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by James Ellroy

  • Author: James Ellroy
  • ISBN: 0307477398
  • ISBN13: 978-0307477392
  • ePub: 1573 kb | FB2: 1759 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Arts & Literature
  • Publisher: Vintage; Reprint edition (September 6, 2011)
  • Pages: 224
  • Rating: 4.6/5
  • Votes: 883
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The Hilliker Curse ePub download

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Legendary crime writer James Ellroy gives us a searing, candid memoir about his obsession with women. Ellroy is a remarkable storyteller, and The Hilliker Curse offers an abundance of his unmistakable gristle-and-bone prose style. Club To say that Ellroy's prose is fractured or fragmented is like saying that an Impressionist painting is smudged and unfocused. It misses the point and describes the shadow of the thing, not the thing's substance. The words bounce around in a world where tense is fluid, where hard-consonants rule the day, where conventional definitions are tossed on their heads.

The Hilliker Curse: My Pursuit of Women is a work of memoir and autobiography by American author James Ellroy published in 2010. Ellroy dedicated the memoir "To Erika Schickel. The epigraph for The Hilliker Curse: My Pursuit of Women is "I will take Fate by the throat. Ludwig van Beethoven. The hardcover publication is printed on deckle edge paper. The unabridged audiobook version is narrated by Ellroy himself.

Lee Earle "James" Ellroy (born March 4, 1948) is an American crime fiction writer and essayist. Ellroy has become known for a telegrammatic prose style in his most recent work, wherein he frequently omits connecting words and uses only short, staccato sentences, and in particular for the novels The Black Dahlia (1987), The Big Nowhere (1988), . Confidential (1990), White Jazz (1992), American Tabloid (1995), The Cold Six Thousand (2001), and Blood's a Rover (2009).

The Hilliker Curse is a predator's confession, a treatise on guilt and the power of malediction, and above all a cri de cœur. Ellroy unsparingly describes his shattered childhood, his delinquent teens, his writing life, his love affairs and marriages, his nervous breakdown and the beginning of a relationship with an extraordinary woman who may just be the long-sought Her. A layered narrative of time and place, emotion and insight, sexuality and spiritual quest, The Hilliker Curse is a brilliant, soul-baring revelation of self. It is unlike any memoir you have ever read

James Ellroy's high-octane strut through his sexual history leaves Julie Myerson tired and unsatisfied

James Ellroy's high-octane strut through his sexual history leaves Julie Myerson tired and unsatisfied. So James Ellroy begins this very list-like and unavoidably boastful memoir of a lifetime of – I was going to say, relationships with women, but I think I'll go with his own word, with all its implied connotations of breathless hounding: pursuit. A lifetime's pursuit of women. And what a breathless piece of writing this is. When it comes to pinning down the most startling possible word collision, Ellroy's acrobatic pizzazz is beyond doubt. In fact "pin" is probably too weak a word.

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The Hilliker Curse is a predator's confession, a treatise on guilt and on the power of malediction, and above all, a.

The Hilliker Curse is a predator's confession, a treatise on guilt and on the power of malediction, and above all, a cri de cœur. James Ellroy unsparingly describes his shattered childhood, his delinquent teens, his writing life, his love affairs and marriages, his nervous breakdown, and the beginning of a relationship with an extraordinary woman who may just be the long-sought Her. It is unlike any memoir you have ever read

The Hilliker Curse book. James Ellroy’s The Hilliker Curse crossbreeds the author’s harsh, weathered style with confessional self-loathing and fragile redemption.

The Hilliker Curse book. I visualize him in a tiny cell whispering the text through a screen to a priest.

The Hilliker Curse: My Pursuit of Women.

Legendary crime writer James Ellroy gives us a searing, candid memoir about his obsession with women, his related search for atonement, and his literary career. The year was 1958. Jean Hilliker had divorced her hustler husband and resurrected her maiden name. Her son, James, was ten years old. In a dark moment, he “summoned her dead.” Three months later she was murdered. The curse was evoked, and James Ellroy began his unending pursuit of women. Here, he unsparingly describes his shattered childhood, his delinquent teens, his writing life, his love affairs and marriages, his nervous breakdown, and the beginning of a relationship with an extraordinary woman who may just be the long-sought Her. A startling revelation, a treatise on guilt and the power of malediction, and above all, a heartfelt confession, The Hilliker Curse is a brilliant, soul-baring revelation of self.

Maman
After reading the most recent Amazon review of this book (April 8, 2012), I felt compelled to weigh in and give a more balanced view of the book and the writer.

As a writer, Ellroy has always been a hard-charging and take-no-prisoners kind of story teller. He writes crime fictiona and mystery novels which expore the underside of humanity, not just the USA (as he pointedly did with AMERICAN TABLOID, THE COLD SIX THOUSAND and BLOOD'S A ROVER). Those novels often treat minorites harshly -- the way conservative males (which is the type of man often drawn to law enforcement and politics) often do. They also often try to position women as sexual cannon fodder. But Ellroy's own history (and, indeed, the mindset of his many protagonists) won't completely allow that. For Ellroy, the image of his long-dead mother (murdered when he was still young) and the undying urge to please her have been a haunting refrain.

Ellroy uses that referain -- So women will love me -- throughout this memory, a litany that is at once sad, unnerving and deadly honest. Ellroy admiting he'd wished his mother would die seems to have unnerved that reviewer before me to the point that he took it personaly (as no other human on the planet had ever done that where a loved one, or a friend, or even a stranger, was concerned). By beginning with that confession, the reader is alerted that this will be a warts and all -- pants dropped in the middle of the town square -- kind of memoir. And Ellroy DOES confess to it all: the petty crimes, the drug use, the marriages entered into for all the wrong reasons.

But it's a short memoir, and if the reader hangs on until the last few chapters, they will notice not only a change in tone, but a change in attitude where Ellroy is concerned. The last woman he meets, in 2008/2009 (the one who most embodies all of the elements of his spiritual hauntress), literally forces Ellroy to become a better man. And that actually shines through on the page, in Ellroy's prose. It's a rare literary feat. And one of the few memoirs worth reading.
Memuro
One of James Ellroys's very best books. No hiding behind the novelization of his own life here. It's down, dirty and real.
Hirah
It's hard to miss with James Ellroy. He's just a great writer. This book about his mother's effects on his pursuit of women is something different If you like Ellroy, you can't afford to pass on this book.
Zeus Wooden
I could not get into this book at all. Some parts of the book were interesting but for the most part it could not hold my interest. The "hip" jargon was annoying. I am familiar with the murder of the author's mother which is the reason I purchased this book. But... I am very disappointed. I didn't finish reading it because, well, it's just plain boring.
Ishnjurus
Another good book by James (Black Dahlia) Ellroy. Not as good as L.A. CONF. but an excellent book non de less. TOM
Micelhorav
If you're a fan of Ellroy's, this book's a must-read. Learn what he's been up to with the ladies in his life, since "My Dark Places." You'll come away loving him more than ever -- and equally glad you've never been married to him!
Vudozilkree
It was for my son for Christmas and it did come brand new before Christmas.
I am a huge fan of James Ellroy's fiction, and of his first memoir, MY DARK PLACES, but this memoir was embarrassingly bad.
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