Chuck Palahniuk: Fight Club

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Narrator and Plot

Chuck Palahniuk’s grotesque, minimalist, and satirical books are populated by self-destructive protagonists, often service industry workers who live on society’s fringes because of castigating class determination or middle-class bourgeoisie, who make the free transgressive choice to leave the cultural center. The first-person point of view narrative, written in the unadorned and decidedly nonliterary style of everyday thought and speech, takes the reader inside the mind of the sole survivor of a suicide cult made rich off the backs of domestic slaves, himself now hijacking a plane (sans passengers) in order to crash it (Survivor, 1999); inside the mind of a model who shot herself in the face …

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Blazer, Alex. "Fight Club". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 23 August 2011
[, accessed 07 July 2015.]

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