Score: 4.5
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Fight Club: A Novel


  • Author: Chuck Palahniuk
  • Release Date : 2005-10-17
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
  • File Size: 1090094 Bytes


The first rule about fight club is you don't talk about fight club.Chuck Palahniuk showed himself to be his generation’s most visionary satirist in this, his first book. Fight Club’s estranged narrator leaves his lackluster job when he comes under the thrall of Tyler Durden, an enigmatic young man who holds secret after-hours boxing matches in the basements of bars. There, two men fight "as long as they have to." This is a gloriously original work that exposes the darkness at the core of our modern world....

Score: 4.5
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Post Office


  • Author: Charles Bukowski
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Literary
  • File Size: 642666 Bytes


"It began as a mistake." By middle age, Henry Chinaski has lost more than twelve years of his life to the U.S. Postal Service. In a world where his three true, bitter pleasures are women, booze, and racetrack betting, he somehow drags his hangover out of bed every dawn to lug waterlogged mailbags up mud-soaked mountains, outsmart vicious guard dogs, and pray to survive the day-to-day trials of sadistic bosses and certifiable coworkers. This classic 1971 novel—the one that catapulted its author to national fame—is the perfect introduction to the grimly hysterical world of legendary writer, poet, and Dirty Old Man Charles Bukowski and his fictional alter ego, Chinaski....

Transgressive

Transgressive


  • Author : Rachel Anne Williams
  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Release Date : 2019-05-21
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781785926488


Transgressive Book Description :

How do I know I am trans? Is trans feminism real feminism? What is there to say about trans women's male privilege? This collection of insightful, pithy and passionately argued think pieces from a trans-feminist perspective explores issues surrounding gender, feminism and philosophy and challenges misconceptions about trans identities. The book confronts contentious debates in gender studies to alleviate ongoing tension between feminism and trans women. Split into six sections, this collection covers wider issues, as well as autobiographical experiences, designed to stimulate the reader and encourage them to actively participate....

Transgressive Corporeality

Transgressive Corporeality


  • Author : Diane Louise Prosser
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 1995-07-01
  • Genre: Religion
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  • ISBN 10 : 079142488X


Transgressive Corporeality Book Description :

This book examines embodiment and poststructuralism as they pertain to theological method....

Transgressive Bodies

Transgressive Bodies


  • Author : Niall Richardson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-02-17
  • Genre: Social Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781317007388


Transgressive Bodies Book Description :

In recent years the body has become one of the most popular areas of study in the arts, social sciences and humanities. Transgressive Bodies offers an examination of a variety of non-normative bodies and how they are represented in film, media and popular culture. Examining the non-normative body in a cultural studies context, this book reconsiders the concept of the transgressive body , establishing its status as a culturally mutable term, arguing that popular cultural representations create the transgressive or freak body and then proceed to either contain its threat or (s)exploit it. Through studies of extreme bodybuilding, obesity, disability and transsexed bodies, it examines the implications of such transgressive bodies for gender politics and ...

Transgressive Imaginations

Transgressive Imaginations


  • Author : M. O'Neill
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2012-05-11
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230369061


Transgressive Imaginations Book Description :

This book focuses upon the breaking of rules and taboos involved in 'doing crime', including violent crime as represented in fictive texts and ethnographic research. It includes chapters on topics of urgent contemporary interest such as asylum seekers, sex work, serial killers, school shooters, crimes of poverty and understandings of 'madness'....

Transgressive Language in Medieval English Drama

Transgressive Language in Medieval English Drama


  • Author : Lynn Forest-Hill
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-05-04
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351764902


Transgressive Language in Medieval English Drama Book Description :

This title was first published in 2000: Insults, abuse, oaths, scatological and bawdy language - these form the subject of Lynn Forest-Hill's study on "bad" language in the late Middle Ages. She demonstrates how, in mediaeval mystery plays and morality plays, dramatists used outrageous language with great sophistication and subtlety to create characterizations and define characters' moral status, to reflect on social conditions, to condemn social evils, and to comment upon sensitive cultural, political and religious topics of the 16th century. The author begins by defining what constitutes sinful or transgressive language in the later mediaeval period, and establishes its moral significance. She then illustrates how the moral significance of language...

Transgressive Fiction

Transgressive Fiction


  • Author : R. Mookerjee
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2013-05-07
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137341082


Transgressive Fiction Book Description :

Often dismissed as sensationalist, transgressive fiction is a sophisticated movement with roots in Menippean satire and the Rabelaisian carnal folk sensibility praised by Bakhtin. This study, the first of its kind, provides a thorough literary background and analysis of key transgressive authors such as Acker, Amis, Carter, Ellis, and Palahniuk....

The Transgressive Iain Banks

The Transgressive Iain Banks


  • Author : Martyn Colebrook
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2013-07-18
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786442256


The Transgressive Iain Banks Book Description :

"This collection of 12 new essays draws together prominent literary experts to explore the importance of Scottish writer Iain (M.) Banks, both his mainstream and science fiction work. The essays are divided into four thematic areas: the Scottish context,the geographies of his writing, the impact of genre, and a combined focus on gender, games and play"--Provided by publisher....

Transgressive Tales

Transgressive Tales


  • Author : Kay Turner
  • Publisher : Wayne State University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-10-15
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780814338100


Transgressive Tales Book Description :

The stories in the Grimm brothers' Kinder- und Hausmärchen (Children's and Household Tales), first published in 1812 and 1815, have come to define academic and popular understandings of the fairy tale genre. Yet over a period of forty years, the brothers, especially Wilhelm, revised, edited, sanitized, and bowdlerized the tales, publishing the seventh and final edition in 1857 with many of the sexual implications removed. However, the contributors in Transgressive Tales: Queering the Grimms demonstrate that the Grimms and other collectors paid less attention to ridding the tales of non-heterosexual implications and that, in fact, the Grimms' tales are rich with queer possibilities. Editors Kay Turner and Pauline Greenhill introduce the volume with a...

Transgressive Transcripts

Transgressive Transcripts


  • Author : Bennett Yu-Hsiang Fu
  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9789401208437


Transgressive Transcripts Book Description :

Transgressive Transcripts examines the construction of women’s subjectivity and the textual production of Canadian female voices orchestrated in history, culture, ethnicity, and sexuality. The book, stressing the dissemination and re-inscription of femaleness and femininity in Chinese Canadian history, employs critical models that defy the sexual/textual imaginary of the Canadian literary scene. Four fields of study are conjoined: feminist theories of the body, gender and sexuality studies, women’s writing, and Asian North Amer¬ican studies. Analysing four writers, SKY Lee, Larissa Lai, Lydia Kwa, and Evelyn Lau, the book anchors its thematic and theoretical concern with female sexuality in the context of Chinese Canadian writing. Feminist narra...

Transgressive Readings

Transgressive Readings


  • Author : Valerie D. Greenberg
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0472101587


Transgressive Readings Book Description :

Argues for a critical awareness of language across the boundaries of disciplines...