There is always going to be that one author with far fetched ideas that not everyone agrees with or understands and with that people will always challenge those books. The novel, American Psycho by Bret Easton Elis, just happens to be one of those novels that capture people's attention, and not in a good way. This book has been pulled from the shelves from libraries around the world due to the gorey sexual torture and murder in the book. Although…...
The extremely controversial novel, American Psycho, first published in 1991 by Simon & Schumer immediately received harsh ridicule based on the graphic nature of author Bret Easton Ellis’ writing style. Not even a year after its original publication date Simon and Schumer sold the rights to the novel to Vintage Books NY for undisclosed reasons. Popular as an author in the 90’s and early 2000’s Bret Easton Ellis is also well known as an American screenwriter and short story writer.…...
Postmodernism is a creative movement that is said to have originated in the 1950s. As the name suggests, it is the successor of modernism, and the development of postmodernism is visible in not only literature, but also other creative disciplines such as architecture, music, fashion, film and painting. Postmodernism was created as a reaction to its predecessor, and its “rational, scientific, and historical aspects”. This results in postmodernism being self-conscious, ironic, and experimental, concerned with the instability and unreliability of…...
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