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Trapped in the Body: The Fragmentation of Body & Mind in Chuck Palahniuk's Fight Club.


Anders, Lisann (2020). Trapped in the Body: The Fragmentation of Body & Mind in Chuck Palahniuk's Fight Club. In: Angonese, Giulia; Dainese, Francesca; Vareshi, Carlo; Nicolini, Andrea. À Corps Perdu : limiti, costruzioni e intensità del corpo. Alessandria, Italy: Edizioni dell'Orso, 297-309.

Abstract

Chuck Palahnuik´s novel Fight Club discusses the conflict between body and mind. It shows the construction as well as the limits of one’s inner and outer self. The narrator of the novel is trapped in his body and his surroundings. Therefore, the body has to be annihilated in order to be free. Thus, it is to be shown that destruction and creation are mutually dependent on each other by suggesting that a new self can only be created by means of the destruction of the body. Hence, it is to be suggested that an individual identity is only possible through bodily suffering on both a physical level as well as a societal level.

Abstract

Chuck Palahnuik´s novel Fight Club discusses the conflict between body and mind. It shows the construction as well as the limits of one’s inner and outer self. The narrator of the novel is trapped in his body and his surroundings. Therefore, the body has to be annihilated in order to be free. Thus, it is to be shown that destruction and creation are mutually dependent on each other by suggesting that a new self can only be created by means of the destruction of the body. Hence, it is to be suggested that an individual identity is only possible through bodily suffering on both a physical level as well as a societal level.

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Item Type:Book Section, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > English Department
Dewey Decimal Classification:820 English & Old English literatures
Language:English
Date:2020
Deposited On:23 Sep 2020 14:49
Last Modified:24 Sep 2020 13:26
Publisher:Edizioni dell'Orso
Series Name:Studi e ricerche
Number:180
ISSN:2723-8954
ISBN:978-88-3613-062-7
OA Status:Closed
Related URLs:https://www.ediorso.it/a-corps-perdu.html#product_tabs_additional_tabbed (Publisher)

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