Falling Man Prompt: Don DeLillos Falling Man open

Falling Man Prompt: Don DeLillos Falling Man open

Falling Man Prompt: Don DeLillos Falling Man opens on a Lower Manhattan street that was not a street anymore but a world, a time and space of falling ash and near night. How does DeLillo use the sensory memory of the attacks clouded vision of the ashy plume, the vibration of impacts, and smells and sounds of bodily destruction to depict post-911 life in Manhattan? What is the relationship between the intimate details of violence and the stories of one or more characters living in Manhattan in the immediate aftermath of the attacks?


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