Transgressive Fiction

The New Satiric Tradition

Authors: Mookerjee, R.

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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.

About the authors

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.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction: Criminal Rehabilitation

    Mookerjee, Robin

    Pages 1-14

  • Enemies of the State: The Atavistic Mock Epic

    Mookerjee, Robin

    Pages 15-44

  • Liminal Intent: Nabokov and Burroughs

    Mookerjee, Robin

    Pages 45-72

  • A History of Violence: From Satire to Transgression

    Mookerjee, Robin

    Pages 73-100

  • Sex Offenders: Stranger than Fiction

    Mookerjee, Robin

    Pages 101-168

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Transgressive Fiction
Book Subtitle
The New Satiric Tradition
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-34108-2
DOI
10.1057/9781137341082
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-29402-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-33318-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 255
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