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American Tabloid

American Tabloid ebook ISBN: 2743631953
Publisher: Éditions Rivages
Author: James Ellroy
Number of Pages: 782 
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Malgré son poids, American Tabloid tient de l'épure tant il semble que l'auteur ait taillé à la serpe dans un manuscrit que l'on imagine colossal. Plein comme un oeuf, American Tabloid requiert une attention de tous les instants : une simple ligne parcourue d'un oeil distrait, et c'est une conspiration, un retournement de veste ou un cadavre qui risquent d'échapper au lecteur. Il n'en fallait pas moins pour passer au scalpel les mille jours de l'administration Kennedy et dresser le tableau dantesque des cinq ans qui courent de novembre 1958 au 22 novembre 1963 à Dallas.

American Death Trip

American Death Trip ebook ISBN: 2743631937
Publisher: Éditions Rivages
Author: James Ellroy
Number of Pages: 952 
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Dallas, novembre 63. Le coeur du rêve américain explose. Un jeune flic arrive de Las Vegas avec 6000 dollars en liquide et un sale boulot à exécuter. Il ne sait pas qu'il va faire partie du complot visant à étouffer la vérité sur l'assassinat de Kennedy. Il s'appelle Wayne Tedrow. Cinq années dans les coulisses de la politique vont le conduire de Dallas au Vietnam, en passant par le sud des Etats-Unis. Cinq années avec J. Edgar Hoover, Howard Hughes, la Mafia et le Ku Klux Klan. Voici le second volet de la trilogie Underworld USA, commencée avec American Tabloid (Rivages/Noir n° 282). Le cauchemar américain nourri des coïncidences de l'histoire des années 60 passées au crible par Ellroy. Il y a de la folie chez cet écrivain, de l'obsession dans son écriture.

The Underworld U. S. A. Trilogy

The Underworld U. S. A. Trilogy ebook ISBN: 1101908041
Publisher: Everyman\'s Library
Author: James Ellroy
Number of Pages: 1176 
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American Tabloid: Offers a story of the dark secrets behind Kennedy's election and assassination, the Bay of Pigs, and the roles of the underworld, the CIA, Howard Hughes, Hoover, and three renegade law-enforcement officers.

Like Hot Knives to the Brain

Like Hot Knives to the Brain ebook ISBN: 9780739120026
Publisher: Lexington Books
Author: Peter Wolfe
Number of Pages: 266 
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James Ellroy's prose, in many ways as complex as any in the Western literary canon, strung together sensational stories of crime and catastrophe. The significance of his writing to Western culture has yet to be fully explored. Author Peter Wolfe offers us the first book-length study of Ellroy in English.

Piges choisies (de Griffith à Ellroy)

Piges choisies (de Griffith à Ellroy) ebook ISBN:
Publisher: Capricci Editions
Author: Luc MOULLET
Number of Pages: 377 
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Recueil d'une cinquantaine de textes critiques écrits par Luc Moullet : introduit, composé, annoté, amendé, chapeauté par le cinéaste lui-même, ce volume d'érudition et de drôlerie, de passion et parfois de prophétie, reprend les grands articles des Cahiers du cinéma, mais aussi certains des textes parus dans Arts, Bref, Trafic... auxquels s'ajoutent près d'une demi-douzaine d'inédits, dont une attaque contre Pedro Almodovar et une défense de l'écrivain américain James Ellroy.

100 American Crime Writers

100 American Crime Writers ebook ISBN: 1137031662
Publisher: Springer
Author: S. Powell
Number of Pages: 373 
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100 American Crime Writers features discussion and analysis of the lives of crime writers and their key works, examining the developments in American crime writing from the Golden Age to hardboiled detective fiction. This study is essential to scholars and an ideal introduction to crime fiction for anyone who enjoys this fascinating genre.

Autrement et encore

Autrement et encore ebook ISBN: 2330020481
Publisher: Éditions Actes Sud
Author: Sébastien Lapaque
Number of Pages: 364 
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En prolongement de son journal de l'année 2009 (Au hasard et souvent), Sébastien Lapaque poursuit son oeuvre de salubrité intellectuelle publique en tenant ici la chronique littéraire et politique des années 2010 à 2012. Dans un constant aller-retour entre le réel et les livres, Autrement et encore, faux journal d'un vrai écrivain, est un viatique contre les attaques de la médiocrité ambiante et les laideurs collatérales du capitalisme triomphant.

