Crime novelist James Ellroy grew up in Los Angeles, the city he's written about since 1981. The 1958 murder of his mother shaped his childhood and later became the subject of his book 'Black Dahlia.' A high school drop-out, Ellroy had a troubled young adulthood. He joined the army briefly, but was di
Alexander Pope now seems, like John Donne, one of the more modern – that is to say, imprecisely: human – of 18th-century poets: his writings are inflected with the stuff of his life, his preoccupations and surroundings, physical and intellectual; his life as he lived and considered it is evident
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