American Psycho

American Psycho
Author: Bret Easton Ellis
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781447277712
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Release: 2014-12-15
Editor: Pan Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A cult classic, adapted into a film starring Christian Bale. Is evil something you are? Or is it something you do? Patrick Bateman has it all: good looks, youth, charm, a job on Wall Street, reservations at every new restaurant in town and a line of girls around the block. He is also a psychopath. A man addicted to his superficial, perfect life, he pulls us into a dark underworld where the American Dream becomes a nightmare . . . With an introduction by Irvine Welsh, Bret Easton Ellis's American Psycho is one of the most controversial and talked-about novels of all time. A multi-million-copy bestseller hailed as a modern classic, it is a violent black comedy about the darkest side of human nature.

American Psycho

American Psycho
Author: Bret Easton Ellis
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781743038765
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Release: 2007-01-01
Editor: Picador
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Is evil something you are? Or is it something you do? Patrick Bateman has it all: good looks, youth, charm, a job on Wall Street, reservations at every new restaurant in town and a line of girls around the block. He is also a psychopath. A man addicted to his superficial, perfect life, he pulls us into a dark underworld where the American Dream becomes a nightmare . . . American Psycho is one of the most controversial and talked-about novels of all time. A multimillion-copy bestseller hailed as a modern classic, it is a violent black comedy about the darkest side of human nature.

American psycho

American psycho
Author: Bret Easton Ellis
Pages: 399
ISBN: 0307278638
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Release: 2006
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In a black satire of the eighties, a decade of naked greed and unparalleled callousness, a successful Wall Street yuppie cannot get enough of anything, including murder. Now a major motion picture from Lion's Gate Films, released Spring 2000, starring Christian Bale (Metroland), Chloe Sevigny (The Last Days of Disco), Jared Leto (My So Called Life), and Reese Witherspoon (Cruel Intentions), and directed by Mary Harron (I Shot Andy Warhol). In American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis imaginatively 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.

American Psycho

American Psycho
Author: Bret Easton Ellis
Pages: 548
ISBN: 346202261X
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Release: 1993
Editor: Kiepenheuer & Witsch GmbH & Company KG, Verlag
Language: de

Explanation of the Book:

Een seriemoordenaar vertelt gedetailleerd over de moorden die hij pleegt en over zijn leven.

Bret Easton Ellis s American Psycho

Bret Easton Ellis s American Psycho
Author: Julian Murphet
Pages: 95
ISBN: 9780826452450
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Release: 2002-01-11
Editor: A&C Black
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

American psycho

American psycho
Author: Bret Easton Ellis
Pages: 449
ISBN: 2221088999
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Release: 2000
Editor: Robert Laffont
Language: fr

Explanation of the Book:

Patrick Bateman, 26 ans, beau, riche, sophistiqué, est l'un des plus flamboyants golden boys de Wall Street. Par ailleurs, il est psychopathe. La nuit, il dévoile sa double personnalité en agressant de simples passants, des clochards, en tuant des prostituées, voire un ami.

American Psycho Spanish Edition

American Psycho  Spanish Edition
Author: Bret Easton Ellis
Pages: 432
ISBN: 6073191294
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Release: 2020-07-21
Editor: Debolsillo
Language: es

Explanation of the Book:

