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As a novelist who has spent years crafting and refining his intense and oft outrageous -Demon Dog of American Crime Fiction- persona, James Ellroy has used interviews as a means of shaping narratives outside of his novels. Conversations with James Ellroy covers a series of interviews given by Ellroy from 1984 to 2010, in which Ellroy discusses his literary contribution and ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published January 5th 2012 by University Press of Mississippi
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Ward Howarth
Apr 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Breezy read full of previously published interviews with a few new nuggets thrown in. Having read a lot of those, there weren't a lot of revelations for me here, but I did glom a few new tidbits. For one, I had never heard of "The Confessions of Bugsy Siegel" before [an abandoned project]. Love that he talks about Michael Mann a few times. I did get a broader sense of just where he stands politically & put his core literary influences at the top of my TBR pile. A great read for those looking ...more
Martin
Sep 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
The information about Ellroy’s background gets repetitive but they tell you that going in. Either way, this is a fascinating book giving one direct insight into the mind of a very complex and divisive individual, who also happens to be one of the greatest writers of our time. I’m very moved by his discipline: he willed himself to greatness, and that’s the kind of commitment few artists make.
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James Ellroy was born in Los Angeles in 1948. His L.A. Quartet novels—The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere, L.A. Confidential, and White Jazz—were international best sellers. His novel American Tabloid was Time magazine’s Best Book (fiction) of 1995; his memoir, My Dark Places, was a Time Best Book of the Year and a New York Times Notable Book for 1996. His novel The Cold Six Thousand was a New York ...more
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