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Transgressive Fiction

The New Satiric Tradition

Palgrave Macmillan

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Table of contents (6 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction: Criminal Rehabilitation

    • Robin Mookerjee
    Pages 1-14
  3. Enemies of the State: The Atavistic Mock Epic

    • Robin Mookerjee
    Pages 15-44
  4. Liminal Intent: Nabokov and Burroughs

    • Robin Mookerjee
    Pages 45-72
  5. Sex Offenders: Stranger than Fiction

    • Robin Mookerjee
    Pages 101-168
  6. False Pretenses: The Antisocial Hero

    • Robin Mookerjee
    Pages 169-227
  7. Back Matter

    Pages 228-247

About this book

Often dismissed as sensationalist, transgressive fiction is a sophisticated movement with roots in Menippean satire and the Rabelaisian carnal folk sensibility praised by Bakhtin. This study, the first of its kind, provides a thorough literary background and analysis of key transgressive authors such as Acker, Amis, Carter, Ellis, and Palahniuk.

Keywords

  • contemporary
  • transgressive fiction
  • epic
  • fiction
  • history
  • history of literature
  • satire
  • sensibility
  • tradition
  • British and Irish Literature

About the author

Robin Mookerjee is Co-Chair of Literary Studies at Eugene Lang College, the New School for the Liberal Arts, USA. He has been a faculty member at Eugene Lang College since 2000, playing a key role in curriculum development. He is the author of Identity and Society in American Poetry (2008) and regularly publishes reviews, criticism, and poetry. His work explores the intellectual backgrounds of contemporary life, literature, and culture.

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Buying options

eBook USD 69.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-137-34108-2
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 89.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)