Fight Club

Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781448114955
Release Date: 2011-11-30
Genre: Fiction

Every weekend, in basements and parking lots across the country, young men with good white-collar jobs and absent fathers take off their shoes and shirts and fight each other barehanded for as long as they have to. Then they go back to those jobs with blackened eyes and loosened teeth and the sense that they can handle anything. Fight Club is the invention of Tyler Durden, projectionist, waiter and dark, anarchic genius. And it's only the beginning of his plans for revenge on a world where cancer support groups have the corner on human warmth.

Fight Club

Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 9783894808358
Release Date: 2005-02-21
Genre: Fiction

Sie sind jung, sie sind stark – und sie sind gelangweilt: Normale, berufstätige Männer und Familienväter auf der Suche nach einem Mittel gegen die Leere in ihrem Leben. Sie treffen sich auf Parkplätzen und in Kellern von Bars, um mit nackten Fäusten gegeneinander zu kämpfen. Der Anführer dieser „Fight Clubs“ ist Tyler Durden, und er ist besessen von dem Plan, furchtbare Rache an einer Welt zu nehmen, in der es keine menschliche Wärme mehr gibt ...

Flug 2039

Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 9783641153137
Release Date: 2015-05-18
Genre: Fiction

Er scheint ein ganz normales Leben zu führen: Tender Brenson arbeitet tagsüber als Hausdiener, und nachts übt er sich in telefonischer Seelsorge. Doch er ist der Letzte seiner Art, der letzte Überlebende einer strenggläubigen, kultischen Gemeinde, die kollektiven Selbstmord verübt hat. Allerdings scheint jemand bei manchem Mitglied etwas nachgeholfen zu haben, und auch Brensons Stunden sind gezählt...

IKEA Boys and Terrorists Fight Club in the Light of 9 11

Author: Nadine Klemens
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 9783638641654
Release Date: 2007-07
Genre:

Seminar paper from the year 2002 in the subject American Studies - Miscellaneous, grade: 1,3 (A), Technical University of Braunschweig (English Seminar), course: 9/11, 9 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Something which was a bomb, a big bomb, has blasted my clever Njurunda coffee tables in the shape of a lime green yin and an orange yang that fit together to make a circle. [...] My Haparanda sofa group with orange slip covers, design by Erika Pekkari, it was trash, now. And I wasn't the only slave to my nesting instinct. The people I know who used to sit in the bathroom with pornography, now they sit in the bathroom with their IKEA furniture catalogue. [...] It took my whole life to buy this stuff. [...] Then you're trapped in your lovely nest, and the things you used to own, now they own you. Until I got home from the airport (Palahniuk 44 f.). As the narrator in Chuck Palahniuk's Fight Club comes home from a business trip, he realizes that his fancy IKEA nest has been blown to pieces by a bomb. The destruction of his home is the beginning of a quest for identity, a process that makes him the leader of an underground terrorist organization in the end. Fight Club gives insight to a social malaise that has gripped American men, it is the portrait of the nihilistic generation that is commonly referred to as Generation X. Palahniuk depicts the life of a man who grew up in a time without great wars, without a Great Depression. Hence, he is desperately trying to give his insignificant life a meaning since he cannot give it to a greater cause. This work discusses both Palahniuk's novel and the David Fincher movie that has been based on it with regard to what these works convey about terrorism and western culture. Furthermore, the impact of 9/11 on Fight Club is examined: how has 9/11 changed the perception of the novel and the movie?

Fight Club 2 Graphic Novel

Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
ISBN: 9781506709406
Release Date: 2018-05-01
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Fight Club 2 is available exclusively as a Graphic Novel! Some imaginary friends never go away . . . Ten years after starting Project Mayhem, he lives a mundane life. A kid, a wife. Pills to keep his destiny at bay. But it won't last long, the wife has seen to that. He's back where he started, but this go-round he's got more at stake than his own life.The time has arrived . . .Rize or Die. New York Times bestselling novelist Chuck Palahniuk and acclaimed artist Cameron Stewart have collaborated for one of the most highly anticipated comic book and literary events-the return of Tyler Durden. The first rule of Fight Club 2 might be not to talk about it, but Fight Club 2 is generating international headlines and will introduce a new generation of readers to Project Mayhem. Praise for the comics that comprise Fight Club 2: “At turns deeply poignant and very funny, Palahniuk’s freakish fables capture a twisted zeitgeist and add an oddly inspirational and subversive voice to the contemporary canon…. In the post-9/11 present, a hyperactive, Internet-obsessed, war- and recession-weary America apparently needs Tyler again.”—THE ATLANTIC “The book is fantastic, my highest recommendation.... Excellent work by Cameron Stewart and David Mack, and by our awesome friends at Dark Horse Comics.”—Brian Michael Bendis “If Tyler Durden needed a resurgence, there’s no time like the present for his return… Fight Club 2 is a comic that taps back into everything great about the source material, and one that makes Tyler Durden’s warm nihilistic embrace a welcome draw back into a familiar world of cynicism, violence, and anarchy....“Tyler Lives,” and I couldn’t be happier by the prospect of more bedlam.”—NEWSARAMA “Palahniuk is delivering a worthy sequel to his most beloved story.”—THE NERDIST “Entertaining.”—COMIC BOOK RESOURCES “Excellent.”—THE BEAT “An amazing piece of work. You do not want to miss out on this.”—COMICVINE “Perfect.”—FORCES OF GEEK “We have a worthy sequel on our hands…. A must read.”—COMICOSITY “Cameron Stewart truly outdoes himself on every level in this book.”—BLOODY DISGUSTING “Clever and beautiful.”—COMICS ALLIANCE

