Glamorama

Original Synopsis

"Glamorama has a total of 560 pages which are papers from writer 'Bret Easton Ellis'. The author of American Psycho and Less Than Zero continues to shock and haunt us with his incisive and brilliant dissection of the modern world. In his most ambitious and gripping book yet, Bret Easton Ellis takes our celebrity obsessed culture and increases the volume exponentially. Set in 90s Manhattan, Victor Ward, a model with perfect abs and all the right friends, is seen and photographed everywhere, even in places he hasn't been and with people he doesn't know. He's living with one beautiful model and having an affair with another onthe eve of opening the trendiest nightclub in New York City history. And now it's time to move to the next stage. But the future he gets is not the one he had in mind. With the same deft satire and savage wit he has brought to his other fiction, Bret Ellis gets beyond the facade and introduces us, unsparingly, to what we always feared was behind it. Glamorama shows us a shadowy looking-glass reality, the juncture where fame and fashion and terror and mayhem meet and then begin to resemble the familiar surface of our lives. 2010-06-09 time of publication of the book, [-Vintage-]"

Publisher : Vintage
Pages : 560 Paper
Genre : Fiction
No.ID : EXu1umZ96p0C
ISBN-10 : 0307756424
ISBN-13 : 9780307756428
Time : 2010-06-09
Author : Bret Easton Ellis
Size : 146 KB/s
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Lunar Park

Original Synopsis

"Lunar Park has a total of pages which are papers from writer 'Bret Easton Ellis'. He became a bestselling novelist while still in college, immediately famous and wealthy. He watched his insufferable father reduced to a bag of ashes in a safety-deposit box. He was lost in a haze of booze, drugs and vilification. Then he was given a second chance. This is the life of Bret Easton Ellis, the subject of this remarkable novel. Confounding one expectation after another, Lunar Park is equally hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking. It’s the most original novel of an extraordinary career – and best of all: it all happened, every word is true. ‘An enormously entertaining novel, powered by a celebratory fun entirely absent in the writing of the generation of American writers who succeeded Ellis’ Independent ‘Great emotional complexity and depth . . . it’s a very interesting ride with an always interesting novelist – and, as such, is one worth taking’ The Times ‘Sharply observed, insidiously disquieting and extremely funny’ Literary Review ‘A triumphant piece of storytelling from a rebel whose work is controversial precisely because its sinister themes are so dexterously written’ Chris Cleave, Sunday Telegraph 2010-01-01 time of publication of the book, [-Pan Macmillan-]"

Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Pages : Paper
Genre : Fiction
No.ID : iZUfvuLTiW8C
ISBN-10 : 0330535722
ISBN-13 : 9780330535724
Time : 2010-01-01
Author : Bret Easton Ellis
Size : 656 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and EPUB

Imperial Bedrooms

Original Synopsis

"Imperial Bedrooms has a total of 192 pages which are papers from writer 'Bret Easton Ellis'. Bret Easton Ellis delivers a riveting, tour-de-force sequel to Less Than Zero, one of the most singular novels of the last thirty years. Returning to Los Angeles from New York, Clay, now a successful screenwriter, is casting his new movie. Soon he is running with his old circle of friends through L.A.’s seedy side. His ex-girlfriend, Blair, is married to Trent, a bisexual philanderer and influential manager. Then there's Julian, a recovering addict, and Rip, a former dealer. Then when Clay meets a gorgeous young actress who will stop at nothing to be in his movie, his own dark past begins to shine through, and he has no choice but to dive into the recesses of his character and come to terms with his proclivity for betrayal. 2010-06-15 time of publication of the book, [-Vintage-]"

Publisher : Vintage
Pages : 192 Paper
Genre : Fiction
No.ID : wNIPVj49AXwC
ISBN-10 : 0307593630
ISBN-13 : 9780307593634
Time : 2010-06-15
Author : Bret Easton Ellis
Size : 633 KB/s
Format : PDF, EBOOK and EPUB

Bret Easton Ellis

Original Synopsis

"Bret Easton Ellis has a total of 178 pages which are papers from writer 'Naomi Mandel'. Collection of new critical essays on Bret Easton Ellis, focusing on his later novels: American Psycho (1991), Glamorama (1999), and Lunar Park (2005). 2011-01-20 time of publication of the book, [-A&C Black-]"

