American Psycho

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 ...

Author: Bret Easton Ellis

Publisher: LITERATURA RANDOM HOUSE

ISBN: 8439737300

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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La novela más infame de Bret Easton Ellis: un clásico contemporáneo que se ha convertido en símbolo de una generación. «La vida era como un lienzo en blanco, un cliché, un culebrón. Me sentía letal, al borde de la histeria. Mis ansias nocturnas de sangre inundaban también mis días y tuve que dejar la ciudad. Mi máscara de cordura amenazaba con desaparecer. Para mí era la estación más dura y necesitaba vacaciones.» 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. Críticas: «American Psycho sigue siendo la exégesis literaria más indispensable y salvaje sobre la sociedad que hemos construido.» Irvine Welsh «American Psycho era y es y será una obra maestra de la literatura estadounidense del siglo XX [...] símbolo y metáfora y síntoma y paradigma [...] Con prosa y dicción que se las arregla para fundir lo mejor Ernest Hemingway y Joan Didion y HAL 9000.» Rodrigo Fresán «Un libro fundamental.» Fay Weldon, The Washington Post «Esto es seguro: esta novela se adelantó a su tiempo.» Dwight Garner, The New York Times «Seria, inteligente y rompedoramente efectiva [...] Es un retrato tremendamente coherente de una sociedad mortalmente adicta al aburrimiento, debería ser juzgada dentro de los más altos estándares.» Sunday Times «American Psycho es hilarante. Además de una pesadilla repulsiva, Patrick Bateman es una creación cómica de primer orden.» Sam Jordison, The Guardian «Hoy en día, American Psycho es una obra canónica de sátira social [...] la única y más condenatoria crítica de las consecuencias culturales del capitalismo contemporáneo» John Pa Rollert, Chicago Booth Review «Que los contenidos del libro son escandalosos es completamente indiscutible, pero de la misma manera que La hoguera de las vanidades expuso la corrupción y la avaricia resultantes de las políticas de los años ochenta y sus altos niveles de vida, American Psycho examina las preocupaciones irracionales de los pijos de los noventa.» Time Out «Un libro que abrasó a críticos, censores y lectores en general y que finalmente se convirtió en uno de los grandes clásicos de culto de la era moderna [...] Años después de su original y controvertida publicación, el poder del libro para escandalizar y repeler puede haber disminuido, pero su posición en el canon moderno está asegurada.» Literary Hub «El modelo de una generación de autores.» Le Monde

American Psycho

Author: Bret Easton Ellis

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ISBN: 9783462036992

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Page: 548

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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

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.

Author: Bret Easton Ellis

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ISBN: 9780307278630

Category: Fiction

Page: 399

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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

Ensure a strong national defense, prevent the spread of communism in Central America, work for a Middle East peace settlement, prevent U.S. military ... We have to “Good,” I say, biting lightly at her neck, one of AMERICAN PSYCHO 15.

Author: Bret Easton Ellis

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307756432

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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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.


Bret Easton Ellis s American Psycho

This is part of a new series of guides to contemporary novels.

Author: Julian Murphet

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826452450

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 95

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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.

Un American Psycho

Al LaValley's Focus on Hitchcock (1972) and James Naremore's Filmguide to Psycho (1973), among others (not to mention the ultimate auteurist document, Hitchcock/Truffaut, which first appeared in English translation in 1968); these years ...

Author: Chris Dumas

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1841505544

Category: Art

Page: 240

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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.


Parallelism of character and concept in American Psycho and Cosmopolis

I Introduction 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.

Author: Timm Gehrmann

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638595110

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 16

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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

PSYCHO. AND. THE. AMERICAN. PSYCHE. READING. THE. FORBIDDEN. TEXT. The appearance of the body in "Tralala" suggests a ... Bret Easton Ellis's controversial novel American Psycho investigates the impact of a capitalist mentality on ...

Author: Laura E. Tanner

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253115973

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 172

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"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

Easton Ellis, American Psycho, 3 (my italics). 11. Easton Ellis, American Psycho, 3–4. 12. Peter Sloterdijk, The World Interior of Capital, trans. Wieland Hoban (Cambridge: Polity, 2013), 120. 13. Julian Murphet, Bret Easton Ellis' ...

Author: Barbara Brodman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1683931688

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

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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

Not expecting a question about American Psycho, he took her call—and Paramount released a statement endorsing S&S's decision. With the news breaking, Snyder tracked Urban down at lunch at Palio to tell her the word was out.

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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 Titles for American Psycho I would now like to contrast the titles for Psycho and Se7en, and the milieu that produced them, with a rather different take on the notion of evil. American Psycho (2000) is based on the notorious Bret ...

Author: Martin F. Norden

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042023244

Category: Computers

Page: 244

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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

46. Asimov, “A Humble Old Label Ices Its Rivals.” 47. Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho (New York: Vintage, 1991), 336. 48. Ellis, American Psycho, 336–37. 49. Ellis, American Psycho, 337. 50. Ellis, American Psycho, 26–28. 51.

Author: Stephen Schneider

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253052327

Category: Cooking

Page: 432

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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?

American Psycho

American Psycho a fost ecranizat în anul 2000, cu Christian Bale și Willem Dafoe în rolurile principale.

Author: Ellis Bret Easton

Publisher: Elefant Online

ISBN: 9734648640

Category: Fiction

Page: 502

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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.

Mythologies of Violence in Postmodern Media

in American Psycho . At one point he casually remarks that he has a .357 magnum barely concealed beneath his Giorgio Armani overcoat ; at another , that he has “ a knife with a serrated blade in the pocket of his Valentino jacket . ” !!

Author: Barry Keith Grant

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814327425

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 453

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

Women Make Horror

Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho (1991; repr., London: Picador, 2000). 2. Thomas Heise, “American Psycho: Neoliberal Fantasies and the Death of Downtown,” Arizona Quarterly 67, no. 1 (Spring 2011): 139. See also Justine Ettler, ...

Author: Alison Peirse

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 1978805136

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 234

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“But women were never out there making horror films, that’s why they are not written about – you can’t include what doesn’t exist.” “There are really, very few women horror filmmakers working today, that’s why so few are coming up.” “Women are just not that interested in making horror films.” “How can you be a woman and be a fan of horror?” This is what you get when you are a woman working in horror, whether as a writer, academic, festival programmer or filmmaker. These assumptions are based on decades of flawed scholarly, critical and industrial thinking about the genre. Women Make Horror sets right these misconceptions. Women have always been making horror, they have always been an audience for the genre, and today, as this book reveals, women academics, critics and filmmakers alike remain committed to a film genre that offers almost unlimited opportunities for exploring and deconstructing social and cultural constructions of gender, femininity, sexuality and the body. Women Make Horror is the first book-length study of women filmmakers in horror film, the first all-women edited book on horror film, and the first book to call out the male-bias in written histories of horror and then to illuminate precisely how, and where, these histories are lacking. It re-evaluates existing literature on the history of horror film, on women practitioners in the film industry and approaches to undertaking film industries research. It establishes new approaches for studying women practitioners and illuminates their unexamined contribution to the formation and evolution of the horror genre. The book focuses on women directors and screenwriters but also acknowledges the importance of women producers, editors and cinematographers. It explores narrative and experimental cinema, short, anthology and feature-filmmaking, and offers case studies of North American, Latin American, European, East Asian and Australian filmmakers, films and festivals. Women Make Horror is designed to not only engage and inspire dialogue between the academy, filmmakers, industry gatekeepers, festival programmers and horror film fans. With this book we can transform how we think about women filmmakers and genre.