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Until the Fires Stopped Burning: 9/11 and New York City in the Words and Experiences of Survivors and Witnesses

Charles Strozier


The author's college lost sixty-eight alumni in the tragedy of 9/11, and the many courses the author has taught on terrorism and related topics since have attracted dozens of survivors and family members. A practicing psychoanalyst in Manhattan, the author has also accepted into his care many seared by the disaster. Compelled to investigate 9/11's unique character further, he launched a study into the conscious and unconscious meaning of the event, both for those who were physically close to the attack and for those who witnessed it beyond the immediate space of Ground Zero. Based on the testi ... More

Keywords: terrorism, 9/11, survivors, Ground Zero, zones of sadness, witnesses, trauma, New York City, apocalyptic experience, unnatural death

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780231158985
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231158985.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charles Strozier, author