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Articles by Janet Sternburg:

The Press of History on the Nerve of the Moment

On 9/11/2003, two years after the destruction of the twin towers, I wrote a letter that was published in the NY Times:

To the Editor:

With the loss of the World Trade Center, we collectively underwent an amputation. What remains is a collective phantom limb.

Much as a severed limb leaves behind an incontrovertible feeling that it is still part of the body, the twin towers continue to be a part of us.

This post is in: Journal of Neuro-Aesthetic Theory #4 (2004)

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