The Godfather of Tabloid

The Godfather of Tabloid ebook ISBN: 0813173043
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Author: Jack Vitek
Number of Pages: 296 
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They’re hard to miss at grocery stores and newsstands in America—the colorful, heavily illustrated tabloid newspapers with headlines promising shocking, unlikely, and sometimes impossible stories within. Although the papers are now ubiquitous, the supermarket tabloid’s origin can be traced to one man: Generoso Pope Jr., an eccentric, domineering chain-smoker who died of a heart attack at age sixty-one. In The Godfather of Tabloid, Jack Vitek explores the life and remarkable career of Pope and the founding of the most famous tabloid of all— the National Enquirer. Upon graduating from MIT, Pope worked briefly for the CIA until he purchased the New York Enquirer with dubious financial help from mob boss Frank Costello. Working tirelessly and cultivating a mix of American journalists (some of whom, surprisingly, were Pulitzer prize winners) and buccaneering Brits from Fleet Street who would do anything to get a story, Pope changed the name, format, and content of the modest weekly newspaper until it resembled nothing America had ever seen before. At its height, the National Enquirer boasted a circulation of more than five million, equivalent to the numbers of the Hearst newspaper empire. Pope measured the success of his paper by the mail it received from readers, and eventually the volume of reader feedback was such that the post office assigned the Enquirer offices their own zip code. Pope was skeptical about including too much celebrity coverage in the tabloid because he thought it wouldn’t hold people’s interest, and he shied away from political stories or stances. He wanted the paper to reflect the middlebrow tastes of America and connect with the widest possible readership. Pope was a man of contradictions: he would fire someone for merely disagreeing with him in a meeting (once firing an one editor in the middle of his birthday party), and yet he spent upwards of a million dollars a year to bring the world’s tallest Christmas tree to the Enquirer offices in Lantana, Florida, for the enjoyment of the local citizens. Driven, tyrannical, and ruthless in his pursuit of creating an empire, Pope changed the look and content of supermarket tabloid media, and the industry still bears his stamp. Grounded in interviews with many of Pope’s supporters, detractors, and associates, The Godfather of Tabloid is the first comprehensive biography of the man who created a genre and changed the world of publishing forever.

Dictionnaire des Littératures de langue anglaise

Dictionnaire des Littératures de langue anglaise ebook ISBN: 2852291363
Publisher: Encyclopaedia Universalis
Author: Encyclopaedia Universalis
Number of Pages: 2869 
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Le Dictionnaire des Littératures de langue anglaise réunit plus de sept cents articles empruntés au fonds de l’Encyclopaedia Universalis. De Chaucer et Shakespeare à Paul Auster, David Lodge et Kazuo Ishiguro, la vie et l’œuvre des principaux écrivains de langue anglaise et le périple d’une langue qui a débordé ses frontières initiales pour susciter des formes littéraires inédites et des modes d’expression nouveaux dans les territoires anglophones : Grande-Bretagne et États-Unis bien sûr, mais aussi Asie, Afrique et Océanie. Un inépuisable inventaire de la création littéraire en langue anglaise, avec un accent mis sur la littérature contemporaine et les nations émergentes, sous la conduite des guides les plus qualifiés. Un index facilite la consultation du Dictionnaire des Littératures de langue anglaise, auquel ont collaboré plus de 150 auteurs parmi lesquels Jacques Darras, Pierre-Yves Pétillon, Diane de Margerie, Antoine Compagnon...

Perfidia

Perfidia ebook ISBN: 1409023206
Publisher: Random House
Author: James Ellroy
Number of Pages: 816 
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'There has never been a writer like James Ellroy.' Telegraph Los Angeles, December 6, 1941. Last hopes for peace are shattered when Japanese squadrons bomb Pearl Harbor. War fever and race hate grip the city and the internment of Japanese-Americans begins. Following the hellish murder of a Japanese family, three men and one woman are summoned. William H. Parker is a captain on the Los Angeles Police. He's superbly gifted, corrosively ambitious and consumed by dubious ideology. He is bitterly at odds with Sergeant Dudley Smith - Irish émigré, ex-IRA killer and fledgling war profiteer. Kay Lake is a 21-year-old dilettante looking for adventure. Hideo Ashida is a brilliant police chemist and the only Japanese on the payroll. Four driven souls - rivals, lovers, history's pawns - thrown into an investigation which will not only rip them apart but take America to the edge of the abyss at a crucial moment in its history.

