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Coda

Frank Lentricchia and Jody McAuliffe

in Crimes of Art + Terror

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print October 2003 | ISBN: 9780226472058
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226472089 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226472089.003.0009
Coda

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To finish off this collection of dialogues, the reader may imagine a final dialogue between Heinrich von Kleist and Mohamed Atta, between the artist-suicide and the suicide pilot. And try to imagine an understanding as to why and how the impulse to create transgressive art and the impulse to commit violence lie so perilously close to each other.

Keywords: dialogues; Heinrich von Kleist; Mohamed Atta; suicide; transgressive art

Chapter.  579 words. 

Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies

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