Download or read book Dermaphoria written by Craig Clevenger and published by MP Publishing. This book was released on 2005-10-10 with total page 214 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bailed out of jail and holed up in a low-rent motel, amnesiac Eric Ashworth has only the memory of a woman's name: Desiree. With steadily increasing doses of a strange new hallucinogen, Ashworth finds that the drug allows him to reassemble his past in broken fragments. But as he begins to lose touch with the present, his distinction between truth and fantasy begins to crumble, creating a world where divisions between love and loss, violence and tenderness, and fact and fiction are less discernible than they ought to be.
Download or read book Intertextuality Intersubjectivity and Narrative Identity written by Péter Gaál-Szabó and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2017-01-06 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Intertextuality, Intersubjectivity, and Narrative Identity presents recent findings and opens new vistas for research by mapping the potential interconnections of intertextuality and intersubjectivity across a range of fields. Multidisciplinary in its focus, it incorporates various research foci and topoi across time and space. It is largely orchestrated around issues of identity in the fields of narration, gender, space, and trauma in British, Irish, American, South African, and Hungarian contexts. The contributions here centre on narrative identity, mediality, and spatiotemporality; modernism and revivalism; cultural memory, counter-histories, and place; female Künstlerdramas and war testimonies; and parasitical intersubjectivity, trauma, and multiple captivities in slave narratives. The volume brings together the seasoned insight of established researchers and the vivacious freshness of young scholars, providing an engaging read. Ultimately, it will prove to be relevant to researchers, teachers, and the general public given its unique approaches and the diversity of the topics explored.
Download or read book Chewing the Page written by Phil Jourdan and published by John Hunt Publishing. This book was released on 2013-05-31 with total page 197 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the first collection of creative writing-related interviews originally posted on Mourning Goats, a website founded by the mysterious Mr Goat. Over a year of mostly anonymous work, the Goat managed to interview some of the most exciting English-language authors around. Edited by Phil Jourdan and the Goat himself, and featuring expanded interviews not available online, Chewing the Page offers a series of weird and hilarious glimpses at the world of writing. Includes interviews with Stephen Graham Jones, Craig Clevenger, Paul Tremblay, Donald Ray Pollock, Stephen Elliott, Chad Kultgen, Chelsea Cain, Rick Moody, Christopher Moore and Nick Hornby, and others.
Download or read book The Contortionist s Handbook written by Craig Clevenger and published by HarperCollins UK. This book was released on 2014-01-30 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A stunning novel about a brilliant young forger who continually reinvents himself to escape the authorities, described by Chuck Palahniuk, bestselling author of FIGHT CLUB, as 'the best book I have read in easily five years. Easily. Maybe ten years.'
Download or read book Dermaphoria written by Craig Clevenger and published by Macadam Cage Pub. This book was released on 2005 with total page 214 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Awakening in jail with no memory of how or why he is there, Eric Ashworth discovers the solution to his amnesia lies in a bizarre new hallucinogen that synthesizes the sense of touch.
Download or read book Understanding Chuck Palahniuk written by Douglas Keesey and published by Univ of South Carolina Press. This book was released on 2016-09-30 with total page 152 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ever since his first novel, Fight Club, was made into a cult film by David Fincher, Chuck Palahniuk has been a consistent presence on the New York Times best-seller list. A target of critics but a fan favorite, Palahniuk has been loathed and loved in equal measure for his dark humor, edgy topics, and confrontational writing style. In close readings of Fight Club and the thirteen novels that this controversial author has published since, Douglas Keesey argues that Palahniuk is much more than a “shock jock” engaged in mere sensationalism. His visceral depictions of sex and violence have social, psychological, and religious significance. Keesey takes issue with reviewers who accuse Palahniuk of being an angry nihilist and a misanthrope, showing instead that he is really a romantic at heart and a believer in community. In this first comprehensive introduction to Palahniuk’s fiction, Keesey reveals how this writer’s outrageous narratives are actually rooted in his own personal experiences, how his seemingly unprecedented works are part of the American literary tradition of protagonists in search of an identity, and how his negative energy is really social satire directed at specific ills that he diagnoses and wishes to cure. After tracing the influence of his working-class background, his journalistic education, and his training as a “minimalist” writer, Understanding Chuck Palahniuk exposes connections between the writer’s novels by grouping them thematically: the struggle for identity (Fight Club, Invisible Monsters, Survivor, Choke); the horror trilogy (Lullaby, Diary, Haunted); teen terrors (Rant, Pygmy); porn bodies and romantic myths (Snuff, Tell-All, Beautiful You); and a decidedly unorthodox revision of Dante’s Divine Comedy (Damned, Doomed). Drawing on numerous author interviews and written in an engaging and accessible style, Understanding Chuck Palahniuk should appeal to scholars, students, and fans alike.
