The Resource White, Bret Easton Ellis

White, Bret Easton Ellis

Label
White
Title
White
Statement of responsibility
Bret Easton Ellis
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Combining personal reflection and social observation, Bret Easton Ellis's first work of nonfiction is an incendiary polemic about this young century's failings, e-driven and otherwise, and at once an example, definition, and defense of what 'freedom of speech' truly means. 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 literature's most polarizing characters, American Psycho's iconic, terrifying Patrick Bateman. 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 likability. 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"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ellis, Bret Easton
Dewey number
814/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3555.L5937
LC item number
W48 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
American essays
Label
White, Bret Easton Ellis
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book published 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
sky296381523
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
261 p.
Isbn
9780525656302
Lccn
2018050947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
tg 04/19
Label
White, Bret Easton Ellis
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book published 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
sky296381523
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
261 p.
Isbn
9780525656302
Lccn
2018050947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
tg 04/19

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