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You Do Not Talk About Fight Club

Edited by Read M. Schuchardt


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Publication Date: September 2008

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Foreword by Fight Club author, Chuck Palahniuk

At long last, we are breaking the first cardinal rule and talking about Fight Club, both the novel and film adaptation. Featuring a foreward by Chuck Palahniuk, You Do Not Talk About Fight Club is the definitive Fight Club anthology, canvassing the spectrum of interpretations from sacred to profane.

Could Fight Club be a grown-up retelling of the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes? Could it be an exposé of Janus mind-control programming by government spooks? Is it a retelling of Pink Floyd’s “The Wall”? Of “American Beauty”? Of “The Matrix”? Is the movie a filmed adaptation of The Unabomber Manifesto? What does Fight Club have to do with J.R.R. Tolkien or the myth of Oedipus or Nietzschean existentialism? Is it possible that one novel and a film adaptation can really be about so many disparate, even contradictory things?

Viewing Fight Club through any interpretive lens, it is clear that the story is every bit as compelling and relevant today as it was when it hit ten years ago. You Do Not Talk About Fight Club presents each interpretation with fervour, intelligence and a jab of testosterone.

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About the Editor

Read M. Schuchardt

Read Mercer Schuchardt is an assistant professor of communication arts at Marymount Manhattan College. He is the cofounder of Cleave: The Counter Agency, the cofounder and publisher of Metaphilm, and a contributing editor for The New Pantagruel. He is the author of The Disappearance of Women: Technology, Pornography, and the Obsolescence of Gender and Metaphilm: Seers of the Silver Screen. His writing has appeared in numerous publications, including Chicago Tribune, Utne Reader and the Washington Times. He lives in Jersey City, N.J.

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Publication Details

Format: E-book Pdf

Format: Paperback

Dimensions: 6 x 9 x 1 in.

Weight: 1 lbs.

Publication Date: September 1, 2008

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