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American Psycho

Author : Bret Easton Ellis
ISBN : 0307756432
Genre : Fiction
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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.
Category: Fiction

American Psycho

Author : Frederic P. Miller
ISBN : 6131832099
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. American Psycho is a psychological thriller and satirical novel by Bret Easton Ellis, published in 1991. The story is told in the first person by fictitious serial killer and Manhattan businessman Patrick Bateman. The graphic violence and sexual content generated much controversy before and since publication. Nearly twenty years on, Ellis's work has recently been described as one of the key novels of the last century. A film adaptation starring Christian Bale was released in 2000 to generally favorable reviews. Set in Manhattan and beginning on April Fools' Day 1989, American Psycho spans roughly three years in the life of wealthy young investment banker Patrick Bateman. Bateman, 26 years old when the story begins, narrates his everyday activities, from his daily life among the upper-class elite of New York to his forays into murder by nightfall.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

American Psycho

Author : Caleb Boatright
ISBN : 9798636117223
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In New York City in 1987, a handsome, young urban professional, Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale), lives a second life as a gruesome serial killer by night. The cast is filled by the detective (Willem Dafoe), the fiance (Reese Witherspoon), the mistress (Samantha Mathis), the coworker (Jared Leto), and the secretary (Chlo Sevigny). This is a biting, wry comedy examining the elements that make a man a monster.
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Spin

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From the concert stage to the dressing room, from the recording studio to the digital realm, SPIN surveys the modern musical landscape and the culture around it with authoritative reporting, provocative interviews, and a discerning critical ear. With dynamic photography, bold graphic design, and informed irreverence, the pages of SPIN pulsate with the energy of today's most innovative sounds. Whether covering what's new or what's next, SPIN is your monthly VIP pass to all that rocks.
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Un American Psycho

Author : Chris Dumas
ISBN : 9781841505541
Genre : Art
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This book is moving around two intricately interwoven topics, the history of film studies and the failed scholarly reception (or perhaps just failed reception) of Brian De Palma's films, this book asks troubling, provocative questions not only about what and how De Palma's films mean in the cultural and scholarly imaginary, but about the causal relationship of politics to taste (in this sense it's a much needed updating of Bourdieu's work) and about a certain un-ease at the heart of film studies itself. Further, this book claims to provide an authoritative, onestop guide to the basic facts abo.
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American Psycho

Author : Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
ISBN : 0573707235
Genre : Musicals
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Based on the electrifying novel by Bret Easton Ellis, the musical tells the story of Patrick Bateman, a young and handsome Wall Street banker with impeccable taste and unquenchable desires. Patrick and his elite group of friends spend their days in chic restaurants, exclusive clubs, and designer labels. But at night, Patrick takes part in a darker indulgence, and his mask of sanity is starting to slip...
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Bret Easton Ellis S American Psycho

Author : Julian Murphet
ISBN : 9780826452450
Genre : Literary Criticism
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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.
Category: Literary Criticism

American Psycho

Author : Bret Easton Ellis
ISBN : 0330485423
Genre : American psycho (Motion picture)
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Patrick Bateman is 26. He works on Wall Street. He is charming, handsome, rich, successful... and one of the most vicious killers in history. This book about him has now been made into a film. Starring Christian Bale as Bateman, it includes a stellar cast of Hollywood actors.
Category: American psycho (Motion picture)

Intimate Violence

Author : Laura E. Tanner
ISBN : 0253115973
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"Tanner deals with the central question of all narrative texts: how the reader is manipulated into empathy or distance by the text.... This study... is the sort that needs to be redone in every classroom and by every mature reader.... Tanner offers provocative and useful discussions of rape and torture... " -- Choice "This thoughtful and disturbing book raises serious questions about 'the consequences... of reading representations of rape and torture.' " -- American Literature "In this incisive exploration of twentieth-century novels, art, and ads, Laura Tanner explains the mechanisms by which reader and viewer are implicated in violence. Equally effective as a challenge to textual assault is the grace and gentleness of Tanner's own prose. Intimate Violence signals the emergence of an astute and humane critical voice." -- Wendy Steiner Through an examination of such notorious works as The White Hotel and American Psycho, Laura Tanner leads us in a disturbing exploration of the reader's complicity with fictional depictions of intimate violence.
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Satire And Sympathy In American Psycho