Publisher : A&C Black
Pages : 178 Paper
Genre : Literary Criticism
No.ID : Ka0-QhTwEtMC
ISBN-10 : 0826435629
ISBN-13 : 9780826435620
Time : 2011-01-20
Author : Naomi Mandel
Size : 325 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and PDF

Bret Easton Ellis

Original Synopsis

"Bret Easton Ellis has a total of 228 pages which are papers from writer 'G. Colby'. This book reads the whole of Bret Easton Ellis's oeuvre to date from Less Than Zero to Imperial Bedrooms and asks to what extent Ellis's novels can be read as critiquing the cultural moments of which they are a part. Ellis's work can be thought of as an enactment of a process of underwriting contemporary culture, which offers new paths of understanding and ways of critiquing the contemporary author's place in the relations of production. 2011-08-15 time of publication of the book, [-Springer-]"

Publisher : Springer
Pages : 228 Paper
Genre : Literary Criticism
No.ID : 7dteAQAAQBAJ
ISBN-10 : 0230339166
ISBN-13 : 9780230339163
Time : 2011-08-15
Author : G. Colby
Size : 741 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and EPUB

American Psycho

Original Synopsis

"American Psycho has a total of 416 pages which are papers from writer 'Bret Easton Ellis'. The modern classic, the basis of a Broadway musical, and major motion picture from Lion's Gate Films starring Christian Bale, Chloe Sevigny, Jared Leto, and Reese Witherspoon, and directed by Mary Harron. In American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis imaginatively explores the incomprehensible depths of madness and captures the insanity of violence in our time or any other. Patrick Bateman moves among the young and trendy in 1980s Manhattan. Young, handsome, and well educated, Bateman earns his fortune on Wall Street by day while spending his nights in ways we cannot begin to fathom. Expressing his true self through torture and murder, Bateman prefigures an apocalyptic horror that no society could bear to confront. 2010-06-09 time of publication of the book, [-Vintage-]"

Publisher : Vintage
Pages : 416 Paper
Genre : Fiction
No.ID : Gd_mGRCwW1QC
ISBN-10 : 9780307756435
ISBN-13 : 0307756432
Time : 2010-06-09
Author : Bret Easton Ellis
Size : 871 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and PDF

Water from the Sun and Discovering Japan (Short Reads)

Original Synopsis

"Water from the Sun and Discovering Japan (Short Reads) has a total of 40 pages which are papers from writer 'Bret Easton Ellis'. In June, 2006, Picador launch Picador Shots, a new series of pocket-sized books priced at £1. The Shots aim to promote the short story as well as the work of some Picador's greatest authors. They will be contemporarily packaged but ultimately disposable books that are the ideal literary alternative to a magazine. Bret Easton Ellis’ two short stories chronicle the lives of a group of Los Angele’s residents all of them suffering from nothing less that death of the soul. Ellis has immense gift for dialogue, off-the-wall humour, merciless description and exotic bleakness. In 'Water from the Sun', Cheryl Lane is going under. Her marriage to William has broken down, she has moved in with a young boy half her age who is more interested in other young boys that in her and she keeps not turning up at work, the one area of her life that seems to be in good working order. To keep afloat she drinks, she shops and she takes pills. Would meeting up with William, something she has been avoiding like everything else in her life, give her what she needs anyway? In 'Discovering Japan', Bryan, is on tour. His manager, Roger, has taken him to Tokyo to promote his record and do a few gigs. But to get Roger out of hotel room, off the drink, drugs and women is going to be a tall enough feet itself for Bryan. Written with spare and hypnotic prose, this is a story about a man hell-bent on distruction by a writer deeply concerned with the moral decline of our society. 2011-12-02 time of publication of the book, [-Pan Macmillan-]"

Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Pages : 40 Paper
Genre : Fiction
No.ID : EuQjdeTgzkwC
ISBN-10 : 1447211286
ISBN-13 : 9781447211280
Time : 2011-12-02
Author : Bret Easton Ellis
Size : 299 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and PDF

