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My name is Pierre and I'm french. I'm currently a student preparing to become an English teacher in secondary schools in my country. I produce personal texts every once in a while, which makes me a dilettante. Since I'm aware of the imperfection and the limits of my written English, it takes me some time and a lot of reworking/rereading to be fully satisfied with what I scribble. I try my best though. I'm eager to get some feedback from experienced readers to tell me whether or not my texts are worthwhile formally (as far as grammar and idiom are concerned). Comments on the content will also be much appreciated and taken into account. http://le-cactus.livejournal.com/
I've loved Chuck Palahniuk's work for a few years now. I got into Fight Club through the movie when I was in highschool, to later buy the book when I visited NYC at age 16. I remember buying it in the Virgin store in Times Square. After I came back from the US, I had read the original text which inspired the movie, and I decided to order as many of Palahniuk's other novels as I could afford. I devoured them during the summer that ensued. Choke particularly blew my mind and has become my favourite novel. I own all his books but I'm yet to read his last three fictions.
I intend to write a dissertation on Palahniuk because it has apparently never been done before (that I know of) in any French universities, which sucks balls -such an author shouldn't be underrated. More generally, I'm interested in the question of generation(s) in popular culture and literature, and I would like to integrate Palahniuk's writings within the larger framework of 20th-21th century North American fiction.
That's about as good an introduction as I can come up with at the moment. I just hope to live up to the quality of this website, improve myself and potentially give my contribution to whatever you guys submit.
"He who despises himself nevertheless esteems himself as a self-despiser." F. Nietzsche