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The Mother Load
I am a master of fiction. I am also the greatest crime writer who ever lived. I am to the crime novel in specific what Tolstoy is to the Russian novel and what Beethoven is to music.
quotes  zingers  hyperbole  literature  crime  writing  publicity  advertising  JamesEllroy 
march 2016 by amaah
The Metropolitan Trilogy
on the parallels between James Ellroy's LA Quartet and Martin Amis's London trilogy... insightful
urban  JamesEllroy  appreciation  creativeprocess  MartinAmis  literature  writing  review  memoir  city 
june 2013 by amaah
The Mother Load
"I am a master of fiction. I am also the greatest crime writer who ever lived. I am to the crime novel in specific what Tolstoy is to the Russian novel and what Beethoven is to music. "

James Ellroy at his most modest
quotes  JamesEllroy  writing  crime  literature  promotion  hyperbole  hubris 
june 2012 by amaah
The Mother Load
I am a master of fiction. I am also the greatest crime writer who ever lived. I am to the crime novel in specific what Tolstoy is to the Russian novel and what Beethoven is to music.
quotes  zingers  literature  hubris  JamesEllroy 
december 2009 by amaah
James Ellroy interview at The Paris Review
Two weeks later, he had yet another stroke. I got flown back again, just in time to see him die. His final words to me were, Try to pick up every waitress who serves you.
language  literature  zingers  interview  review  crime  writing  JamesEllroy 
december 2009 by amaah
Round up the usual perverts
serendipity featuring a 6 month long discussion on the word "hink"... the joy of the letter pages in literary magazines
language  review  literature  culture  JamesEllroy 
december 2009 by amaah
shaking down LA Cool (pdf)
riffing on visions of Los Angeles pitting the noir aesthetic of Chandler and Ellroy against the critiques of Mike Davis and other debunkers
LA  literature  criticism  review  culture  perception  noir  media  film  history  observation  nostalgia  LosAngeles  crime  JamesEllroy  filetype:pdf  media:document 
august 2009 by amaah
The poet of collision: James Ellroy on Dashiell Hammett
"Hammett had to fit social realism into a suffocatingly contrived form. He did it with language - densely spare exposition and multilayered dialogue. He gave us a spell-binding male discourse - The Manoeuvre as moral crusade, the job holders' aria and tor
books  jamesellroy  dashiellhammett  noir  writing 
april 2008 by littlerhymes
Ellroy Crime Bus Tour
Some nice photos from RIchard & Kim's first crime bus tour with James Ellroy.
jamesellroy  esotouric  la  crime 
march 2008 by lemonodor

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