Less Than Zero

Original Synopsis

"Less Than Zero has a total of 208 pages which are papers from writer 'Bret Easton Ellis'. Set in Los Angeles in the early 1980's, Less than Zero has become a timeless classic. This coolly mesmerizing novel is a raw, powerful portrait of a lost generation who have experienced sex, drugs, and disaffection at too early an age. They live in a world shaped by casual nihilism, passivity, and too much money in a place devoid of feeling or hope. Clay comes home for Christmas vacation from his Eastern college and re-enters a landscape of limitless privilege and absolute moral entropy, where everyone drives Porches, dines at Spago, and snorts mountains of cocaine. He tries to renew feelings for his girlfriend, Blair, and for his best friend from high school, Julian, who is careering into hustling and heroin. Clay's holiday turns into a dizzying spiral of desperation that takes him through the relentless parties in glitzy mansions, seedy bars, and underground rock clubs and also into the seamy world of L.A. after dark. 2010-06-09 time of publication of the book, [-Vintage-]"

Publisher : Vintage
Pages : 208 Paper
Genre : Fiction
No.ID : r8pK_fBLOtYC
ISBN-10 : 9780307756466
ISBN-13 : 0307756467
Time : 2010-06-09
Author : Bret Easton Ellis
Size : 149 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and EPUB

The Rules of Attraction

Original Synopsis

"The Rules of Attraction has a total of 288 pages which are papers from writer 'Bret Easton Ellis'. From the bestselling author or Less Than Zero and American Psycho, The Rules of Attraction is a startlingly funny, kaleidoscopic novel about three students at a small, affluent liberal-arts college in New England with no plans for the future--or even the present--who become entangled in a curious romantic triangle. Bret Easton Ellis trains his incisive gaze on the kids at self-consciously bohemian Camden College and treats their sexual posturings and agonies with a mixture of acrid hilarity and compassion while exposing the moral vacuum at the center of their lives. Lauren changes boyfriends every time she changes majors and still pines for Victor who split for Europe months ago and she might or might not be writing anonymous love letter to ambivalent, hard-drinking Sean, a hopeless romantic who only has eyes for Lauren, even if he ends up in bed with half the campus, and Paul, Lauren's ex, forthrightly bisexual and whose passion masks a shrewd pragmatism. They waste time getting wasted, race from Thirsty Thursday Happy Hours to Dressed To Get Screwed parties to drinks at The Edge of the World or The Graveyard. The Rules of Attraction is a poignant, hilarious take on the death of romance. The basis for the major motion picture starring James Van Der Beek, Shannyn Sossamon, Jessica Biel, and Kate Bosworth. 2010-06-09 time of publication of the book, [-Vintage-]"

Publisher : Vintage
Pages : 288 Paper
Genre : Fiction
No.ID : 1J1mL7ScoxkC
ISBN-10 : 9780307756459
ISBN-13 : 0307756459
Time : 2010-06-09
Author : Bret Easton Ellis
Size : 714 KB/s
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The Informers

Original Synopsis

"The Informers has a total of 272 pages which are papers from writer 'Bret Easton Ellis'. Their voices enfold us as seamlessly as those of DJs heard over a car radio. The characters go to the same schools. They eat at the same restaurants. They have sex with the same boys and girls. They buy from the same dealers. Fusing voices into an intense, impressionistic narrative that blurs genders, generations and even identities, these stories capture the lives of a group of people, connected in the way only people in L.A. can be – suffering from nothing less than the death of the soul. ‘A writer at the peak of his powers . . . The book takes us from the first to the seventh circles of hell, from Salinger to de Sade’ Will Self ‘Ellis has the ability to capture modern reality with the ferocity of a collector driving a pin through a social butterfly’ Guardian ‘The Informers is spare, austere, elegantly designed, telling in detail, coolly ferocious, sardonic in its humor; every vestige of authorial sentiment is expunged’ New York Times 2010-12-10 time of publication of the book, [-Pan Macmillan-]"

Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Pages : 272 Paper
Genre : Fiction
No.ID : qkkuE9Zd1TkC
ISBN-10 : 0330474200
ISBN-13 : 9780330474207
Time : 2010-12-10
Author : Bret Easton Ellis
Size : 948 KB/s
Format : PDF, EBOOK and EPUB

Bret Easton Ellis's American Psycho

Original Synopsis

"Bret Easton Ellis's American Psycho has a total of 96 pages which are papers from writer 'Julian Murphet'. This is part of a new series of guides to contemporary novels. The aim of the series is to give readers accessible and informative introductions to some of the most popular, most acclaimed and most influential novels of recent years - from 'The Remains of the Day' to 'White Teeth'. A team of contemporary fiction scholars from both sides of the Atlantic has been assembled to provide a thorough and readable analysis of each of the novels in question. 2002-01-11 time of publication of the book, [-Bloomsbury Publishing USA-]"