Author : Alaina Simon
ISBN : OCLC:1136490716
Genre : American literature
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American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis was originally dismissed as flippant and distasteful because critics focused on the novel's excessive violence, misogyny, and shallow characters. The book remains controversial to this day, though later critics have shed light on the novel as a satirical representation of Wall Street in the late 1980s. In this thesis, I explore the ways in which Ellis satirizes Patrick Bateman and his society through dialogue, physical behavior, and relationships with each other. I argue that Patrick is essentially a victim of the possessive, technologically obsessed, patriarchal culture, ignored by others despite his cries for attention. In addition, I analyze specific passages in order to determine whether or not the novel can provoke sympathy for Patrick from the reader. Ultimately, I assert that American Psycho is a satire that attempts to expand traditional boundaries by including sympathy.
Category: American literature

American Psycho And Social Criticism Illusion Or Reality

Author : Lena Groß
ISBN : 9783656600947
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Seminar paper from the year 2013 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 1,0, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, language: English, abstract: The filming of Bret Easton Ellis’ bestseller novel American Psycho caused a major scandal after its publication in 2000 (Lee Brien). It covers the story of the serial killer Patrick Bateman, who enjoys a good reputation everywhere in Manhattan. Bateman is a young, athletic, handsome, successful, and stereotypical 1980s yuppie, who you are able to see in magazines, journals, advertising for Calvin Klein or Hugo Boss, and on Wall Street. On the other hand, he murders, rapes, tortures, mutilates, and cannibalizes his victims, but his cruel acts remain undetected. At first sight, Patrick’s behavior seems very irritating because he neither provides the audience with any reasons for his murders, nor with any psychological insight into his character to justify his actions. Taking a closer look, his behavior and violence are an expression of the materialistic, superficial nature of the American society to which Bateman wants to belong “and into which his sickness and inhumanity do actually ‘fit’” (Horsley 222). Although a lot of Bateman’s brutal actions are shown, at the end of the movie the audience comes to question if all these murders really happened because some inconsistencies in his story become apparent e.g. Bateman outlines the murder of a man, who at this point was not even in town. Therefore, the question is raised as to whether the murders are real or just a product of Bateman’s imagination, and if they are real, is the society so over the top that not even the crime matters and he is able to escape unpunished? In this paper, this question and especially what the murders are about to express either way will be analyzed in view of social criticism. Therefore, first of all, American society in the 1980s will be outlined to help the reader better understand the contemporary historical background to which the movie refers. Subsequently, the amoral materialism in American consumer society pictured in American Psycho will be described to clarify the social circumstances Bateman lives in. Accordingly, Bateman’s cruel actions will be analyzed and its truth content will be discussed to later on conclude that this kind of society is not able to fulfill his life and by the help of violence Bateman wants to escape the conformity of America’s superficial society.
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Agnotology

Author : American Psycho Association
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Agnotology is the study of ignorance. This expose' unleashes a new attack on traditional questions about "how we know" to ask: Why don't we know what we don't know?! Agnotology (formerly agnatology) shows that ignorance is often more than just a lack of knowledge; it can also be the deliberate manufactured outcome of political and cultural struggles. What keeps ignorance alive, or allows it to be used as a political weapon of mass destruction? Ignorance has a history and a political geography, but there are also things people don't want you to know ("Ignorance is bliss" is a common cliché). This book treats examples from the realms of economic illiteracy, history, global climate change, militarism, environmental denialism, archaeology and anarchaeology, racial ignorance, and more. Those who do not study the past are condemned to repeat it. The goal of Agnotologists is to better understand how and why various forms of knowing do not come to be, or have disappeared, or have become invisible.
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Violence And Perversity In American Psycho

Author : Polina Choparinova
ISBN : 3656450811
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Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, printed single-sided, grade: 1,7, University of Mannheim, language: English, abstract: Bret Easton Ellis American Psycho has been a highly controversial book. The novel is a first person narrative describing episodes in the life of a wealthy young Mannhattanite and self- proclaimed serial killer. The author tries to reproduce the culture in the 1980s, which embodies the decade and all the cliches of the decade in the West- the manic consumer overdrive, exhaustion, wipe-out, terror, relentless aggression, violence and perversity. That is the main reason why many critics condemned this novel before it had been published so Ellis even had to search for a new publishing company. Even the publishers, Simon and Schuster, of his first two novels Less than zero and The Rules of Attraction decided to terminate his contract (Annesley 1998). The explicit and detailed description of violence in this book was the reason for the reaction of the critics in that way. It is not necessary to say that all these controversies made on one hand American Psycho Ellis's most successful book and on the other hand guaranteed him a place in the history of American literature. In this paper, I will study the Patrick Bateman's personality and the contrast between the public person Patrick Bateman and his alter ego. This aims to show the reasons and motives for his behavior and at the same time will help to create a picture of social phenomena in the USA of the 80s as they are described in the novel, in order to provide the settings, the atmosphere in which the violence takes place. This will help to give an opinion of this violence and perversity and to interpret them. In this chapter I want to give a short interpretation of American Psycho based on the previous insights and I am going to study how violence is presented in the text. At the end of my term paper I would like to give a brief info
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Violence In American Psycho Forms And Function

