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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
On James Ellroy
A great review of the man: "James Ellroy is THE Two Fisted Tough Guy Novelist for these paranoid times and . . . Hey, look out the window and make sure that old dude isn't waiting for me out in the parking lot with a baseball bat."
appreciation  literature  crime  writing  review  JamesEllroy  observation 
may 2006 by amaah
Angola
"Oh they had themselves a field day of collateral damage... Angola is a state of mind"... and a B-movie starring Jonas Savimbi and Ronald Reagan.
Angola  Africa  Marburg  Ebola  Congo  Savimbi  Reagan  politics  war  history  rogues  neocons  waste  loss  Mobutu  USA  JamesEllroy  literature  perception  image  hardboiled  paranoia  documentary  storytelling  Abramoff  b-movie  HeartOfDarkness  ThingsFallApart  toli  writing  GreatGame  observation  America  RonaldReagan  JonasSavimbi  noir 
april 2006 by amaah

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