nearlyw-tches asked: I work at my university's bookstore and every semester one of the professors teaches 'Fight Club' and it's so exciting to see boxes of it come in and rather disappointed to see people return their rented copied or sell them back. Once I returned a copy and the student wrote the synopsis of each chapter under the heading and I freaked out. My manager said it was in otherwise fine condition so we couldn't charge her but what spoilers. How do you feel about your work being taught ?
That fact that ‘Fight Club’ is being taught seems — to me — to underscore the dearth of novels that explore male issues. The past years have given us so many books, from ‘The Color Purple’ to ‘The Joy Luck Club’ to ‘How to Make an American Quilt,’ which depict women in groups and relationship, but almost no books depicting social models for men. That’s my two cents worth.
i am sitting here SCREAMING with laughter
what world do you live in chuck palahniuk
and how can i live in this world with a dearth of novels that explore male issues
showing this to everyone who tries to argue that palahniuk is being ironic and mocking masculinity and ‘male issues’ in fight club
I think at least two rules of Fight Club are being broken by this class.
"almost no books depicting social models for men"
Oh wait, you were serious?
Fight Club was published in 1996.
The Color Purple was published in 1982
Joy Luck Club was published in 1989
(and note how these are both books about women of color)
They are not books “the past years” have given us, you IGNORAMUS. THEY WERE PUBLISHED THIRTY YEARS AGO. YOUR BOOK IS MORE CONTEMPORARY THAN THEY ARE.
Translation: “Me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me. I am uncomfortable when we are not about me. Me.
Also, I am so lost in the Manbox, I think dudes beating the crap out of each other qualify as a social model for men.”