This friend of mine, he waits months under a black cloud, waiting for his folks to confront him. And they never do. Ever. Even now he’s grown up, that invisible carrot hangs over every Christmas dinner, every birthday party. Every Easter egg hunt with his kids, his parents’ grandkids, that ghost carrot is hovering over all of them
At this point, two announcements have to be made: 1, this blog has reached its 100th post, which is amazing and 2, my ongoing “research” – which is in its initial phase- has set out to deal with the new media relevance of the often entitled postmodernist and minimalist American transgressional fiction writer, Chuck Palahniuk the author of Fight Club, Choke and Haunted ; and Lacanian theories being applied to his works.
Palahniuk, who describes himself as a romantic writer, whose characters seek acceptance from other people, has created worlds of killers, people sufering from mommy/daddy issues, perverts and castaways.
As there have been zillions of (e)-documents published on Fight Club discerning issues, like
– masculinity/(fe)male body/schizophrenia/interpellation-deficiency in Fight Club etc., I would be interested in how we can see Tyler as a sinthome or how the Symbolic Other creates a paradox situation, as Paul Kennett wrote in his “Fight Club and the Dangers of Oedipal Obsession”.
Moreover Palahniuk’s site entitled “the Cult” has been the source of inspiration for yet unknown writers, on YouTube users have generated fan-based videos for Palahniuk books (more of it in Hungarian and example here.)
And if You are interested in what an invisible carrot is good for, please read “Guts” by Palahniuk.