Book Announcement: Fear, Trauma and Paranoia in Bret Easton Ellis’s Oeuvre: Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter

Fear, Trauma and Paranoia in Bret Easton Ellis’s Oeuvre: Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443879057
Hardback, pp175, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Fear, Trauma and Paranoia in Bret Easton Ellis’s Oeuvre: Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter by Javier Martín Párraga.

Bret Easton Ellis is one of the most famous and controversial contemporary American novelists. Since the publication of his opus primum, Less than Zero (1985), critics and readers alike have become fascinated with the author’s style and topics; which were extremely appealing to the MTV generation that acknowledged him as their cultural guru. As a result, an early review of the novel declared, “American literature has never been so sexy”.

In this book, Ellis’ novels and collections of short stories are analyzed, focusing mainly on the role fear, trauma and paranoia play in these texts. These aspects are fundamental not only to Bret Easton Ellis’ literature but also to contemporary American literature (Don DeLillo, John Barth or Thomas Pynchon’s novels, just to name some quintessential examples within postmodern American letters, cannot be understood or defined without reference to fear and paranoia). More importantly, they play a major role in American culture and society.

To read a full summary of the book and to read a 30-page sample extract, which includes the table of contents, please visit the following link:

http://www.cambridgescholars.com/fear-trauma-and-paranoia-in-bret-easton-elliss-oeuvre


All Cambridge Scholars authors and contributors are entitled to a 40% discount on this title, to claim this simply enter the author discount code on the My Order page after adding the book to your basket from the link above. For further information about the author discount, please contact admin@cambridgescholars.com.


Fear, Trauma and Paranoia in Bret Easton Ellis’s Oeuvre: Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter can be purchased directly from Cambridge Scholars, through Amazon and other online retailers, or through our global network of distributors. Our partners include Bertram, Gardners, Baker & Taylor, Ingram, YBP, Inspirees and MHM Limited. An e-book version will be available for purchase through the Google Play store in due course.

For further information on placing an order for this title, please contact orders@cambridgescholars.com.

About the Author

Javier Martín-Párraga is Associate Professor at the Department of English and German Studies at the University of Córdoba, Spain, where he obtained his PhD degree. His main fields of research focus on American literature, films and cultural studies. He has worked as Visiting Scholar at Wheaton College, USA, Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts, USA, the University of Toronto, Canada, and several Polish universities. His academic publications include five books, and numerous book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed academic journals. He is also the Editor of two journals, Littera Aperta and International Papers on English Studies.

 

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