Chuck Palahniuk, Parodist: Postmodern Irony in Six by David McCracken

By David McCracken

Chuck Palahniuk, America’s most suitable transgressive novelist, enjoys a huge readership. but he has now not unavoidably been embraced via critics or lecturers. His prose is taken into account vulgar by means of a few, yet his physique of labor addresses a middle motivation of 21st-century lifestyles: person self-empowerment. Palahniuk writes approximately what it ability to be at the outdoors having a look in, revising customary narratives for a latest viewers to get on the middle of the human condition—everyone wishes an opportunity to win his or her fair proportion, regardless of the cost.
In Haunted, Snuff, Pygmy, Tell-All, Damned and Invisible Monsters Remix, he confronts marginalization and disenfranchisement via parodies of assorted works—The Decameron, The Inferno, Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, The Elephant Man—as good as Hollywood background, Seventies karate motion pictures and the porn undefined. This accomplished examine of six novels refutes feedback that Palahniuk’s pursuits are to surprise and sensationalize.

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