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Chuck Palahniuk, Parodist : Postmodern Irony in Six Transgressive Novels (Paperback) (David McCracken)

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Chuck Palahniuk, America's premier transgressive novelist, enjoys a tremendous readership. Yet he has not necessarily been embraced by critics or academics. His prose is considered vulgar by some, but his body of work addresses a core motivation of 21st-century life: individual self-empowerment. Palahniuk writes about what it means to be on the outside looking in, revising familiar narratives for a contemporary audience to get at the heart of the human condition--everyone wants a chance to win his or her fair share, no matter the cost. In Haunted, Snuff, Pygmy, Tell-All, Damned and Invisible Monsters Remix, he confronts marginalization and disenfranchisement through parodies of various works--The Decameron, The Inferno, Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret, The Elephant Man--as well as Hollywood history, 1970s karate films and the ****** industry. This comprehensive study of six novels refutes criticism that Palahniuk's goals are to shock and sensationalize.
Number of Pages: 220
Genre: Literary Criticism
Sub-Genre: American / General
Format: Paperback
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Author: David McCracken
Language: English
Street Date: July 12, 2016
TCIN: 51280698
UPC: 9780786479290
Item Number (DPCI): 248-18-6566
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