Download or read book Thinking Through Fairbairn written by Graham S. Clarke and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-04-19 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Thinking through Fairbairn offers parallel perspectives on Fairbairn's work. It explores an extended interpretation of his 'psychology of dynamic structure' and applies that model to a number of different areas. Fairbairn's Scottish origins are explored through his relationship with the work of Ian Suttie and Edward Glover. A new extended object relations model of phantasy and inner reality that reflects Fairbairn's approach as represented by his contribution to the Controversial Discussions is also developed. In cooperation with Paul Finnegan, this version of Fairbairn's model is applied to an understanding of multiple personality disorder or dissociative identity disorder. This model is combined with Fairbairn's theory of art to provide an understanding of some 'puzzle' films based in trauma and dissociation. Fairbairn's theory is presented here as a synthesis of classical and relational approaches, and his appropriation by relational theorists as a precursor to exclusively relational approaches challenged.
Download or read book The Language and Imagery of Coma and Brain Injury written by Matthew Colbeck and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2021-04-22 with total page 226 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What occurs within coma? What does the coma patient experience? How does the patient perceive the world outside of coma, if at all? The simple answer to these questions is that we don't know. Yet the sheer volume of literary and media texts would have us believe that we do. Examining representations of coma and brain injury across a variety of texts, this book investigates common tropes and linguistic devices used to portray the medical condition of coma, giving rise to universal mythologies and misconceptions in the public domain. Matthew Colbeck looks at how these texts represent, or fail to represent, long-term brain injury, drawing on narratives of coma survivors that have been produced and curated through writing groups he has run over the last 10 years. Discussing a diverse range of cultural works, including novels by Irvine Welsh, Stephen King, Tom McCarthy and Douglas Coupland, as well as film and media texts such as The Sopranos, Kill Bill, Coma and The Walking Dead, Colbeck provides an explanation for our fascination with coma. With a proliferation of misleading stories of survival in the media and in literature, this book explores the potential impact these have upon our own understanding of coma and its victims.
Download or read book White Oaks written by Jordan King and published by Running Wild, LLC. This book was released on 2022-10-24 with total page 281 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ten years after Jason Miller killed his best friend in Afghanistan, another drug overdose results in him being sent to White Oaks Mental Hospital to be evaluated as a suicide risk, or so he believes. Soon, Jason realizes the one thing he has in common with the other patients: they are all alone in the world, with no one to follow up on anything being done to them.What, at first, appears to be a chance to finally get clean and start rebuilding his life becomes a desperate struggle to save himself and the other patients from the horrible realities waiting for them behind the walls of White Oaks.
Download or read book San Francisco Noir 2 written by Peter Maravelis and published by Akashic Books. This book was released on 2009-02-01 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Classic reprints from: Ambrose Bierce, Frank Norris, Mark Twain, Jack London, Dashiell Hammett, Fletcher Flora, Bill Pronzini, Joe Gores, Janet Dawson, Oscar Peñaranda, Seth Morgan, Craig Clevenger, and others. Peter Maravelis is a native San Franciscan with a life-long involvement in the art and literary scenes. He programs the events calendar at City Lights Bookstore and is editor of the first volume of San Francisco Noir. He’s been known to occasionally moonlight with private investigators.
Download or read book Stay God Sweet Angel written by Nik Korpon and published by John Hunt Publishing. This book was released on 2014-04-25 with total page 353 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Damon lives a content life, playing video games and dealing drugs from his second-hand store while his girlfriend, Mary, drops constant hints about marriage. If only he could tell her his name isn't really Damon. If only he could tell her who he really is. But after he witnesses a friend's murder, a scarlet woman glides into his life, offering the solution to all of his problems. His carefully constructed existence soon shatters like crystal teardrops and he must determine which ghosts won't stay buried - and which ones are trying to kill him - if he wants to learn why Mary has disappeared.
Download or read book The British National Bibliography written by Arthur James Wells and published by . This book was released on 2007 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book The Contortionist s Handbook written by Craig Clevenger and published by HarperCollins UK. This book was released on 2006 with total page 226 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Following a near fatal overdose of painkillers, Daniel Fletcher is resuscitated in a Los Angeles trauma centre and detained for psychiatric evaluation. However, what the psychiatrist doesn't know is that 'Daniel Fletcher' is actually John Dolan Vincent, a young forger who continually reinvents himself to evade capture. Originally published: London.
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