La novela más infame de Bret Easton Ellis: un clásico contemporáneo que se ha convertido en símbolo de una generación. El sofisticado, inteligente y vanidoso Patrick Bateman trabaja en Wall Street, idolatra al joven magnate Donald Trump, cena en los restaurantes de moda de Nueva York y es capaz de distinguir un traje Armani a cincuenta metros de distancia. También le gusta violar, torturar, asesinar y desmembrar. American Psycho, la novela más polémica de Bret Easton Ellis, se ha convertido en el reflejo más descarnado de la sociedad hipermaterialista de finales de los 80 y en una de las obras maestras de finales del siglo xx. Bret Easton Ellis lanza una crítica corrosiva hacia el egoísmo y la depravación del capitalismo exacerbado: un retrato desolador, irónico y rabiosamente vigente de un mundo al borde del colapso en el que todavía vivimos. La novela más infame de Bret Easton Ellis: un clásico contemporáneo que se ha convertido en símbolo de una generación. «American Psycho sigue siendo la exégesis literaria más indispensable y salvaje sobre la sociedad que hemos construido.» Irvine Welsh. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION The modern classic, the basis of a Broadway musical, and major motion picture from Lion's Gate Films starring Christian Bale, Chloe Sevigny, Jared Leto, and Reese Witherspoon, and directed by Mary Harron. In American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis imaginatively 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.

American Psycho

American Psycho
Author: Bret Easton Ellis
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780307756435
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Release: 2010-06-09
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The modern classic, the basis of a Broadway musical, and major motion picture from Lion's Gate Films starring Christian Bale, Chloe Sevigny, Jared Leto, and Reese Witherspoon, and directed by Mary Harron. In American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis imaginatively 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.

Un American Psycho

Un American Psycho
Author: Chris Dumas
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781841505541
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Release: 2012
Editor: Intellect Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book is moving around two intricately interwoven topics, the history of film studies and the failed scholarly reception (or perhaps just failed reception) of Brian De Palma's films, this book asks troubling, provocative questions not only about what and how De Palma's films mean in the cultural and scholarly imaginary, but about the causal relationship of politics to taste (in this sense it's a much needed updating of Bourdieu's work) and about a certain un-ease at the heart of film studies itself. Further, this book claims to provide an authoritative, onestop guide to the basic facts abo.

American Psycho

American Psycho
Author: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Pages: 101
ISBN: 0573707235
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Release: 2018
Editor: Samuel French, Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Based on the electrifying novel by Bret Easton Ellis, the musical tells the story of Patrick Bateman, a young and handsome Wall Street banker with impeccable taste and unquenchable desires. Patrick and his elite group of friends spend their days in chic restaurants, exclusive clubs, and designer labels. But at night, Patrick takes part in a darker indulgence, and his mask of sanity is starting to slip...

American psycho

American psycho
Author: Anonim
Pages: 584
ISBN: 9734648306
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Release: 2014
Editor: Unknown
Language: ro

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American psycho

American psycho
Author: Bret E. Ellis
Pages: 522
ISBN: 8806219251
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Release: 2014-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: it

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Bret Easton Ellis

Bret Easton Ellis
Author: Naomi Mandel
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781441162144
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Release: 2010-11-18
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This collection of critical essays on the American novelist Bret Easton Ellis examines the novels of his mature period: American Psycho (1991), Glamorama (1999), and Lunar Park (2005). Taking as its starting-point American Psycho's seismic impact on contemporary literature and culture, the volume establishes Ellis' centrality to the scholarship and teaching of contemporary American literature in the U.S. and in Europe. Contributors examine the alchemy of acclaim and disdain that accrues to this controversial writer, provide an overview of growing critical material on Ellis and review the literary and artistic significance of his recent work. Exploring key issues including violence, literature, reality, reading, identity, genre, and gender, the contributors together provide a critical re-evaluation of Ellis, exploring how he has impacted, challenged, and transformed contemporary literature in the U.S. and abroad.

Parallelism of character and concept in American Psycho and Cosmopolis

Parallelism of character and concept in American Psycho and Cosmopolis
Author: Timm Gehrmann
Pages: 16
ISBN: 9783638595117
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Release: 2007-02-19
Editor: GRIN Verlag
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Faustus

Faustus
Author: Rupert Goold,Ben Power
Pages: 85
ISBN: IND:30000122513728
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Release: 2007
Editor: Headlong
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Two universes collide as the controversial world Britart invades Marlowe's famous play.

