Teju Cole Essays
Literature Shaped by 9/11: Teju Cole's Evaluation of Postmodernism in Open City College
Described by Fredric Jameson as a loss of historicity and by Brian McHale as a fascination with the ontological, the term postmodernism seems to have taken many different variations. At its very essence, this movement encompasses a questioning of...
Cole Creates Caulfield's Shadow: Modernity and the Protagonist of 'Open City' College
In an interview with The Millions, Teju Cole was quick to state that Salinger’s American classic The Catcher in the Rye is “one of the not-often-noticed shadows” (Morton, 2014) of his debut novel, Open City. At face value this statement simply...