American Psycho

American Psycho
Author : Bret Easton Ellis
Publisher : Vintage
Total Pages : 416
Release : 2010-06-09
ISBN 10 : 9780307756435
ISBN 13 : 0307756432
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Psycho Book Description:

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER • In this modern classic, the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author 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. “A masterful satire and a ferocious, hilarious, ambitious, inspiring piece of writing, which has large elements of Jane Austen at her vitriolic best. An important book.” —Katherine Dunn, bestselling author of Geek Love

Un American Psycho

Un American Psycho
Author : Chris Dumas
Publisher : Intellect Books
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2012-07-23
ISBN 10 : 9781841506944
ISBN 13 : 184150694X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Un American Psycho Book Description:

Brian De Palma is perhaps best known as the director behind the gangster classic Scarface. Yet as ingrained as Scarface is in American popular culture, it is but one of a sizable number of controversial films—many of which are consistently misread or ignored—directed by De Palma over his more than four-decade career. In Un-American Psycho, Chris Dumas places De Palma’s body of work in dialogue with the works of other provocative filmmakers, including Alfred Hitchcock, Jean-Luc Godard, and Francis Ford Coppola with the aim of providing a broader understanding of the narrative, stylistic, and political gestures that characterize De Palma’s filmmaking. De Palma’s films engage with a wide range of issues surrounding American political and social culture, and this volume offers a rethinking of the received wisdom on his work.

Bret Easton Ellis s American Psycho

Bret Easton Ellis s American Psycho
Author : Julian Murphet
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages : 96
Release : 2002-01-11
ISBN 10 : 9781441136732
ISBN 13 : 1441136738
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bret Easton Ellis s American Psycho Book Description:

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.

Parallelism of character and concept in American Psycho and Cosmopolis

Parallelism of character and concept in American Psycho and Cosmopolis
Author : Timm Gehrmann
Publisher : GRIN Verlag
Total Pages : 16
Release : 2007-02-19
ISBN 10 : 9783638595117
ISBN 13 : 3638595110
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Parallelism of character and concept in American Psycho and Cosmopolis Book Description:

Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7, University of Wuppertal, course: Issues in American Society - Literary Negotiations, 2 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis and Cosmpolis by Don De Lillo both are stories that depict the decadence of their time, hinting at social, moral and political issues that are of importance in their respective times. In both books New York as the world centre of capitalism serves as a stage for two main characters who are shapen by the enormous amounts of money they have at their disposal. The characters and their interaction with society are the central points in both books. While Don De Lillo’s Cosmopolis deals at a time no clearly defined, which is probably supposed to be the post modern world of the early 2000s, Bret Easton Ellis’ book is set in the booming New York of the 80s where people who work on Wall Street are treated like pop stars and many of them well known as heroes of capitalism (e.g. Warren Buffet and Donald Trump). The book by Bret Easton Ellis takes us into this decadent cocain addicted world, that basically revolves the hunger for parties and sex. The book by Don De Lillo presents a totally different atmosphere. The atmosphere is rather shapen by fear of those that have come too short in the capitalist world and the security needs of those who work on wall street who have by now become anonymous figures, that may only be identified by their stretch limousines. The world of Cosmopolis has become darker and more dangerous; wild parties are no longer celebrated, just as get togethers of business people don’t seem to happen in public, mainly for security reasons. The pace of the world has also changed as computers and video transmit news from all over the world into cars that have become indistinguishable from offices. Yet both books have a lot in common in terms of the topics they deal with and the kinds of characters they portrait. While Cosmopolis only draws a kind of gloomy atmosphere, American Psycho is also one of the funniest books I have ever read and has been turned into a fantastic movie, with which I have compared some of the scenes.

Intimate Violence

Intimate Violence
Author : Laura E. Tanner
Publisher : Indiana University Press
Total Pages : 172
Release : 1994-11-22
ISBN 10 : 0253115973
ISBN 13 : 9780253115973
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intimate Violence Book Description:

"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.