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Pages : 96 Paper
Genre : Literary Criticism
No.ID : 9dWoAwAAQBAJ
ISBN-10 : 1441136738
ISBN-13 : 9781441136732
Time : 2002-01-11
Author : Julian Murphet
Size : 616 KB/s
Format : EPUB and PDF

Bret Easton Ellis's Controversial Fiction

Original Synopsis

"Bret Easton Ellis's Controversial Fiction has a total of 228 pages which are papers from writer 'Sonia Baelo-Allué'. > 2011-06-23 time of publication of the book, [-A&C Black-]"

Publisher : A&C Black
Pages : 228 Paper
Genre : Performing Arts
No.ID : ik5h4WB6McoC
ISBN-10 : 1441107916
ISBN-13 : 9781441107916
Time : 2011-06-23
Author : Sonia Baelo-Allué
Size : 592 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and PDF

‘At the edge of art and insanity’

Original Synopsis

"‘At the edge of art and insanity’ has a total of 26 pages which are papers from writer 'Sabine Buchholz'. Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Siegen (FB 3 (Literatur-, Srach- und Medienwissenschaften)), course: „Postmodern Fiction“, 26 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: With the attention-grabbing novel "American Psycho" Bret Easton Ellis entered quite a dangerous ground. The bizarre mixture of yuppie satire and splatter horror caused reactions of scathing criticism, indignation, yes, even murder threat. As a consequence, the publishing house that had the first contract with Ellis and was supposed to edit the novel, namely Simon & Schuster, responded to this radical refusal and cancelled the deal already made. This decision, not to publish a book due to the negative responds against it, meant another scandal since it was a sensation in the American publishing business. Anyway, brushing aside all moral standards, Ellis’ shocker was published in 1991 by Vintage books, and for a while, the young writer became the “meistgehaßte[...] Autor der Welt” – evidently, because critics considered his narration too pornographic, sexist, anti-women, disgusting, boring and beyond belief. Yet, American Psycho was regarded with interest – probably last but not least because Bret Easton Ellis had been celebrated as a great talent when publishing "Less than Zero". Meanwhile, countless studies with many diverging approaches manifest that American Psycho may not be condemned and dismissed as a pure splatter work glorifying violence. There are works analysing the publication and the reception of the novel as well as the socio-cultural background; other studies focus on content and stylistic device , or on the motif of the serial killer as postmodern anti-hero. Additionally, some special analyses examine the position of the novel within the American history of censorship or even attempt to draw a parallel from Ellis’ Bateman to Goethe’s Faust. Thus, it is substantiated that the interest in "American Psycho" has spread widely and quickly. And still, 15 years after its publication the ambiguous novel, which was, besides, brought to screen in 2000, offers many subjects of discussion. The aim of this paper is to analyse in what way and to what extent Ellis’ work is distinctive for the period of literary postmodernism. Definitively, there are several innovative and scandalous stratagies applied in "American Psycho", but are these devices really symptomatic for a postmodern perception? To answer a question like that, first of all, an essential condition is of course a definition of postmodern terms. [...] 2008-01-24 time of publication of the book, [-GRIN Verlag-]"

Publisher : GRIN Verlag
Pages : 26 Paper
Genre : Literary Collections
No.ID : AX-1M55A9kEC
ISBN-10 : 3638898229
ISBN-13 : 9783638898225
Time : 2008-01-24
Author : Sabine Buchholz
Size : 744 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and PDF

Letters from L.A.

Original Synopsis

"Letters from L.A. has a total of 89 pages which are papers from writer 'Bret Easton Ellis'. "Le court roman épistolaire de Bret Easton Ellis est lu en anglais dans son intégralité sur le CD audio. Le livre comporte un point sur la prononciation, suivi d'une courte biographie de l'auteur et du texte intégral et original de l'oeuvre sur les pages de gauche avec, sur les pages de droite, des notes culturelles et linguistiques. 2005 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : 89 Paper
Genre :
No.ID : 2hdhOwAACAAJ
ISBN-10 : 9782266167512
ISBN-13 : 2266167510
Time : 2005
Author : Bret Easton Ellis
Size : 197 KB/s
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Fear, Trauma and Paranoia in Bret Easton Ellis’s Oeuvre

