American Psycho

  • Ashley M. Donnelly


This chapter explores Bret Easton Ellis’s 1991 novel American Psycho as an example of blank fiction that uses a serial killer to criticise the Reagan/Bush administration: its social, political, and economic policies, and the cultural climate it created in the mid-late 1980s in the United States.


Serial killer Violence Death Horror Torture Apathy Subversion Culture industry Rape Waning of affect Other Economics Reification Commodification Yuppies Alienation Branding Slogans Political policies 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ashley M. Donnelly
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  1. 1.Department of TelecommunicationsBall State UniversityMuncieUSA

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