Intimate Violence

Intimate Violence
Author: Laura E. Tanner
Pages: 172
ISBN: 0253115973
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Release: 1994-11-22
Editor: Indiana University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"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.

American psycho

American psycho
Author: Bret Easton Ellis,Balt Lenders
Pages: 447
ISBN: 9024538343
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Release: 2000
Editor: Unknown
Language: nl

Explanation of the Book:

Om zijn oppervlakkige leven nog enige inhoud te geven komt een jongeman tot steeds gruwelijker daden.

White

White
Author: Bret Easton Ellis
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780525656319
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Release: 2019-04-16
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Own it, snowflakes: you've lost everything you claim to hold dear. White is Bret Easton Ellis's first work of nonfiction. Already the bad boy of American literature, from Less Than Zero to American Psycho, Ellis has also earned the wrath of right-thinking people everywhere with his provocations on social media, and here he escalates his admonishment of received truths as expressed by today's version of "the left." Eschewing convention, he embraces views that will make many in literary and media communities cringe, as he takes aim at the relentless anti-Trump fixation, coastal elites, corporate censorship, Hollywood, identity politics, Generation Wuss, "woke" cultural watchdogs, the obfuscation of ideals once both cherished and clear, and the fugue state of American democracy. In a young century marked by hysterical correctness and obsessive fervency on both sides of an aisle that's taken on the scale of the Grand Canyon, White is a clarion call for freedom of speech and artistic freedom. "The central tension in Ellis's art—or his life, for that matter—is that while [his] aesthetic is the cool reserve of his native California, detachment over ideology, he can't stop generating heat.... He's hard-wired to break furniture."—Karen Heller, The Washington Post "Sweating with rage . . . humming with paranoia."—Anna Leszkiewicz, The Guardian "Snowflakes on both coasts in withdrawal from Rachel Maddow's nightly Kremlinology lesson can purchase a whole book to inspire paroxysms of rage . . . a veritable thirst trap for the easily microaggressed. It's all here. Rants about Trump derangement syndrome; MSNBC; #MeToo; safe spaces."—Bari Weiss, The New York Times

Imperial Bedrooms

Imperial Bedrooms
Author: Bret Easton Ellis
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780307593634
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Release: 2010-06-15
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Bret Easton Ellis delivers a riveting, tour-de-force sequel to Less Than Zero, one of the most singular novels of the last thirty years. Returning to Los Angeles from New York, Clay, now a successful screenwriter, is casting his new movie. Soon he is running with his old circle of friends through L.A.’s seedy side. His ex-girlfriend, Blair, is married to Trent, a bisexual philanderer and influential manager. Then there's Julian, a recovering addict, and Rip, a former dealer. Then when Clay meets a gorgeous young actress who will stop at nothing to be in his movie, his own dark past begins to shine through, and he has no choice but to dive into the recesses of his character and come to terms with his proclivity for betrayal.

American Psycho

American Psycho
Author: Ellis Bret Easton
Pages: 502
ISBN: 9789734648641
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Release: 2016-06-14
Editor: Elefant Online
Language: ro

Explanation of the Book:

Una dintre cele mai controversate cărți apărute în America, roman-cult al anilor ’90, American Psycho a declanșat dispute aprinse. Patrick Bateman, personajul principal al romanului, este un tânăr frumos, educat, inteligent. Ziua lucrează pe Wall Street, sporind averea deja considerabilă a familiei lui, iar noaptea se ocupă cu lucruri care ne înspăimântă pe noi, oamenii normali. Acțiunea este plasată într-o lume (Manhattan) și într-o epocă (anii ’80) în care bogații devin tot mai bogați, iar săracii și nebunii ajung pe străzi cu zecile de mii. Iată de ce Bateman, care este cu adevărat el însuși numai atunci când torturează și ucide, se transformă în profetul unei orori apocaliptice. American Psycho a fost ecranizat în anul 2000, cu Christian Bale și Willem Dafoe în rolurile principale.