Annotated Bibliography 

“Charles Bukowski.” Poetry Foundation. Poetry Foundation. Web. 17 Feb. 2016.

Henry Charles Bukowski was a German-born American poet and novelist; basing his writing upon his life in Los Angeles, California. He wrote of violence, alcohol consumption, women, disillusionment, a loathing of society, and the dehumanizing nature of low-level work. He did not become a professional writer until he was thirty-five. Within his life he had published over forty novels, books of poetry, and prose. Bukowski passed away due to being diagnoised with leukemia.

Donahue, Christina. “CU Scholar.” Site. 2011. Web. 10 Feb. 2016.

Analyzing the relationships between Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita and Georges Bataille’s Eroticism, Death, and Sensuality, both published in the 1950’s. Both texts share similar interests in erotic and taboo transgression, which comes from the authors ideas of a heterogeneous reality.

Flood, Alison. “Fight Club Author Chuck Palahniuk to Co-edit Transgressive Fiction Anthology.” The Guardian. Guardian News and Media, 10 Apr. 2014. Web. 08 Feb. 2016.

Chuck Palahniuk is the most modern author in transgression fiction. He is known for his disturbing and taboo scenes, or subjects, in his novels. Palahniuk will be bringing in some of his students stories, from his online writing programme, to take place in his upcoming work.

Lodge, David. “The Secret of Nabokov’s Sexual Style.” The Guardian. Guardian News and Media, 07 June 2014. Web. 10 Feb. 2016.

Nabokov’s most controvertial novel is Lolita. He writes about taboo and sexual acts, however, he does it in a poetic and humours way. The way Nabokov writes comes across extremely smooth, showing the superbness of his transitions into certain parts of the novel, by using literary devices.

“Pushing Boundaries–Transgressive Fiction.” Pushing Boundaries–Transgressive Fiction. Web. 09 Feb. 2016.

The basics of transgressive fiction, with characteristics of the main character and common parts of the plot. Ways to decipher  if a novel is a part of the transgressive genre. With multiple examples by transgressive authors.


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