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You Do Not Talk about Fight Club

I Am Jack's Completely Unauthorized Essay Collection (Smart Pop)

Read Mercer Schuchardt (Editor), Chuck Palahniuk (Foreword by)

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Pervasive and multidisciplinary, this insightful exploration discusses how and why this seminal work developed, and continues to grow, such a cult following. When Fight Club punched its way onto the scene a decade ago, it provided an unprecedented glimpse into the American male's psyche and rapidly turned into a euphemism for a variety of things that should be "just understood" and not otherwise acknowledged. Key to its success is the variety of lenses through which the story can be interpreted; is it a story of male anxiety in a metrosexual world, of ritual religion in a secular age, of escape from totalitarian capitalism, or the spiritual malaise induced by technologically-oriented society? Writers, conspiracy theorists, and philosophers are among those ready to talk about Fight Club's ability to be all these and more.

Benbella Books, 9781933771526, 216pp.

Publication Date: August 11, 2008