Books to Die For

Books to Die For ebook ISBN: 1451696582
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Author: John Connolly,Declan Burke
Number of Pages: 560 
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The world’s most beloved mystery writers celebrate their favorite mystery novels in this gorgeously wrought collection, featuring essays by Michael Connelly, Kathy Reichs, Ian Rankin, and more. In the most ambitious anthology of its kind, the world’s leading mystery writers come together to champion the greatest mystery novels ever written. In a series of personal essays that reveal as much about the authors and their own work as they do about the books that they love, over a hundred authors from twenty countries have created a guide that will be indispensable for generations of readers and writers. From Agatha Christie to Lee Child, from Edgar Allan Poe to P. D. James, from Sherlock Holmes to Hannibal Lecter and Philip Marlowe to Lord Peter Wimsey, Books to Die For brings together the best of the mystery world for a feast of reading pleasure, a treasure trove for those new to the genre and for those who believe that there is nothing new left to discover. This is the one essential book for every reader who has ever finished a mystery novel and thought…I want more!

Politics

Politics ebook ISBN: 1101200928
Publisher: Penguin
Author: Hendrik Hertzberg
Number of Pages: 720 
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Cause for jubilation: One of America’s wisest and most necessary voices has distilled what he knows about politics, broadly speaking, into one magnificent volume. Here at last are Henrik Hertzberg’s most significant, hilarious, and devastating dispatches from the American scene he has chronicled for four decades with an uncanny blend of moral seriousness, high spirits, and perfect rhetorical pitch. Politics is at once the story of American life from LBJ to GWB and a testament to the power of the written word in the right hands. In those hands, politics encompasses everyone from Jerry Garcia to Rush Limbaugh, every place from New Hampshire to Nicaragua, and everything from Playboy vs. Penthouse to Bush vs. Gore. Hendrik Hertzberg breaks down American politics into its component parts—campaigns, debates, rhetoric, the media, wars (cultural, countercultural, and real), high crimes and misdemeanors, the right, and more. Each section begins with a new piece of writing framing the subject at hand and contains the choicest, most illuminating pieces from his body of work. Politics is a tour of the defining moments of American life from the mid-’60s till the mid-’00s, a ride though recent American history with one of the most insightful and engaging guides imaginable, a writer who consistently makes us see more clearly and feel more deeply. “Politics is invaluable for all sorts of reasons—chief among them being decades of elegant writing in the service of surgical intelligence.”—Toni Morrison

The Best American Noir of the Century

The Best American Noir of the Century ebook ISBN: 1446492567
Publisher: Random House
Author: James Ellroy
Number of Pages: 640 
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A magisterial anthology of American noir writing in the 20th century by the best-selling author of the LA Quartet: The Black Dahlia. The Big Nowhere , LA Confidential and White Jazz. In his intoduction to The Best American Noir of the Century, James Ellroy writes, "noir is the most scrutinised offshoot of the hard-boiled school of fiction. It's the long drop off the short pier and the wrong man and the wrong woman in perfect misalliance. It's the nightmare of flawed souls with big dreams and the precise how and why of the all-time sure thing that goes bad." Offering the best examples of literary sure things gone bad, this collection ensures that nowhere else can readers find a darker, more thorough distillation of American noir fiction. James Ellroy and Otto Penzler, series editor of the annual The Best American Mystery Stories, mined one hundred years of writing - 1910-2010 - to find this treasure trove of thirty-nine stories. From noir's twenties-era infancy come gems like James M. Cain's "Pastorale," and its post-war heyday boasts giants like Mickey Spillane and Evan Hunter. Packing an undeniable punch, diverse contemporary incarnations include Elmore Leonard, Dennis Lehane, Patricia Highsmith and William Gay, with many page-turners appearing in the last decade.

