2013
DOI: 10.17265/2159-5836/2013.09.002
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Jessica Folio

Abstract: This paper tackles the issue of limits in Chuck Palahniuk 's Choke (2001). The narrative is at the image of this controversial American writer and mirrors his work as a whole. The paper aims at exploring the trespassing and even the annihilation of boundaries both at the thematic and linguistic levels. The cornerstone notion of transgression opens the path to a rewriting of the paradigm between signifiers and signified and unveils the problematics of the body linked to the redefined vision of choking and to a…

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