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: 3462036998
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Release: 2006-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: de

Explanation of the Book:

Patrick Bateman sieht gut aus, ist gut erzogen und intelligent. Tagsüber sitzt er in seinem Büro in der Wall Street und vergrößert seinen Reichtum. Seine Nächte hingegen verbringt er auf unfaßbare Weise. Er ist ein Serienmörder und lebt seinen ganz eigenen amerikanischen Traum.

American Psycho

American Psycho
Author: Bret Easton Ellis
Pages: 526
ISBN: 226403937X
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Release: 2007-03-01
Editor: 10/18
Language: fr

Explanation of the Book:

" Je suis créatif, je suis jeune, [...] extrêmement motivé et extrêmement performant. Autrement dit, je suis foncièrement indispensable a la société ". Avec son sourire carnassier et ses costumes chics, Patrick Bateman correspond au profil type du jeune Yuppie des années Trump. Comme ses associés de la Chemical Bank, il est d'une ambition sans scrupules. Comme ses amis, de il rythme ses soirées-cocktails pauses cocaïne. À la seule différence que Patrick Bateman viole torture et tue. La nuit, il dévoile sa double personnalité en agressant de simples passants, des clochards, voire un ami. Mais il ne ressent jamais rien. Juste une légère contrariété lorsque ses scénarios ne se déroulent pas exactement comme prévu...

American Psycho

American Psycho
Author: John Langan,Bret Easton Ellis
Pages: 416
ISBN: 1613470193
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Release: 2013-01-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

First ever hardcover edition of the classic horror novel.

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 Spanish Edition

American Psycho  Spanish Edition
Author: Bret Easton Ellis
Pages: 432
ISBN: 6073191294
Available:
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.

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: 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.

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.

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: 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: Bret Easton Ellis
Pages: 522
ISBN: 8806174045
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Release: 2005
Editor: Unknown
Language: it

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Myself is fabricated an aberration

 Myself is fabricated  an aberration
Author: Reinhard Goebels
Pages: 17
ISBN: 9783638018012
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Release: 2008-03-05
Editor: GRIN Verlag
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Mannheim, course: Neorealism, 9 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: This paper deals with the novel American Psycho by the American author Bret Easton Ellis and his place amongst other writers of the “blank generation”. The term “blank generation fiction” will be defined by citing those literary critics who extensively examined this trend, namely Elizabeth Young, Graham Caveney and James Annesley. Based on their work it will be shown how violence in blank generation fiction has not to be taken literally but can adopt symbolic meaning. Furthermore we shall see in an anlysis of American Psycho how this symbolic meaning develops in this novel in direct relation to the vast consumerism and the hyperreal quality of life in the 1980s. It will be closely examined how the seemingly unmotivated murderous behaviour of the novel ́s main protagonist can be interpreted as a direct, logical, if exaggerated result of mass culture and the principles of the free market. Finally it will be examined how Ellis integrates chapters written in the style of music journalism into his novel to stress both the fragmentation of the main protagonist ́s mind by the media and the perversity of the consumer who can easily switch from witnessing an act of extreme violence to unworriedly reflecting on something like music, another mass cultural phenomenon.

American Psycho The Musical Songbook

American Psycho  The Musical Songbook
Author: Anonim
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9781495073625
Available:
Release: 2016-07-01
Editor: Hal Leonard Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

(Vocal Selections). 15 piano/vocal arrangements from the 2016 Broadway musical, adapted from the controversial 1991 novel of the same name. Music and lyrics were penned by pop artist Duncan Sheik (of "Barely Breathing" fame). Songs include: At the End of an Island * Cards * Everybody Wants to Rule the World * A Girl Before * I Am Back * If We Get Married * In the Air Tonight * Killing Time * Killing Time 2.0 * Mistletoe Alert * Nice Thought * Not a Common Man * Selling Out (Fischer King Remix) * This Is Not an Exit * You Are What You Wear.

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.

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

Violence and Consumerism in Bret Easton Ellis s American Psycho and Chuck Palahniuk s Fight Club

Violence and Consumerism in Bret Easton Ellis   s  American Psycho  and Chuck Palahniuk   s  Fight Club
Author: Michael Frank
Pages: 47
ISBN: 9783640466887
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Release: 2009-11-08
Editor: GRIN Verlag
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Examination Thesis from the year 2009 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,5, University of Heidelberg, language: English, abstract: "Art has always reflected society. [...] Fight Club examines violence and the roots of frustration that are causing people to reach out for such radical solutions. And that's exactly the sort of discussion we should be having about our culture. Because a culture that doesn't examine its violence is a culture in denial, which is much more dangerous." This assessment of Fight Club by Edward Norton, who plays the narrator in the novel’s movie adaptation, explains the reasoning behind this thesis, which examines the basic principles of today’s consumer culture, its connection to aggression and violence, and the way these topics are presented in two contemporary novels: Bret Easton Ellis’s American Psycho and Chuck Palahniuk’s Fight Club. In these books, the respective protagonists face similar deadlocks connected to life in the consumerist world of the 1980s and 1990s. Despite, evidently, having everything a person could ask for, both main characters’ lives remain unfulfilled, leaving them frustrated and dissatisfied. As it turns out, acts of violence become the only thing that lets them get away from the boredom of their daily routine and gives them a sense of satisfaction.

American Psycho and Social Criticism Illusion or Reality

American Psycho and Social Criticism  Illusion or Reality
Author: Lena Groß
Pages: 11
ISBN: 9783656600947
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Release: 2014-02-24
Editor: GRIN Verlag
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Seminar paper from the year 2013 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 1,0, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, language: English, abstract: The filming of Bret Easton Ellis’ bestseller novel American Psycho caused a major scandal after its publication in 2000 (Lee Brien). It covers the story of the serial killer Patrick Bateman, who enjoys a good reputation everywhere in Manhattan. Bateman is a young, athletic, handsome, successful, and stereotypical 1980s yuppie, who you are able to see in magazines, journals, advertising for Calvin Klein or Hugo Boss, and on Wall Street. On the other hand, he murders, rapes, tortures, mutilates, and cannibalizes his victims, but his cruel acts remain undetected. At first sight, Patrick’s behavior seems very irritating because he neither provides the audience with any reasons for his murders, nor with any psychological insight into his character to justify his actions. Taking a closer look, his behavior and violence are an expression of the materialistic, superficial nature of the American society to which Bateman wants to belong “and into which his sickness and inhumanity do actually ‘fit’” (Horsley 222). Although a lot of Bateman’s brutal actions are shown, at the end of the movie the audience comes to question if all these murders really happened because some inconsistencies in his story become apparent e.g. Bateman outlines the murder of a man, who at this point was not even in town. Therefore, the question is raised as to whether the murders are real or just a product of Bateman’s imagination, and if they are real, is the society so over the top that not even the crime matters and he is able to escape unpunished? In this paper, this question and especially what the murders are about to express either way will be analyzed in view of social criticism. Therefore, first of all, American society in the 1980s will be outlined to help the reader better understand the contemporary historical background to which the movie refers. Subsequently, the amoral materialism in American consumer society pictured in American Psycho will be described to clarify the social circumstances Bateman lives in. Accordingly, Bateman’s cruel actions will be analyzed and its truth content will be discussed to later on conclude that this kind of society is not able to fulfill his life and by the help of violence Bateman wants to escape the conformity of America’s superficial society.