Author(s): Lentricchia F, Jody M
It was late in the evening of September 11 and a network special on the day's events was coming to a close. A famous news anchor was saying—these were his final words, solemnly delivered—that tomorrow, when New Yorkers awaken, they will awaken to an altered skyline. Not words about the memory of the dead and the imagination of their terrifying destruction. Nothing to the effect that "our hearts go out" to the ruined families and friends of the dead. Instead, words about a rupture in the perceptual field.