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

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307756435

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.

American Psycho

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. American Psycho is a psychological thriller and satirical novel by Bret Easton Ellis, published in 1991.

Author: Frederic P. Miller

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ISBN: 9786131832093

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 156

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. American Psycho is a psychological thriller and satirical novel by Bret Easton Ellis, published in 1991. The story is told in the first person by fictitious serial killer and Manhattan businessman Patrick Bateman. The graphic violence and sexual content generated much controversy before and since publication. Nearly twenty years on, Ellis's work has recently been described as one of the key novels of the last century. A film adaptation starring Christian Bale was released in 2000 to generally favorable reviews. Set in Manhattan and beginning on April Fools' Day 1989, American Psycho spans roughly three years in the life of wealthy young investment banker Patrick Bateman. Bateman, 26 years old when the story begins, narrates his everyday activities, from his daily life among the upper-class elite of New York to his forays into murder by nightfall.

American Psycho

This is a biting, wry comedy examining the elements that make a man a monster.

Author: Caleb Boatright

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Page: 98

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In New York City in 1987, a handsome, young urban professional, Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale), lives a second life as a gruesome serial killer by night. The cast is filled by the detective (Willem Dafoe), the fiance (Reese Witherspoon), the mistress (Samantha Mathis), the coworker (Jared Leto), and the secretary (Chlo Sevigny). This is a biting, wry comedy examining the elements that make a man a monster.

American Psycho

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.

Author: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

Publisher: Samuel French, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780573707230

Category: Musicals

Page: 101

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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...

Un American Psycho

Like American Psycho, it is recursive at every level; there is no solid surface to
step down to. In this way American Psycho teaches you to read, just as Body
Double teaches you to watch: rhetorically, Ellis sets two traps for the reader and
waits ...

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.

Bret Easton Ellis s American Psycho

THE POLITICS OF AMERICAN PSYCHO What is not a fiction is the fundamental
social reality that Bateman represents in the work, which it was Bret Easton Ellis'
purpose to highlight and satirize in American Psycho. However 'illusory' ...

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.

The American Nightmare

I argue that the main consequence of the practice of blind belief in the endurance and reliability of material signifiers for the protagonists of these works, Patrick Bateman and Jim White respectively, is the sacrifice of their identity to ...

Author: Tyler Crawford

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: American psycho (Motion picture)

Page: 34

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The renowned French philosopher and cultural critic Jean Baudrillard, in his 1981 treatise Simulacra and Simulation, creates and defines the term “hyperreality” as “the generation by models of a real without origin or reality.” Utilizing this definition, this thesis analyzes the text and film versions of Bret Easton Ellis’s controversial postmodern classic, American Psycho, in conjunction with the anti-“Disneyfication” independent film, Escape from Tomorrow, as complex examples in fiction of the excess and ultimate consequences of American materialism that has developed since the 1991 publication of Ellis’s novel about the over-indulgent “yuppie” culture of the 1980’s. I argue that the main consequence of the practice of blind belief in the endurance and reliability of material signifiers for the protagonists of these works, Patrick Bateman and Jim White respectively, is the sacrifice of their identity to the machine of homogenized corporate capitalism.

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. In both
 ...

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 ... Bret Easton Ellis's controversial novel
American Psycho investigates the impact of a capitalist mentality on conceptions
of ...

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.

Satire and Sympathy in American Psycho

American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis was originally dismissed as flippant and distasteful because critics focused on the novel's excessive violence, misogyny, and shallow characters.

Author: Alaina Simon

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: American literature

Page: 36

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American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis was originally dismissed as flippant and distasteful because critics focused on the novel's excessive violence, misogyny, and shallow characters. The book remains controversial to this day, though later critics have shed light on the novel as a satirical representation of Wall Street in the late 1980s. In this thesis, I explore the ways in which Ellis satirizes Patrick Bateman and his society through dialogue, physical behavior, and relationships with each other. I argue that Patrick is essentially a victim of the possessive, technologically obsessed, patriarchal culture, ignored by others despite his cries for attention. In addition, I analyze specific passages in order to determine whether or not the novel can provoke sympathy for Patrick from the reader. Ultimately, I assert that American Psycho is a satire that attempts to expand traditional boundaries by including sympathy.

American Psycho

" Original songs include: At the End of an Island * Cards * A Girl Before * I Am Back * If We Get Married * Killing Time * Killing Time 2.0 * Mistletoe Alert * Nice Thought * Not a Common Man * Selling Out (Fischer King Remix) * This Is Not ...

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ISBN: 9781495069420

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Page: 112

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(Vocal Selections). 15 piano/vocal arrangements from the 2016 Broadway musical, adapted from the controversial 1991 novel of the same name. Original music and lyrics were penned by Duncan Sheik (of "Barely Breathing" fame) and it also includes the pop hits "In the Air Tonight" and "Everybody Wants to Rule the World." Original songs include: At the End of an Island * Cards * A Girl Before * I Am Back * If We Get Married * 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.