Fighting for Everything

Author: Laura Kaye
Publisher:
ISBN: 0999850407
Release Date: 2018-05-22
Genre:

Loving her is the biggest fight of his life¿Home from the Marines, Noah Cortez has a secret he doesn't want his oldest friend, Kristina Moore, to know. It kills him to push her away, especially when he's noticing just how sexy and confident she's become in his absence. But, angry and full of fight, he's not the same man anymore either. Which is why Warrior Fight Club sounds so good.Kristina loves teaching, but she wants more out of life. She wants Noah-the boy she's crushed on and waited for. Except Noah is all man now-in ways both oh so good and troubling, too. Still, she wants who he's become-every war-hardened inch. And when they finally stop fighting their attraction, it's everything Kristina never dared hope for.But Noah is secretly spiraling, and when he lashes out, it threatens what he and Kristina have found. The brotherhood of the fight club helps him confront his demons, but only Noah can convince the woman he loves that he's finally ready to fight for everything.

Fight Club

Author: Thomas E. Wartenberg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136665639
Release Date: 2013-03-01
Genre: PERFORMING ARTS

Released in 1999, Fight Club is David Fincher’s popular adaption of Chuck Palahniuk’s cult novel, and one of the most philosophically rich films of recent years. This is the first book to explore the varied philosophical aspects of the film. Beginning with an introduction by the editor that places the film and essays in context, each chapter explores a central theme of Fight Club from a philosophical perspective. Topics discussed include: Fight Club, Plato’s cave and Descartes’ cogito moral disintegration identity, gender and masculinity visuals and narration. Including annotated further reading at the end of each chapter, Fight Club is essential reading for anyone interested in the film, as well as those studying philosophy and film studies.

Diva

Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Publisher: Manhattan
ISBN: 9783641106454
Release Date: 2013-01-29
Genre: Fiction

Eine alternde Diva und ein Fan, der nur ihr Bestes will: ihre Geschichte – mit dem Tod als Höhepunkt ... Hazie Coogan würde alles für ihre »Miss Kathie« tun. Seit Jahrzehnten kümmert sie sich um die Bedürfnisse der großen Hollywood-Diva. Daher verwundert es nicht, dass auch sie es ist, die Alarm schlägt, als der windige Webster Carlton Westward III. in das Leben der großartigen Katherine Kenton tritt. Denn schnell findet Hazie heraus, dass er nur eines will: seine fünfzehn Minuten Ruhm. In Websters Schublade liegt bereits ein fertig verfasstes Enthüllungsbuch über den Star – inklusive Sterbeszene –, das ihn seinem Ziel näher bringen soll. Doch Hazie Coogan hat sich nicht jahrelang abgemüht, nur um jetzt ihren Star an einen skrupellosen Gigolo zu verlieren. Und sie hat auch schon einen Plan ...

Ab morgen wird alles anders

Author: Anna Gavalda
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 9783446256019
Release Date: 2017-01-30
Genre: Fiction

Mathilde, 24, verliert ihre Handtasche, nachdem sie in einem Café in Paris einen Drink zu viel hatte. Darin steckt eine Menge Geld, das ihr nicht gehört. Yann, 26, fühlt sich in einem langweiligen Beruf und in einer spießigen Beziehung gefangen. Die eine sucht nach dem richtigen Mann, der andere hat den verkehrten Job, der dritte trauert um sein Kind, bei keinem läuft es richtig rund. Aber: „Ab morgen wird alles anders“. Das ist das Motto von Anna Gavaldas neuen Geschichten. In ihnen erzählt die Bestsellerautorin aus Frankreich mit Witz und Leichtigkeit von der unzerstörbaren Hoffnung der Menschen und der altmodischen Macht der Liebe in unseren modernen Zeiten.