Author : Till Neuhaus
ISBN : 9783346212504
Genre : Literary Collections
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Seminar paper from the year 2015 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7, Bielefeld University (Linguistik und Literaturwissenschaft), language: English, abstract: Why was there such a public outcry about American Psycho? To add further dimensions to this question, this paper will try to provide a deeper insight on the functions of violence in American Psycho. To pursue that goal, this paper follows a certain structure: After providing background information on the author, historical context and also the creational process of the book itself, violence as portrayed in American Psycho will be analyzed. Therefore, a theoretical framework, which ascribes specific functions to certain forms of violence, will be created. In a second step, the forms of violence as presented in American Psycho will be discussed and classified on the basis of the previously constructed framework. After having found, named and classified distinct features of violence and their functions in the novel, it will be investigated to what extent the horror Bret Easton Ellis has created differs from traditional illustrations of violence and horror. The overarching question of this segment will be: What did Bret Easton Ellis do differently which would explain the audience’s intensive feeling of horror? The introductory hypothesis is that American Psycho was able to use violence on various levels and with multiple functions. Violence is not solely used to assign certain character traits to the protagonist and the society he lives in but also serves as vehicle to overcome the protagonist’s problems, namely anonymity of the cold-hearted world presented in the novel. Furthermore, violence also serves as a symbol for a constant and omnipresent threat, which creates the feeling of horror. Additionally, violence is also used as a provocation while simultaneously hinting at the absence of ethics, which then again turns out to be social criticism of the protagonist’s world. In addition to this, the horror Bret Easton Ellis creates unites well-known concepts, brands, locations, etc. and combines those with an, until then, unknown feature, namely irrational and thereby uncontrollable violence. This creates a feeling of realism which, together with the absences of ethics, moral judgment and rationality, leaves the reader behind in a more vulnerable state than solely explicit violence in a surreal setting. This hypothesis will be taken up by the end of the paper and will then be verified, falsified or further modified.
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Bret Easton Ellis

Author : Naomi Mandel
ISBN : 9780826435620
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Collection of new critical essays on Bret Easton Ellis, focusing on his later novels: American Psycho (1991), Glamorama (1999), and Lunar Park (2005).
Category: Literary Criticism

Novels Of The Contemporary Extreme

Author : Alain-Philippe Durand
ISBN : 0826490883
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Charts a new international writing phenomenon - 'contemporary extreme literature'.
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Blank Feminism

Author : Kara Dean Zinger
ISBN : OCLC:660180759
Genre : Feminism and literature
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Elites In The Great Gatsby And American Psycho A Comparison Of The Illustration Of Elites

Author : Till Neuhaus
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Bachelor Thesis from the year 2014 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2.0, Bielefeld University, language: English, abstract: This paper aims at comparing the illustration of elites in two different temporal episodes. The novels, which will be the basis for this comparison, are F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and Bret Easton Ellis ́ American Psycho. The explanation of the literary choices will be delivered in the next section. Both, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Bret Easton Ellis, have created characters larger than life which partly represent the perversion of the upper classes but both also provide literally, symbolically and figuratively different approaches to escape the problems they are facing. May it be Jay Gatsby or Patrick Bateman; they both feel uncomfortable in their respective environments and strive for something their current life cannot provide. Those desires reflect the bygone and contemporary decoupling of the upper classes lives and thereby comment on society as a whole in their respective temporal context. After explaining what makes those novels predestinated for a comparison, New York as a social and cultural concept and its history will be depicted. Considering that both novels take place in New York and the geographical space clearly has an impact on the progression of the plot but also the mindset of the protagonists, New York needs to be understood first, to then derive sense from the novels taking place there. Afterwards, the term elites will be defined and set into context. After having created a working definition of the term elites, the work on the two novels will start with a temporal contextualization of the novel and the authors' lives. After doing so, the actual illustration of the elites will be analyzed. In a second step, the two novels and their depiction of the upper classes will be compared and contrasted. After identifying both, differences but also uniting factors, the conclusion wil
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Pierce

Author : Otis Hubert
ISBN : 9798625028424
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