- Tapa blanda: 216 páginas
- Editor: Smart Pop (11 de agosto de 2008)
- Colección: Smart Pop
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 1933771526
- ISBN-13: 978-1933771526
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You Do Not Talk about Fight Club: I Am Jack's Completely Unauthorized Essay Collection: 0 (Smart Pop) (Inglés) Tapa blanda – Texto grande, 11 ago 2008
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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.
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I'm only two essays into it and my interest is already losing traction. The first essay was painfully overwritten considering the context of the book and the audience who will probably be reading it. If you don't have your dictionary and a good understanding of philosophy both basic and advanced, you'll probably struggle through it hoping the book gets better as I did (it does). Long, complex sentence structures, insane words and hybrid words I recognized but didn't know the meaning of and philosophy references that I had never heard before all conspired to ruin this first essay for me rather quickly.
Another major complaint I have--again with the first essay since I've only read two so far--is that there is no spoiler alert at the start of the essay. Well let me just warn you now, the first contributing essay will ruin a good majority of Chuck Palahniuk's novels if you haven't already read them. The author goes off endlessly and in detail about his theories on Chuck's other books, describing in detail certain aspects of the story and the book's overall outcome. So annoying trying to skip over stuff that seemed spoiler in nature. I haven't read Chuck's other books yet and now I don't need to; the surprise is ruined.
And that brings me to one other complaint about the first essay, it's only about 50% about Fight Club. The remainder is mostly a discussion on Chuck Palahniuk and his other books. Its an overall discussion and a damn confusing one at that.
Good news is the second essay is a breath of fresh air that focuses solely on Fight Club and is comprehensible enough to hold the reader from beginning to end.
If you like Fight Club and discussing your opinion on stuff, you'll probably get something out of this book. Complaints aside, I'm excited to finish this book.
I love the discussions and am one that likes to push the envelope in making something relevant. I agree that at times I caught myself rolling my eyes at some of the comparisons, but I like the idea that the writers were tying this to something concrete (something they found to be a cultural mile stone).
I don't know that Chuck has become a first name member of the great and holy canon of American Literature, but do feel he has much to say about the last 10 years, culture and society. I personally am intrigued by Will Christopher Baer and would love to see something similiar written on his work. I also like Charlie Huston and Denis Johnson (I throw these names out more as a point of reference of what I see as similiar material and to give my bias as a reader than anything else).
It isn't the best criticism ever written, but if you like criticism that is relevant to the changes in society and dares try to get in the head of "Fight Club" (be it film or book-although, I do wish it was more novel related), this is not a bad read.
Sure, you get the inevitable essay that's way too far up it's own butt and aims more at being clever than at actually providing useful or even usable information. And you also get the tiresome comparisons between the book and the film, which you will already know if you have watched and read both.
Regardless, it's still worth reading. [...]