Can Fiction Help Make Sense of Sept. 11? Filmmakers and writers are looking at the events of Sept. 11 through the prism of fiction. Some see heroism, others black comedy. A film critic, an author and a poet discuss whether art helps make sense of an event that, for many, remains incomprehensible.

Can Fiction Help Make Sense of Sept. 11?

Can Fiction Help Make Sense of Sept. 11?

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Filmmakers and writers are looking at the events of Sept. 11 through the prism of fiction. Some see heroism, others black comedy. A film critic, an author and a poet discuss whether or not art helps make sense of an event that for many remains incomprehensible.

Guests:

A.O. Scott, film critic for The New York Times

Ken Kalfus, author of A Disorder Peculiar to the Country

C.K. Williams, poet, his book of poetry, The Singing, won the National Book Award for 2003; Repair won the Pulitzer Prize in 2000