Original Synopsis

"Fear, Trauma and Paranoia in Bret Easton Ellis’s Oeuvre has a total of 175 pages which are papers from writer 'Javier Martín Párraga'. Bret Easton Ellis is one of the most famous and controversial contemporary American novelists. Since the publication of his opus primum, Less than Zero (1985), critics and readers alike have become fascinated with the author’s style and topics; which were extremely appealing to the MTV generation that acknowledged him as their cultural guru. As a result, an early review of the novel declared, “American literature has never been so sexy”. In this book, Ellis’ novels and collections of short stories are analyzed, focusing mainly on the role fear, trauma and paranoia play in these texts. These aspects are fundamental not only to Bret Easton Ellis’ literature but also to contemporary American literature (Don DeLillo, John Barth or Thomas Pynchon’s novels, just to name some quintessential examples within postmodern American letters, cannot be understood or defined without reference to fear and paranoia). More importantly, they play a major role in American culture and society. 2017-08-21 time of publication of the book, [-Cambridge Scholars Publishing-]"

Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Pages : 175 Paper
Genre :
No.ID : j8I3DwAAQBAJ
ISBN-10 : 1527500608
ISBN-13 : 9781527500600
Time : 2017-08-21
Author : Javier Martín Párraga
Size : 865 KB/s
Format : PDF, EBOOK and EPUB

Original Synopsis

"Violence and Consumerism in Bret Easton Ellis's American Psycho and Chuck Palahniuk's Fight Club has a total of 52 pages which are papers from writer 'Michael Frank'. Examination Thesis from the year 2009 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,5, University of Heidelberg, language: English, abstract: "Art has always reflected society. [...] Fight Club examines violence and the roots of frustration that are causing people to reach out for such radical solutions. And that's exactly the sort of discussion we should be having about our culture. Because a culture that doesn't examine its violence is a culture in denial, which is much more dangerous." This assessment of Fight Club by Edward Norton, who plays the narrator in the novel's movie adaptation, explains the reasoning behind this thesis, which examines the basic principles of today's consumer culture, its connection to aggression and violence, and the way these topics are presented in two contemporary novels: Bret Easton Ellis's American Psycho and Chuck Palahniuk's Fight Club. In these books, the respective protagonists face similar deadlocks connected to life in the consumerist world of the 1980s and 1990s. Despite, evidently, having everything a person could ask for, both main characters' lives remain unfulfilled, leaving them frustrated and dissatisfied. As it turns out, acts of violence become the only thing that lets them get away from the boredom of their daily routine and gives them a sense of satisfaction. 2013-10 time of publication of the book, [-GRIN Verlag-]"

Publisher : GRIN Verlag
Pages : 52 Paper
Genre :
No.ID : 3Yp_N_vFFbwC
ISBN-10 : 3640466780
ISBN-13 : 9783640466788
Time : 2013-10
Author : Michael Frank
Size : 916 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and PDF

A Study Guide for Bret Easton Ellis's "Less than Zero"

Original Synopsis

"A Study Guide for Bret Easton Ellis's "Less than Zero" has a total of 29 pages which are papers from writer 'Gale, Cengage Learning'. A Study Guide for Bret Easton Ellis's "Less than Zero," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs. 2016-06-29 time of publication of the book, [-Gale, Cengage Learning -]"

Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
Pages : 29 Paper
Genre : Literary Criticism
No.ID : 6FOVDAAAQBAJ
ISBN-10 : 1410351025
ISBN-13 : 9781410351029
Time : 2016-06-29
Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
Size : 257 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and PDF

American Psycho: Picador 40th Anniversary Edition

Original Synopsis

"American Psycho: Picador 40th Anniversary Edition has a total of 400 pages which are papers from writer 'Bret Easton Ellis'. An international bestseller and true modern classic Patrick Bateman is twenty-six and works on Wall Street; he is handsome, sophisticated, charming and intelligent. He is also a psychopath. Taking us to a head-on collision with America's greatest dream - and its worst nightmare - American Psycho is a bleak, bitter, black comedy about a world we all recognize but do not wish to confront. Celebrating 40 years of outstanding international writing, this is one of the essential Picador novels reissued in a beautiful new series style. 2012-03-01 time of publication of the book, [-Picador-]"

