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New PDF release: Chuck Palahniuk, Parodist: Postmodern Irony in Six

By David McCracken

ISBN-10: 0786479299

ISBN-13: 9780786479290

Chuck Palahniuk, America’s most desirable transgressive novelist, enjoys a big readership. but he has now not inevitably been embraced through critics or lecturers. His prose is taken into account vulgar through a few, yet his physique of labor addresses a center motivation of 21st-century existence: person self-empowerment. Palahniuk writes approximately what it potential to be at the outdoors taking a look in, revising regular narratives for a latest viewers to get on the middle of the human condition—everyone wishes an opportunity to win his or her justifiable share, irrespective of the cost.
In Haunted, Snuff, Pygmy, Tell-All, Damned and Invisible Monsters Remix, he confronts marginalization and disenfranchisement via parodies of assorted works—The Decameron, The Inferno, Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, The Elephant Man—as good as Hollywood heritage, Nineteen Seventies karate motion pictures and the porn undefined. This finished research of six novels refutes feedback that Palahniuk’s targets are to surprise and sensationalize.

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