Utopia and Dystopia in the Age of Trump

Utopia and Dystopia in the Age of Trump
Author : Barbara Brodman
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages : 244
Release : 2019-06-04
ISBN 10 : 9781683931683
ISBN 13 : 1683931688
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Utopia and Dystopia in the Age of Trump Book Description:

Utopia and Dystopia in the Age of Trump focuses on utopias and dystopias that either prefigure or suggest alternatives to the rise of individuals such as Donald J. Trump and the changing conditions of America we now see around us. These topical studies provide compelling reading for both the general reader and the specialist.

New York Magazine

New York Magazine
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages : 142
Release : 1990-12-17
ISBN 10 :
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New York Magazine Book Description:

New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

The Changing Face of Evil in Film and Television

The Changing Face of Evil in Film and Television
Author : Martin F. Norden
Publisher : Rodopi
Total Pages : 244
Release : 2007-01
ISBN 10 : 9789042023246
ISBN 13 : 9042023244
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Changing Face of Evil in Film and Television Book Description:

The popular media of film and television surround us daily with images of evil - images that have often gone critically unexamined. In the belief that people in ever-increasing numbers are turning to the media for their understanding of evil, this lively and provocative collection of essays addresses the changing representation of evil in a broad spectrum of films and television programmes. Written in refreshingly accessible and de-jargonised prose, the essays bring to bear a variety of philosophical and critical perspectives on works ranging from the cinema of famed director Alfred Hitchcock and the preternatural horror films Halloween and Friday the 13th to the understated documentary Human Remains and the television coverage of the immediate post-9/11 period. The Changing Face of Evil in Film and Television is for anyone interested in the moving-image representation of that pervasive yet highly misunderstood thing we call evil.ContentsMartin F. NORDEN: Introduction Matthew SOAR: The Bite at the Beginning: Encoding Evil Through Film Title Design Linda BRADLEY SALAMON: Screening Evil in History: Rope, Compulsion, Scarface, Richard III Mike FRANK: The Radical Monism of Alfred Hitchcock Cynthia FREELAND: Natural Evil in the Horror Film: Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds Matt HILLS and Steven Jay SCHNEIDER: ?The Devil Made Me Do It!?: Representing Evil and Disarticulating Mind/Body in the Supernatural Serial Killer Film Thomas HIBBS: Virtue, Vice, and the Harry Potter UniverseRobin R. MEANS COLEMAN and Jasmine Nicole COBB: Training Day and The Shield: Evil Cops and the Taint of Blackness Martin F. NORDEN: The ?Uncanny? Relationship of Disability and Evil in Film and Television Carlo CELLI: Comedy and the Holocaust in Roberto Benigni's Life is Beautiful/La vita e bella Garnet C. BUTCHART:. On the Void: The Fascinating Object of Evil in Human RemainsJohn F. STONE:. The Perfidious President and ?The Beast?: Evil in Oliver Stone's NixonGary R. EDGERTON, William B. HART, and Frances HASSENCAHL: Televising 9/11 and Its Aftermath: The Framing of George W. Bush's Faith-Based Politics of Good and Evil Bibliography Notes on Contributors Index

The Shaken and the Stirred

The Shaken and the Stirred
Author : Stephen Schneider
Publisher : Indiana University Press
Total Pages : 432
Release : 2020-09-01
ISBN 10 : 9780253052322
ISBN 13 : 0253052327
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Shaken and the Stirred Book Description:

Over the past decade, the popularity of cocktails has returned with gusto. Amateur and professional mixologists alike have set about recovering not just the craft of the cocktail, but also its history, philosophy, and culture. The Shaken and the Stirred features essays written by distillers, bartenders and amateur mixologists, as well as scholars, all examining the so-called 'Cocktail Revival' and cocktail culture. Why has the cocktail returned with such force? Why has the cocktail always acted as a cultural indicator of class, race, sexuality and politics in both the real and the fictional world? Why has the cocktail revival produced a host of professional organizations, blogs, and conferences devoted to examining and reviving both the drinks and habits of these earlier cultures?

Mythologies of Violence in Postmodern Media

Mythologies of Violence in Postmodern Media
Author : Barry Keith Grant
Publisher : Wayne State University Press
Total Pages : 453
Release : 1999
ISBN 10 : 0814327427
ISBN 13 : 9780814327425
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mythologies of Violence in Postmodern Media Book Description:

This anthology examines a number of issues related to violence within the media landscape.