Elliot Perlman





Elliot Perlman

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born
in Melbourne, Australia
May 07, 1964

gender
male


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Elliot Perlman is an Australian author and barrister. He has written two novels and one short story collection. His work "condemns the economic rationalism that destroys the humanity of ordinary people when they are confronted with unemployment and poverty". This is not surprising in a writer who admires Raymond Carver and Graham Greene because they "write with quite a strong moral centre and a strong sense of compassion". However, he says that "Part of my task is to entertain readers. I don't want it to be propaganda at all. I don't think that for something to be political fiction it has to offer an alternative, I think just a social critique is enough". He describes himself, in fact, as being interested in "the essence of humanity" and ar...more


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“What is it about men that make women so lonely?”
Elliot Perlman

“You know you're in love with somebody when you wake up next to them, comfortable despite your breath smelling like the week-old water at the bottom of a vase, when you are terribly excited to see them, to talk to them again, having missed them after all that sleep. ”
Elliot Perlman, Seven Types of Ambiguity

“Hell is the special pain that dwells in that loss which you yourself have caused”
Elliot Perlman

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