Publisher : Picador
Pages : 400 Paper
Genre : Fiction
No.ID : 0Nm6xQfck-AC
ISBN-10 : 1743294905
ISBN-13 : 9781743294901
Time : 2012-03-01
Author : Bret Easton Ellis
Size : 955 KB/s
Format : EPUB and PDF

Water from the Sun

Original Synopsis

"Water from the Sun has a total of 62 pages which are papers from writer 'Bret Easton Ellis'. In June, 2006, Picador launch Picador Shots, a new series of pocket-sized books priced at £1. The Shots aim to promote the short story as well as the work of some Picador's greatest authors. They will be contemporarily packaged but ultimately disposable books that are the ideal literary alternative to a magazine. Bret Easton Ellis’ two short stories chronicle the lives of a group of Los Angele’s residents all of them suffering from nothing less that death of the soul. Ellis has immense gift for dialogue, off-the-wall humour, merciless description and exotic bleakness. In 'Water from the Sun', Cheryl Lane is going under. Her marriage to William has broken down, she has moved in with a young boy half her age who is more interested in other young boys that in her and she keeps not turning up at work, the one area of her life that seems to be in good working order. To keep afloat she drinks, she shops and she takes pills. Would meeting up with William, something she has been avoiding like everything else in her life, give her what she needs anyway? In 'Discovering Japan', Bryan, is on tour. His manager, Roger, has taken him to Tokyo to promote his record and do a few gigs. But to get Roger out of hotel room, off the drink, drugs and women is going to be a tall enough feet itself for Bryan. Written with spare and hypnotic prose, this is a story about a man hell-bent on distruction by a writer deeply concerned with the moral decline of our society. 2006 time of publication of the book, [-Picador USA-]"

Publisher : Picador USA
Pages : 62 Paper
Genre :
No.ID : _1WbAAAACAAJ
ISBN-10 : 9780330445825
ISBN-13 : 0330445820
Time : 2006
Author : Bret Easton Ellis
Size : 155 KB/s
Format : PDF, EBOOK and EPUB

Rules of Attraction Counter Display

Original Synopsis

"Rules of Attraction Counter Display has a total of pages which are papers from writer 'Bret Easton Ellis'. 1988-08-02 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : Paper
Genre :
No.ID : u6rKoAEACAAJ
ISBN-10 : 9780147783325
ISBN-13 : 0147783321
Time : 1988-08-02
Author : Bret Easton Ellis
Size : 456 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and EPUB

"Abandon All Hope"

Original Synopsis

""Abandon All Hope" has a total of 116 pages which are papers from writer 'Anja Schiel'. Thesis (M.A.) from the year 2005 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,5, University of Hamburg (Sprach-, Literatur- und Medienwissenschaft), 59 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Bret Easton Ellis's American Psycho has been labeled many things from "Brat Pack Fiction" to "Generation X" to "Minimal Realism." While the classification of the novel might be difficult and it has often been misunderstood for its extremely violent scenes, what is clear to the attentive reader is its critique of consumer culture Critics have acknowledged an emergence of a large number of writings dealing with this topic in contemporary American literature in the recent past. These novels focus on the relationship of American youth with consumer culture with a seemingly non-elaborate content and style. Attempts of explaining this kind of writing, which has also been called "fiction of insurgency," "new narrative," "downtown writing" and "punk fiction," range from millennial angst to the classification of this literary movement as part of the postmodern culture. What seems clear is that these narrations are closely related to the society they have been created in. The way these texts incorporate products of their time as a constant accompanying element places them very clearly in a specific time period. The apparent non-existence of complexity concerning the style, which at times reminds the reader of a movie script or a sequence of an MTV video, has, in the case of American Psycho, caused many critics to classify the novel as boring and deny the author the status of an artist. Exactly this seeming meaninglessness of these novels argues in favor of a term introduced by critics James Annesley and Elizabeth Young: Blank fiction, or Blank Generation Fiction. The term Blank fiction seems to capture perfectly the emptiness created by consumer culture that has found its way into these narratives not simply in its context but also by means of its language 2008-04 time of publication of the book, [-GRIN Verlag-]"

Publisher : GRIN Verlag
Pages : 116 Paper
Genre :
No.ID : EpedL4oCZlcC
ISBN-10 : 3638936422
ISBN-13 : 9783638936422
Time : 2008-04
Author : Anja Schiel
Size : 713 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and PDF