You Do Not Talk About Fight Club: I Am Jack's Completely Unauthorized Essay Collection

You Do Not Talk About Fight Club: I Am Jack's Completely Unauthorized Essay Collection

by Read Mercer Schuchardt, Chuck Palahniuk

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781941631614
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Publication date: 01/06/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 216
File size: 462 KB

About the Author

Read Mercer Schuchardt is an assistant professor of communication arts at Marymount Manhattan College. He is the cofounder of Cleave: The Counter Agency, the cofounder and publisher of Metaphilm, and a contributing editor for The New Pantagruel. He is the author of The Disappearance of Women: Technology, Pornography, and the Obsolescence of Gender and Metaphilm: Seers of the Silver Screen. His writing has appeared in numerous publications, including Chicago TribuneUtne Reader, and The Washington Times. He lives in Jersey City, New Jersey. Chuck Palahniuk is The New York Times-bestselling author of Choke and Fight Club. He lives in Vancouver, Washington.

Table of Contents


Introduction: Chuck Palahniuk, Existentialist Paramedic   Read Mercer Schuchardt     1
Foreword: The Fringe Is the Future   Chuck Palahniuk     7
The Fiction of Self-Destruction   Jesse Kavadlo     13
Poverty and Anarchy in Fight Club   Christopher N. Chandler   Philip Tallon     35
Soap and Anarchy   James Corbett     53
Tyler Durden, Boss Playa   Ned Vizzini     63
The Salvation Myth   Christian McKinney     65
I Am Jack's Happy Ending: Fight Club and Tolkien's Eucatastrophe   David McNutt     85
Blowing the Skyline of the Mind   Victor M. Rodriguez     107
Fight Club: The Movie Reveals Secrets of Janus Mind Control Programming   Uri Dowbenko     109
Rebel Consumer   E.J. Park     117
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Jackass   Kirsten Stirling     119
The Return of Hobbes   Galvin P. Chow     133
The Club That Dare Not Speak Its Name   Vox Day     143
Tyler Durden Is a M*therf#cker   Chris Landis     151
A Copy of a Copy of a Copy   Read Mercer Schuchardt     157
Slugging Nothing   BarryVacker     175
A Brief History of ChuckPalahniuk.net   Dennis Widmyer     207

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