By Sabine Buchholz
Meanwhile, numerous experiences with many diverging ways show up that American Psycho will not be condemned and disregarded as a natural splatter paintings glorifying violence. There are works analysing the ebook and the reception of the unconventional in addition to the socio-cultural heritage; different reports specialize in content material and stylistic equipment , or at the motif of the serial killer as postmodern anti-hero. also, a few detailed analyses learn the placement of the unconventional in the American historical past of censorship or perhaps try and draw a parallel from Ellis’ Bateman to Goethe’s Faust.
Thus, it's substantiated that the curiosity in "American Psycho" has unfold generally and quick. And nonetheless, 15 years after its book the ambiguous novel, which was once, along with, dropped at reveal in 2000, bargains many topics of debate.
The target of this paper is to examine in what means and to what volume Ellis’ paintings is detailed throughout the time of literary postmodernism. Definitively, there are a number of leading edge and scandalous stratagies utilized in "American Psycho", yet are those units fairly symptomatic for a postmodern belief? to reply to a query like that, to begin with, an important situation is naturally a definition of postmodern phrases. [...]
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‘At the edge of art and insanity’: Postmodern elements in Bret Easton Ellis' "American Psycho" (1991) by Sabine Buchholz