American Psycho

American Psycho
Author: Bret Easton Ellis
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2014-12-15
ISBN 10: 1447277716
ISBN 13: 9781447277712
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Psycho Book Review:

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
Publsiher: Picador
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2007-01-01
ISBN 10: 1743038763
ISBN 13: 9781743038765
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Psycho Book Review:

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
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2010-06-09
ISBN 10: 0307756432
ISBN 13: 9780307756435
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Psycho Book Review:

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: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Publsiher: Samuel French, Incorporated
Total Pages: 101
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 9780573707230
ISBN 13: 0573707235
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Psycho Book Review:

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
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780330448017
ISBN 13: 0330448013
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Psycho Book Review:

Patrick Bateman is twenty-six and works on Wall Street; he is handsome, sophisticated, charming and intelligent. He is also a psychopath. Taking us to a head-on collision with America’s greatest dream – and its worst nightmare – American Psycho is a bleak, bitter, black comedy about a world we all recognize but do not wish to confront. ‘Serious, clever and shatteringly effective’ Sunday Times ‘American Psycho is a beautifully controlled, careful, important novel . . . The novelist’s function is to keep a running tag on the progress of the culture; and he’s done it brilliantly . . . A seminal book’ Fay Weldon, Washington Post ‘For its savagely coherent picture of a society lethally addicted to blandness, it should be judged by the highest standards’ John Walsh, Sunday Times ‘That the book’s contents are shocking is downright undeniable, but just as Bonfire of the Vanities exposed the corruption and greed engendered in eighties politics and high living, American Psycho examines the mindless preoccupations of the nineties preppy generation’ Time Out

American Psycho

American Psycho
Author: Frederic P. Miller,Agnes F. Vandome,John McBrewster
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2010-07-30
ISBN 10: 9786131832093
ISBN 13: 6131832099
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Psycho Book Review:

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.

Un American Psycho

Un American Psycho
Author: Chris Dumas
Publsiher: Intellect Books
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 1841505544
ISBN 13: 9781841505541
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Un American Psycho Book Review:

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: Caleb Boatright
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 98
Release: 2020-04-12
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: 9798636117223
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Psycho Book Review:

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 and Social Criticism Illusion or Reality

American Psycho and Social Criticism  Illusion or Reality
Author: Lena Groß
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 11
Release: 2014-02-24
ISBN 10: 3656600945
ISBN 13: 9783656600947
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Psycho and Social Criticism Illusion or Reality Book Review:

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.

The American Nightmare

The American Nightmare
Author: Tyler Crawford
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 34
Release: 2016
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:960944684
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Nightmare Book Review:

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.

American Psycho The Musical Songbook

American Psycho  The Musical Songbook
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2016-07-01
ISBN 10: 1495073629
ISBN 13: 9781495073625
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Psycho The Musical Songbook Book Review:

(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

Bret Easton Ellis
Author: Naomi Mandel
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2011-01-20
ISBN 10: 0826435629
ISBN 13: 9780826435620
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bret Easton Ellis Book Review:

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

Violence In American Psycho Forms And Function

Violence In American Psycho  Forms And Function
Author: Till Neuhaus
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 23
Release: 2020-07-24
ISBN 10: 3346212505
ISBN 13: 9783346212504
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Violence In American Psycho Forms And Function Book Review:

Seminar paper from the year 2015 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7, Bielefeld University (Linguistik und Literaturwissenschaft), language: English, abstract: Why was there such a public outcry about American Psycho? To add further dimensions to this question, this paper will try to provide a deeper insight on the functions of violence in American Psycho. To pursue that goal, this paper follows a certain structure: After providing background information on the author, historical context and also the creational process of the book itself, violence as portrayed in American Psycho will be analyzed. Therefore, a theoretical framework, which ascribes specific functions to certain forms of violence, will be created. In a second step, the forms of violence as presented in American Psycho will be discussed and classified on the basis of the previously constructed framework. After having found, named and classified distinct features of violence and their functions in the novel, it will be investigated to what extent the horror Bret Easton Ellis has created differs from traditional illustrations of violence and horror. The overarching question of this segment will be: What did Bret Easton Ellis do differently which would explain the audience’s intensive feeling of horror? The introductory hypothesis is that American Psycho was able to use violence on various levels and with multiple functions. Violence is not solely used to assign certain character traits to the protagonist and the society he lives in but also serves as vehicle to overcome the protagonist’s problems, namely anonymity of the cold-hearted world presented in the novel. Furthermore, violence also serves as a symbol for a constant and omnipresent threat, which creates the feeling of horror. Additionally, violence is also used as a provocation while simultaneously hinting at the absence of ethics, which then again turns out to be social criticism of the protagonist’s world. In addition to this, the horror Bret Easton Ellis creates unites well-known concepts, brands, locations, etc. and combines those with an, until then, unknown feature, namely irrational and thereby uncontrollable violence. This creates a feeling of realism which, together with the absences of ethics, moral judgment and rationality, leaves the reader behind in a more vulnerable state than solely explicit violence in a surreal setting. This hypothesis will be taken up by the end of the paper and will then be verified, falsified or further modified.

