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Lamentation : 9/11
Doctorow, E. L., 1931-2015.
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Publication Information:
New York : Ruder-Finn Press, [2002]

Physical Description:
135 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 32 cm
General Note:
"Lamentation: 9/11" was published ... to honor the many lives that were touched by the September 11 disaster. 100% of the profits from the sale of [this book] will be donated to the Seeds of Peace.

Includes 6 pages (126-131) of names of the missing from Sept. 11.
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Central Library HV6432.7 .D625 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
Central Library HV6432.7 .D625 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize Non-Circ

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"Text accompanies photographs of posters for the missing put up around New York City following 9/11. It is a personal reflection on the people of the city and the special bond that gives them strength."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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In Lamentations 9/11, photographer David Finn (Children of the World) documents the dozens of New York City telephone polls, subway stations, fences and building walls where people hung posters for missing loved ones after September 11. Pleas for information, messages to family members, children's drawings and commemorative signs make up the moving montages. Finn also includes images of the World Trade Center both before and after the disaster. The photographs are complemented by a kind of prose poem by novelist E.L. Doctorow's (Ragtime), a paean to the city's dead ("We would appear on the perimeters of one another's consciousness, in one another's sightlines, on any given day, passing in the street, riding the subway, shopping for our families... we were one another's context"). There is an introduction by U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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