The Routledge Dictionary of Modern American Slang and Unconventional English

The Routledge Dictionary of Modern American Slang and Unconventional English ebook ISBN: 0415371821
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Tom Dalzell
Number of Pages: 1104 
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Includes words and phrases from United States history and from such current subcultures as technology and the Internet, the media, recent immigrants, and fashion.

The American President in Popular Culture

The American President in Popular Culture ebook ISBN: 9780313327056
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Author: John W. Matviko
Number of Pages: 207 
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Surveys the ways in which the U.S. presidency has been reflected by, and shaped, popular culture.

The Fiction of Postmodernity

The Fiction of Postmodernity ebook ISBN: 9780742501997
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Author: Stephen Baker
Number of Pages: 217 
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The Fiction of Postmodernity is a significant and accessible study of the relation of postmodern fiction to theories of the postmodern. Contemporary works of fiction by novelists such as Don DeLillo, Toni Morrison, Salman Rushdie, Thomas Pynchon, and Martin Amis are viewed in relation to critiques of the "culture industry," analyses of the "postmodern condition," and theories of simulacra. The work of influential theorists of the postmodern--such as Theodor Adorno, Jean-François Lyotard, Fredric Jameson and Jean Baudrillard--is explained and compared. The book offers descriptions of the postmodern from both the Marxist critical tradition and from the perspective of postmarxism. Key features in both these definitions are explained in relation to modernist and postmodern works of fiction. Issues relating to the postmodern representation of history and the development of a postmodern politics are also addressed in relation to works of contemporary fiction.

Conversations with James Ellroy

Conversations with James Ellroy ebook ISBN: 1617031054
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Author: Steven Powell
Number of Pages: 224 
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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 his public and private image. Born Lee Earle Ellroy in 1948, James Ellroy is one of the most critically acclaimed and controversial contemporary writers of crime and historical fiction. Ellroy’s complex narratives, which merge history and fiction, have pushed the boundaries of the crime fiction genre: American Tabloid, a revisionist look at the Kennedy era, was Time magazine’s Novel of the Year 1995, and his novels L.A. Confidential and The Black Dahlia were adapted into films. Much of Ellroy’s remarkable life story has served as the template for the personal obsessions that dominate his writing. From the brutal, unsolved murder of his mother, to his descent into alcohol and drug abuse, his sexual voyeurism, and his stints at the Los Angeles County Jail, Ellroy has lived through a series of hellish experiences that few other writers could claim. In Conversations with James Ellroy, Ellroy talks extensively about his life, his literary influences, his persona, and his attitudes towards politics and religion. In interviews with fellow crime writers Craig McDonald, David Peace, and others, including several previously unpublished interviews, Ellroy is at turns charismatic and eloquent, combative and enigmatic.

Tabloid Culture

Tabloid Culture ebook ISBN: 9780822325697
Publisher: Duke University Press
Author: Kevin Glynn
Number of Pages: 324 
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An examination of the rise of tabloid television and the political, cultural, and technological changes that have enabled its success.

Nixon at the Movies

Nixon at the Movies ebook ISBN: 0226239705
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Author: Mark Feeney
Number of Pages: 438 
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“People will be arguing over Nixon at the Movies as much as, for more than half a century, the country at large has been arguing about Nixon.”—Greil Marcus Richard Nixon and the film industry arrived in Southern California in the same year, 1913, and they shared a long and complex history. The president screened Patton multiple times before and during the invasion of Cambodia, for example. In this unique blend of political biography, cultural history, and film criticism, Mark Feeney recounts in detail Nixon’s enthusiastic viewing habits during his presidency, and takes a new and often revelatory approach to Nixon’s career and Hollywood’s, seeing aspects of Nixon’s character, and the nation’s, refracted and reimagined in film. Nixon at the Movies is a “virtuosic” examination of a man, a culture, and a country in a time of tumult (Slate). “By Feeney's count, Nixon, an unabashed film buff, watched more than 500 movies during the 67 months of his presidency, all carefully listed in an appendix titled ‘What the President Saw and When He Saw It.’ Nixon concentrated intently on whatever was on the screen; he refused to leave even if the picture was a dud and everyone around him was restless. He was omnivorous, would watch anything, though he did have his preferences…Only rarely did he watch R-rated or foreign films. He liked happy endings. Movies were obviously a means of escape for him, and as the Watergate noose tightened, he spent ever more time in the screening room.”—The New York Times