Did you read this lit? I'm new to lit criticism and this seemed like a logical place to start.
>come to /lit/
>call it "lit"
>post unpopular literary criticism concerning an infamously mediocre writer
>demand that people discuss said mediocre writer (despite being incapable yourself)
>get upset when people choose not to waste their time
>bump your own shit thread in a passive aggressive anonymous internet tantrum
Here's a reply: slit your wrists
>but BEE is below contempt.
This is true. I honestly don't think about BEE outside the context of dubs man, which is genuinely the only artistic creation related to him which has ever given me a sense of joy or entertainment.
How about accepting that by giving legitimacy to BEE youve outed yourself as a plebian.
American Psycho has one claim to depth, it's attack on materialism and the reality that it defines in 80s manhattan. And it is hammered into you with no subtlety or nuance. And despite what the undergrad lit majors have to say on this board, it is completely unrelated from the absolutely base narrative of a serial killer, and the outlandishly scripted scenes of violence that accompany them only to shock and sell. I would have had more respect for the author if he presented the story as a real descent into madness and not some preachy, poorly written appeal to his (BEE) peers and under-read edgy male slobs like OP
My favourite passage from American pyscho. Really captures the importance of lit criticism for bee.
Did you read it? Because I haven't seen you make a single comment on BEE's writing or its criticism. I've seen you bitch and moan that people aren't doing what you want, but I'm wondering if you're actually capable of contributing to the discussion you demand others participate in.
>Implying I don't know Elena Gomel
Famous Isreali Professor at Tel Aviv!
Teacher of English and American Studies!
Writer of such great essays as 'Alternative History Vs. Zombie History' and 'Shroedinger's Cat at Cat Street Market: Hong Kong as a Quantum Chronotope'!
Lol OP please, the only reason I haven't read this book is because it couldn't live up to the hype.
Are you not subscribed to the GQ Literary Magazine?
Award Winning Journalism.
Yeah, it's pretty good. The second half definitely drags on a bit. The main points and themes are honestly explored to the point of exhaustion within the first 150 pages but it's never really bad.
Don't listen to anyone here though, read it for yourself and form your own opinion.