Beautiful You Besser als Sex

Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Publisher: Festa
ISBN: 9783865525130
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Fiction

Milliarden Männer haben ausgedient! Penny Harrigan lebt als kleine Büroangestellte in Manhattan. Ein Liebesleben hat sie nicht, doch das ändert sich als sie Multi-Milliardär Linus Maxwell begegnet, der sie auf sein Hotelzimmer einlädt ... Penny verbringt die nächsten Tage in einem einzigen Rausch sexueller Lust. Mit futuristischen Geräten führt Maxwell sie von einem Orgasmus zum nächsten. Unglaublich. Doch bald entdeckt Penny, dass sie für Maxwell nur eine von vielen Testpersonen ist für >Beautiful You. Als das effektivste Sex-Spielzeug aller Zeiten in den Handel kommt, kaufen Millionen von Frauen die Internet-Shops leer, stehen Schlange vor den Läden, schließen sich in ihre Zimmer ein und können mit Männern nichts mehr anfangen - außer sie holen neue Batterien. Erst jetzt begreift Penny, das es Maxwell um mehr als ein lukratives Geschäft geht. Was stimmt nicht mit ihm? Will er den sozialen Umsturz? Die erotische Weltherrschaft? Geht es um Rache? Penny setzt alles daran, den Plan des Verrückten zu stoppen. USA Today: »Es geht Palahniuk um Sex, und den treibt er ins Extreme. 50 Shades of Grey ist das gewiss nicht. Im Gegenteil, der Roman zeigt der Mommy porn Selten schlägt ein Romandebüt derart ein wie FIGHT CLUB von Chuck Palahniuk. Die Verfilmung durch David Fincher machte den Autor zum Kultstar. Inzwischen hat er 13 weitere Romane geschrieben, die alleine in Amerika schon fast 6 Millionen Käufer fanden. Chuck Palahniuk schreibt eigenwillige, brillante, brutale Meisterwerke der gehobenen Unterhaltungsliteratur, die sich keinem Genre zuordnen lassen. Er lebt in Portland, Oregon. Wiener: »Wissen muss man eigentlich nur, dass Chuck Palahniuk seit einigen Jahren einer der zehn besten derzeit lebenden Autoren ist.« San Francisco Chronicle Book Review: »Falls jemand Kurt Vonnegut den Rang in der amerikanischen Gegenwartsliteratur ablaufen kann, dann ist es Chuck Palahniuk.«

Studying Fight Club

Author: Mark Ramey
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9781906733759
Release Date: 2014-08-05
Genre: Performing Arts

Fight Club is, on one level, pop-culture phenomena and on another, a deeply philosophical and satirical exploration of modern life. David Fincher’s 1999 film (and Chuck Palahniuk’s source novel) has had a huge impact on audiences worldwide leading to spoofs, homage, merchandising and numerous Internet fan sites. On initial release the film was met with wide hostility from critics who either failed to appreciate its satirical intent or believed the film failed to deliver on its satirical promise. Early in its DVD afterlife, however, a wider audience began to appreciate the film’s significance and radical message. Although attracted by the film’s playfulness and star wattage, however, many students struggle with its theoretical notions such as Capitalism, materialism, anarchy and so on. This is one film, which therefore merits a thoughtful and provocative analysis but also an accessible one, and Mark Ramey has provided just that.

Romance and Identity in Fight Club

Author: Jacob Wiker
Publisher:
ISBN: OCLC:859211286
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Romanticism

Abstract: Chuck Palahniuk's novel Fight Club has been the subject of much critical contention over the years. Typical analyses of the novel revolve around its existential or nihilist comedy, homoerotic elements, or commentary on consumer culture. However, no critics to date have studied Fight Club's romantic elements, despite indications by the author that the novel is, in fact, intended to be a romance. This study reimagines and interprets Fight Club, the novel, as a work with romantic elements essential to the structure of the narrative itself. Additionally, it studies the complex interplay of Palahniuk's romantic elements with questions of gender identity and masculinity. It is concluded that, in Fight Club, romance drives the narrator's quest for identity.

Fight Club 2

Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
ISBN: 9781616559458
Release Date: 2016
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Ten years after starting Project Mayhem, our unnamed hero lives a mundane life. A kid, a wife. Pills to keep his destiny at bay. But it won't last long, the wife has seen to that. He's back where he started, but this go-round he's got more at stake than his own life. The time has arrived: 'Rize or Die'! New York Times bestselling novelist Chuck Palahniuk and acclaimed artist Cameron Stewart have collaborated for one of the most highly anticipated comic book and literary events of 2015 - the return of Tyler Durden.