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World Literature, philosophy, truth, reality, Chuck Palaniuk, Rant, transgression, transgressive fiction


In this episode, Rebecca Warshofsky—a third-year PhD student in the Comparative Literature Department at Binghamton—discusses how the lines that divide philosophy and literature are more fluid than we think; both give us tools to look for truth by allowing us to reflect on experience in different ways. She reads excerpts from Chuck Palahniuk's Rant to give an example of how taboo subjects can be used in fiction in order to break down the normal lines of meaning and reality.