Imperial Bedrooms

Imperial Bedrooms
Author: Bret Easton Ellis
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2010-06-15
ISBN 10: 0307593630
ISBN 13: 9780307593634
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imperial Bedrooms Book Review:

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: Bret Easton Ellis
Publsiher: Picador
Total Pages: 399
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780330485425
ISBN 13: 0330485423
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Psycho Book Review:

Patrick Bateman is 26. He works on Wall Street. He is charming, handsome, rich, successful... and one of the most vicious killers in history. This book about him has now been made into a film. Starring Christian Bale as Bateman, it includes a stellar cast of Hollywood actors.

White

White
Author: Bret Easton Ellis
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-04-16
ISBN 10: 0525656316
ISBN 13: 9780525656319
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

White Book Review:

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

AGNOTOLOGY

AGNOTOLOGY
Author: American Psycho Association,Ignatius J. Reilly III,Agnes Moorehead,Ian Tinny
Publsiher: No Pledge Publishing
Total Pages: 457
Release: 2021
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

AGNOTOLOGY Book Review:

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.

Satire and Sympathy in American Psycho

Satire and Sympathy in American Psycho
Author: Alaina Simon
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2012
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1136490716
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Satire and Sympathy in American Psycho Book Review:

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.

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

Elites in  The Great Gatsby  and  American Psycho   A Comparison of the Illustration of Elites
Author: Till Neuhaus
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 28
Release: 2019-05-13
ISBN 10: 3668937524
ISBN 13: 9783668937529
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

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 will pick up the hypothesis from the beginning and on the basis of that, new questions for further research will be raised. Media and artists had and still have enhanced interest in the life and doings of elites. The reasons for that might be diverse and range from pure voyeurism to complex social criticism. Nonetheless, elites occupy artists’ minds ever since and the list of authors who incorporated elites into their plays, stories or novels is long and prestigious. Even until today, the concept of elites has an undeniable impact on both, society and art.

The Rules of Attraction

The Rules of Attraction
Author: Bret Easton Ellis
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-06-09
ISBN 10: 0307756459
ISBN 13: 9780307756459
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rules of Attraction Book Review:

From the bestselling author or Less Than Zero and American Psycho, The Rules of Attraction is a startlingly funny, kaleidoscopic novel about three students at a small, affluent liberal-arts college in New England with no plans for the future--or even the present--who become entangled in a curious romantic triangle. Bret Easton Ellis trains his incisive gaze on the kids at self-consciously bohemian Camden College and treats their sexual posturings and agonies with a mixture of acrid hilarity and compassion while exposing the moral vacuum at the center of their lives. Lauren changes boyfriends every time she changes majors and still pines for Victor who split for Europe months ago and she might or might not be writing anonymous love letter to ambivalent, hard-drinking Sean, a hopeless romantic who only has eyes for Lauren, even if he ends up in bed with half the campus, and Paul, Lauren's ex, forthrightly bisexual and whose passion masks a shrewd pragmatism. They waste time getting wasted, race from Thirsty Thursday Happy Hours to Dressed To Get Screwed parties to drinks at The Edge of the World or The Graveyard. The Rules of Attraction is a poignant, hilarious take on the death of romance. The basis for the major motion picture starring James Van Der Beek, Shannyn Sossamon, Jessica Biel, and Kate Bosworth.