AGNOTOLOGY

This book treats examples from the realms of economic illiteracy, history, global climate change, militarism, environmental denialism, archaeology and anarchaeology, racial ignorance, and more.

Author: American Psycho Association

Publisher: No Pledge Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 457

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Agnotology is the study of ignorance. This expose' unleashes a new attack on traditional questions about "how we know" to ask: Why don't we know what we don't know?! Agnotology (formerly agnatology) shows that ignorance is often more than just a lack of knowledge; it can also be the deliberate manufactured outcome of political and cultural struggles. What keeps ignorance alive, or allows it to be used as a political weapon of mass destruction? Ignorance has a history and a political geography, but there are also things people don't want you to know ("Ignorance is bliss" is a common cliché). This book treats examples from the realms of economic illiteracy, history, global climate change, militarism, environmental denialism, archaeology and anarchaeology, racial ignorance, and more. Those who do not study the past are condemned to repeat it. The goal of Agnotologists is to better understand how and why various forms of knowing do not come to be, or have disappeared, or have become invisible.

Violence and Consumerism in 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.

Author: Michael Frank

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640466780

Category:

Page: 52

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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 II

Storyline Rachael Newman has developed an interest for murders after she encountered psychopath Patrick Bateman.

Author: Charlene Kiser

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Page: 94

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Storyline Rachael Newman has developed an interest for murders after she encountered psychopath Patrick Bateman. To further study the subject, she enrolls at the university department for Behavioral and Social Sciences, under the expert leadership of former FBI agent Robert Starkman. Very certain about herself, Rachael has one single goal: to become Starkman's teaching assistant. It's a prestigious job as having that position will almost guarantee employment at the FBI. But becoming her professor's assistant is no easy task to accomplish, as the first trouble arises when secretary Gerty Fleck decides she is too young for it. And Gerty Fleck won't be the only obstacle.

Novels of the Contemporary Extreme

Nou/heres'.*. American. Psycho. and. Violence. 's. Critique. Naomi. Mandel.
BLOOD/RED: CRITICAL ENCOUNTERS OF ... WHO ENTER HERE IS
SCRAWLED IN BLOOD" (3) - American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis's controversial
novel of 1991, ...

Author: Alain-Philippe Durand

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826490889

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 178

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Charts a new international writing phenomenon - 'contemporary extreme literature'.


Elites in The Great Gatsby and American Psycho A Comparison of the Illustration of Elites

The novels, which will be the basis for this comparison, are F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and Bret Easton Ellis ́ American Psycho. The explanation of the literary choices will be delivered in the next section.

Author: Till Neuhaus

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ISBN: 9783668937536

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Page: 36

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Bachelor Thesis from the year 2014 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2.0, Bielefeld University, language: English, abstract: This paper aims at comparing the illustration of elites in two different temporal episodes. The novels, which will be the basis for this comparison, are F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and Bret Easton Ellis ́ American Psycho. The explanation of the literary choices will be delivered in the next section. Both, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Bret Easton Ellis, have created characters larger than life which partly represent the perversion of the upper classes but both also provide literally, symbolically and figuratively different approaches to escape the problems they are facing. May it be Jay Gatsby or Patrick Bateman; they both feel uncomfortable in their respective environments and strive for something their current life cannot provide. Those desires reflect the bygone and contemporary decoupling of the upper classes lives and thereby comment on society as a whole in their respective temporal context. After explaining what makes those novels predestinated for a comparison, New York as a social and cultural concept and its history will be depicted. Considering that both novels take place in New York and the geographical space clearly has an impact on the progression of the plot but also the mindset of the protagonists, New York needs to be understood first, to then derive sense from the novels taking place there. Afterwards, the term elites will be defined and set into context. After having created a working definition of the term elites, the work on the two novels will start with a temporal contextualization of the novel and the authors' lives. After doing so, the actual illustration of the elites will be analyzed. In a second step, the two novels and their depiction of the upper classes will be compared and contrasted. After identifying both, differences but also uniting factors, the conclusion wil

Pierce

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Author: Otis Hubert

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Page: 110

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Wide Ruled Notebook. Size: 6 inches x 9 inches. 55 sheets (110 pages for writing). Pierce & Pierce Mergers And Aquisitions (american Psycho). 158403515017. TAGs: pierce pierce, pierce and pierce, mergers and aquisitions, american psycho, patrick bateman, company, bret easton ellis, christian bale, huey lewis and the news, phil collins, mergers, acquisitions, aquisitions, spelled wrong, business card, business cards, tee shirt, teeshirt

American Psycho The Musical Songbook

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 * ...

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Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1495073629

Category: Music

Page: 112

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(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.

Bret Easton Ellis

Collection of new critical essays on Bret Easton Ellis, focusing on his later novels: American Psycho (1991), Glamorama (1999), and Lunar Park (2005).

Author: Naomi Mandel

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826435629

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 178

View: 196

Collection of new critical essays on Bret Easton Ellis, focusing on his later novels: American Psycho (1991), Glamorama (1999), and Lunar Park (2005).