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Bret Easton Ellis : Underwriting the Contemporary.

Author: Georgina Colby
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book reads the whole of Bret Easton Ellis's oeuvre to date from Less Than Zero to Imperial Bedrooms. Colby recasts Ellis as a social critic and a literary figure who enables us to think differently about the cultural climates of the 1980s, 1990s, and the first decade of the twenty-first century.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Colby, Georgina.
Bret Easton Ellis : Underwriting the Contemporary.
Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2011
Named Person: Bret Easton Ellis; Bret Easton Ellis
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Georgina Colby
ISBN: 9780230359352 0230359353 1283290472 9781283290470
OCLC Number: 756485057
Description: 1 online resource (241 pages)
Contents: Cover; Series page; Title; Contents; Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations; Introduction: Underwriting the Contemporary; 1 Missing Persons: Melancholy as Symptom inLess Than Zero, The Rules of Attraction andThe Informers; 2 An Inner Critique: Commodity Fetishism, Systemic Violence, and the Abstract MutilatedSubject in American Psycho; 3 Cloning the Nineties: Cultural Amnesia, Terrorism, and Contemporary Iconoclasm in Glamorama; 4 Twenty-First- Century Gothic (or post- 9/11 Fatalism):Self- Parody, Reification, and the Becoming Real ofCultural and Authorial Fictions in Lunar Park. Coda: The Politics of Exposure: Unsafe Lines andNarratives of Conflict in Imperial BedroomsNotes; Bibliography; Index.

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This book reads the whole of Bret Easton Ellis's oeuvre to date from Less Than Zero to Imperial Bedrooms. Colby recasts Ellis as a social critic and a literary figure who enables us to think differently about the cultural climates of the 1980s, 1990s, and the first decade of the twenty-first century.

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