Imatge de l'autor

James Ellroy

Autor/a de The Black Dahlia

96+ obres 28,162 Membres 431 Ressenyes 128 preferits

Sobre l'autor

James Ellroy was born in Los Angeles in 1948. His L. A. Quartet novels - "The Black Dahlia", "The Big Nowhere", "L. A. Confidential", & "White Jazz" - were international best-sellers. His novel "American Tabloid" was Time magazine's Novel of the Year for 1995; his memoir, "My Dark Places", was a mostra'n més "Time" Best Book of the Year & a "New Yorker Times" Notable Book for 1996. He lives in Kansas City. (Publisher Provided) James Ellroy was born in Los Angeles, California on March 4, 1948. His parents were divorced and he moved in with his father after his mother was murdered in 1958. The story of his mother's unsolved murder would become the basis for his 1996 nonfiction work entitled My Dark Places. He attended Fairfax High School, where he sent Nazi pamphlets to girls he liked and criticized JFK, while advocating the reinstatement of slavery. He was eventually expelled for preaching Nazism in his English class. He joined the army after his expulsion from school, but after realizing that he did not belong there, he faked a stutter and convinced the army psychologist that he was not mentally fit for combat. After three months, he received a dishonorable discharge and returned home. His father died soon thereafter. He was thrown in juvenile hall for stealing a steak from the local market. When he got out, his father's friend became his guardian, but by the age of eighteen, he was back on the streets. He was sleeping outside, stealing, drinking and experimenting with drugs. It wasn't long before he was thrown in jail for breaking into a vacant apartment. When he got out of jail, he started a job at an adult book store, his addictions growing progressively larger. He was misusing the drug Benzedrex, a sinus inhalent which nearly drove him to Schizophrenia and his drinking was ruining his health. He contracted pneumonia twice as well as a condition called post-alchohol brain syndrome. Fearing for his sanity, he joined AA, became sober and found a job as a golf caddy. At the age of 30, he wrote his first novel entitled Brown's Requiem, which was published in 1981. His other works include Clandestine, Blood on the Moon, Because the Night, Suicide Hill, Killer on the Road, and The Cold Six Thousand. His works The Black Dahlia and L. A. Confidential were adapted into feature films. Ellroy's title, Perfidia, made the New York Times bestseller list in 2014. 030i mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: Photo by Robert Birnbaum (courtesy of the photographer)


Obres de James Ellroy

The Black Dahlia (1987) 5,486 exemplars
L. A. Confidential (1990) 3,409 exemplars
American Tabloid (1995) 2,842 exemplars
The Big Nowhere (1988) 1,981 exemplars
The Cold Six Thousand (2001) 1,854 exemplars
White Jazz (1992) 1,742 exemplars
My Dark Places (1996) 1,602 exemplars
Blood's a Rover (2009) 1,011 exemplars
Clandestine (1982) 776 exemplars
Brown's Requiem (1981) 704 exemplars
Perfidia (2014) 676 exemplars
Killer on the Road (1986) 606 exemplars
Blood on the Moon (1984) 569 exemplars
Hollywood Nocturnes (1994) 568 exemplars
L.A. Noir (1984) 450 exemplars
Destination: Morgue!: L.A. Tales (2003) 413 exemplars
Because the Night (1984) 380 exemplars
The Best American Noir of the Century (2010) — Editor; Col·laborador — 368 exemplars
Suicide Hill (1986) 365 exemplars
This Storm (2019) 267 exemplars
A la caça de la dona (2010) 256 exemplars
The Best American Mystery Stories 2002 (2002) — Editor & Introduction — 159 exemplars
Widespread Panic (2021) 139 exemplars
The Best American Crime Writing 2005 (2005) — Editor — 112 exemplars
Gedumpt (1998) 70 exemplars
LAPD '53 (1672) 67 exemplars
The Enchanters (2023) 52 exemplars
Ricatto (2012) 40 exemplars
Tijuana, mon amour [SS] (1999) 38 exemplars
Jungletown Jihad [SS] (2003) 20 exemplars
Loco por Donna (2006) 14 exemplars
Grave Doubt [SS] (2002) 12 exemplars
Extorsion : Suivi de Perfidia (2014) 11 exemplars
Millennium thriller (2011) 5 exemplars
L. A. Confidencial. Volumen II (2002) 5 exemplars
The Black Dahlia (Vol. 2 of 2) (2003) 4 exemplars
The Black Dahlia (Vol. 1 of 2) (2003) 4 exemplars
Murder and Mayhem (1993) 3 exemplars
Panique générale (2022) 3 exemplars
Erittäin salainen (2010) 2 exemplars
Cronaca nera (2019) 2 exemplars
Gravy Train 2 exemplars
Hollywood trema (racconti) (2017) 2 exemplars
High Darktown 2 exemplars
Torch Number 1 exemplars
Six Years 1 exemplars
Bazaar Bizarre 1 exemplars
Storm, The 1 exemplars
The Enchantress 1 exemplars
Moja mracna mesta (2018) 1 exemplars
Fehér jazz (2013) 1 exemplars
Hvid jazz : roman 1 exemplars
Tabloid 1 exemplars
Requiem por brown 1 exemplars
Jener Sturm: 2 (2020) 1 exemplars
O grande desconhecido (1993) 1 exemplars
Ola de crímenes (2001) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Hard-Boiled: An Anthology of American Crime Stories (1995) — Col·laborador — 183 exemplars
Granta 46: Crime (1994) — Col·laborador — 152 exemplars
The Badge (1958) — Introducció — 80 exemplars
L.A. Confidential: The Screenplay (1997) — Introducció — 72 exemplars
20 Stories Pulp Fictions (1996) — Col·laborador — 69 exemplars
Scene of the Crime: Photographs from the LAPD Archive (1700) — Introducció — 61 exemplars
Street Kings [2008 film] (2008) — Writer — 47 exemplars
Los Angeles Noir 2: The Classics (2010) — Col·laborador — 42 exemplars


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Freddy Otash es un expolicía en horas bajas. Liquidó a un asesino de polis a sangre fría, así que el jefe William H. Parker lo despachó. Ahora es un detective privado con mala reputación, un artista de la extorsión y sobre todo el matón jefe de Confidential, la revista sensacionalista que esparce cotilleos sobre las flaquezas de misántropas estrellas de cine y difunde trapos sucios de políticos papanatas y gente de la alta sociedad con inclinación por el sexo sucio. Jack Kennedy, James Dean, Montgomery Clift, Burt Lancaster, Liz Taylor, Rock Hudson... Freddy el Frenético los ha puesto en evidencia a todos. Era el Cacique del Cotilleo que tomó a Hollywood como rehén, y ahora, desde el purgatorio, ha venido a confesarlo todo.

Narrado con la voz brutalmente divertida de Freddy, Pánico es una virulenta revelación, sin ambages, de la corrupción y la paranoia, del pecado y la redención.
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