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Transgressive/Literary Fiction

Discussion in 'History & Literature' started by Huxley, Oct 17, 2020.

  1. Huxley

    Huxley Active Member

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    Journey to the End of the Night by Celine is my favourite book.

    I would describe is as transgressive fiction or maybe literary fiction. These kinds of books tend to be my favourite.
     
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    I've never heard of this genre, yet looking at this list:

    Best Transgressive Fiction (747 books)

    I've read quite a few of them; Fight Club, Trainspotting, Catcher in the Rye, 1984, Fahrenheit 451, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Animal Farm, Brave New World, Misery, The Shining etc. etc.

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    I think it's generally anything that 'transgresses' on convention. So a lot of sweary books but also a lot of interesting stuff about the human condition. Bukowski probably qualifies by modern standards but inly because he keeps mentioning women's arses.
     
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    Looking at my post above I don't know why I included Fight Club because I haven't read it. :confused
     
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    I've read nothing by Palahniuk or Easton Ellis. I doubt I'd like their stuff.
     

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