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Bret Easton Ellis

From the bestselling author or Less Than Zero and American Psycho, The Rules of Attraction is a startlingly funny, kaleidoscopic novel about three students at a small, affluent liberal-arts college in New England with no plans for the future--or even the present--who become entangled in a curious romantic triangle. Bret Easton Ellis trains his incisive gaze on the kids at self-consciously bohemian Camden College and treats their sexual posturings and agonies with a mixture of acrid hilarity and compassion while exposing the moral vacuum at the center of their lives. Lauren changes boyfriends every time she changes majors and still pines for Victor who split for Europe months ago and she might or might not be writing anonymous love letter to ambivalent, hard-drinking Sean, a hopeless romantic who only has eyes for Lauren, even if he ends up in bed with half the campus, and Paul, Lauren's ex, forthrightly bisexual and whose passion masks a shrewd pragmatism. They waste time getting wasted, race from Thirsty Thursday Happy Hours to Dressed To Get Screwed parties to drinks at The Edge of the World or The Graveyard. The Rules of Attraction is a poignant, hilarious take on the death of romance. The basis for the major motion picture starring James Van Der Beek, Shannyn Sossamon, Jessica Biel, and Kate Bosworth.

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Bret Easton Ellis

With irony and compassion, the author of Less Than Zero chronicles the sexual affairs--heterosexual, homosexual, and orgiastic--of a group of students at a self-consciously bohemian New England college. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

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Bret Easton Ellis

Incisive, controversial and startlingly funny, The Rules of Attraction examines a group of affluent students at a small, self-consciously bohemian, liberal-arts college on America’s East Coast. Lauren, who changes the man in her bed even more often than she changes course, is dating Victor but sleeping with Sean. Sean – cool, ambivalent and deeply cynical – might be in love with Lauren, but he’s not going to let that stop him from bedding Paul. Paul, as shrewd as he is passionate, is Lauren’s ex-lover and the final point in this curious triangle. This is a breathtaking tale of sex, expectation, desire and frustration. ‘A tour of the heart of darkness, a moral armageddon’ The Times ‘Compelling . . . sympathetic to his “lost generation” the way only Fitzgerald was about his’ Vanity Fair ‘One of the primary inside sources in upper-middle-class America’s continuing investigation of what has happened to its children’ New York Times ‘Inspired. A wonderfully comic novel’ Gore Vidal

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Bret Easton Ellis

Incisive, controversial and startlingly funny, The Rules of Attraction examines a group of affluent students at a small, self-consciously bohemian, liberal-arts college on America's East Coast. Lauren, who changes the man in her bed even more often than she changes course, is dating Victor but sleeping with Sean. Sean - cool, ambivalent and deeply cynical - might be in love with Lauren, but he's not going to let that stop him from bedding Paul. Paul, as shrewd as he is passionate, is Lauren's ex-lover and the final point in this curious triangle. This is a breathtaking tale of sex, expectation, desire and frustration.

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Melanie Bossen

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2006 im Fachbereich Frauenstudien / Gender-Forschung, Note: 2,0, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Seit seinem 1985 erschienen Debütroman "Less than zero" gilt Bret Easton Ellis als einer der Vorreiter des postmodernen Adoleszenzromans. Zwei Jahre später veröffentlichte der damals 23jährige Collegestudent seinen zweiten Roman "The rules of attraction". Die „völlig tabulose Darstellung von Sexualität, Alkoholismus und Drogenexzessen“ und die „Techniken einer filmischen Schreibweise, die durch schnelle Schnittfolgen und rasante Dialoge bestimmt wird“, ernteten vor allen Dingen von älteren LeserInnen erbitterte Proteste. Dieser neuen Gattung des Adoleszenzromans und deren AutorInnen – neben Ellis zählten z. B. auch Jay McInerney, Michael Chabon und Tama Janowitz zu den so genannten „angry young americans“ – wurde der Vorwurf gemacht, dass sie den „unausgesprochenen Konsens [unterlaufen], der sich seit 1968 in weiten Teilen des Jugendliteraturbetriebs durchgesetzt hat, nach dem Jugendliteratur primär der Gesellschaftskritik [...] zu dienen und zumindest ein paar richtige Handlungsweisen für den Alltag zu vermitteln hatte“. In meiner Arbeit möchte ich anhand von Bret Easton Ellis ́ Biographie und Textbeispielen aus The rules of attraction aufzeigen, dass Ellis in seinem Roman, der in den 80ern spielt, einer Dekade, die er selbst als ein „ausgesprochen hässliches Jahrezehnt“ bezeichnet, durchaus Gesellschaftskritik mit Hilfe einer schonungslosen Reflexion betreibt. Dabei werde ich vor allen Dingen auf die Kultur des Amerikas der achtziger Jahre eingehen, die von Konsum, Hedonismus und Egoismus geprägt war und ich werde jedes Phänomen mit Textbeispielen untermauern. Im Kapitel 1.6 setze ich mich mit einigen Thesen aus Ines Kappert ́s Text "Krisendiskurs ‚Mann‘: Ermächtigung auf Umwegen (Fight Club, American Psycho)" auseinander und untersuche inwieweit dieser Diskurs auch Thema in Bret Easton Ellis ́ Roman "The rules of attraction" ist.

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