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The Resource White, Bret Easton Ellis

White, Bret Easton Ellis

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White
Title
White
Statement of responsibility
Bret Easton Ellis
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Language
eng
Summary
Bret Easton Ellis has wrestled with the double-edged sword of fame and notoriety for more than thirty years now, since Less Than Zero catapulted him into the limelight in 1985, earning him devoted fans and perhaps, even fiercer enemies. An enigmatic figure who has always gone against the grain and refused categorization, he captured the depravity of the eighties with one of contemporary literatures most polarizing characters, American Psychos iconic, terrifying Patrick Bateman, and received plentiful death threats in the bargain. In recent years, his candor and gallows humor on both Twitter and his podcast have continued his legacy as someone determined to speak the truth, however painful it might be, and whom people accordingly either love or love to hate. He encounters various positions and voices controversial opinions, more often than not fighting the status quo. Now, in White, with the same originality displayed in his fiction, Ellis pours himself out onto the page and, in doing so, eviscerates the perceived good that the social media age has wrought, starting with the dangerous cult of likeability. White is both a denunciation of censorship, particularly the self-inflicted sort committed in hopes of being accepted, and a bracing view of a life devoted to authenticity. Provocative, incisive, funny, and surprisingly poignant, White reveals not only what is visible on the glittering, pristine surface but also the riotous truths that are hidden underneath
Biography type
contains biographical information
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Ellis, Bret Easton
Index
no index present
Literary form
essays
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  • Ellis, Bret Easton
  • Social media
  • Popular culture
  • Censorship
Target audience
adult
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White, Bret Easton Ellis
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Copyright
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First published in the United States as a Borzoi Book by Alfred A. Knopf
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251291840
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
261 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781529012392
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
White, Bret Easton Ellis
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in the United States as a Borzoi Book by Alfred A. Knopf
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251291840
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
261 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781529012392
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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