Final deadline for my Fight Club essay is coming up, and I once again decided to rewrite it (this will be the fourth time I’ve done this). I am not always a perfectionist, but when it hits me I am one of the worst of the kind that scraps everything if I am not happy with it. After a long night in front of the computer I am going in a new direction again in other words, still revolving around the topic of The Crisis of Masculinity in the 90s.
My main source of information is a facebook-conversation I had a while back with a friend of mine who works in the military and who has read Fight Club. Drawing on his military background we discussed primitivism, Tyler Durden as the alpha male, the natural born leaders, and the fact that the military and Fight Club offer a free pass from a society dominated by feminine status symbols like the “right “designer clothing and household items. Having a good time writing the essay, but as mentioned earlier, I want it to be perfect, so I keep re-writing it to death right now.
Less than a week left till summer vacation begins for real though, I am counting the days and hoping that the essay will turn out alright.
photos_new york january 2011