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Reading Chuck Palahniuk : American monsters and literary mayhem

Author: Cynthia G Kuhn; Lance Rubin
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2009.
Series: Routledge studies in contemporary literature, 2.
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Examines how Chuck Palahniuk pushes through a variety of boundaries to shape fiction and to interrogate American cultures in powerful and important ways. This title includes essays that discuss  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Chuck Palahniuk; Chuck Palahniuk
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cynthia G Kuhn; Lance Rubin
ISBN: 9780415998109 0415998107 0203869524 9780203869529 9780415634243 0415634245
OCLC Number: 244063516
Description: vii, 231 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Pt. I. Genres, structures, and modes. Chuck Palahniuk and the semiotics of personal doom : the novelist as escape artist / Sidney L. Sondergard --
Destruction and the discourse of deformity : Invisible monsters and the ethics of atrocity / Andrew Ng --
I am Marla's monstrous wound : Fight club and The gothic / Cynthia Kuhn --
'This theatre of mass destruction' : medieval morality and Jacobean convention in Palahniuk's Novels / Christina Angel --
On mutilation : the sublime body of Chuck Palahniuk's fiction / Andrew Slade --
'This is what passes for free will' : Chuck Palahniuk's postmodern gothic / Sherry R. Truffin, --
'Where you're supposed to be' : Apostrophe and apocalypse in Chuck Palahniuk / Joshua Parker --
Pt. II. Politics, cultures, and philosophies. With us or against us : Chuck Palahniuk's 9/11 / Jesse Kavadlo --
Reading Chuck Palahniuk's Survivor and Haunted as a critique of 'the culture industry' / David Simmons and Nicola Allen --
The politics of boredom : punk, the situationist international and Chuck Palahniuk's Rant / Lance Rubin --
The phony 'martyrdom of Saint Me' : Choke, The catcher in the rye, and the problem of postmodern narcissistic nihilism / Alex E. Blazer --
The politics of voice in Palahniuk's Lullaby / Peter Mathews --
Nihilism and Buddhism in a blender : the religion of Chuck Palahniuk / G. Christopher Williams --
True stories and beaded necklaces : fandom and Chuck Palahniuk's writing as ritual / Devin Harner --
Blood on the bookstore floor : Chuck Palahniuk and the case of the fainting reader / Steffen Hantke.
Series Title: Routledge studies in contemporary literature, 2.
Responsibility: edited by Cynthia Kuhn and Lance Rubin.
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