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Steve Erickson

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Steve Erickson teaches writing at the California Institute of the Arts and is also the film critic for Los Angeles magazine.
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Værker af Steve Erickson

Zeroville (2007) 456 eksemplarer
Days Between Stations (1985) 344 eksemplarer
Tours of the Black Clock (1989) 317 eksemplarer
The Sea Came in at Midnight (1999) 302 eksemplarer
Arc d'X (1993) 293 eksemplarer
Rubicon Beach (1986) 260 eksemplarer
Amnesiascope (1996) 182 eksemplarer
Our Ecstatic Days: A Novel (2005) 174 eksemplarer
Shadowbahn (2017) 171 eksemplarer
These Dreams of You (2012) 98 eksemplarer
Leap Year (1989) 48 eksemplarer
American Nomad (1997) 43 eksemplarer
Tim Hawkinson (2007) 15 eksemplarer
Black Clock 15 (2012) 6 eksemplarer
American Stutter: 2019-2021 (2022) 4 eksemplarer
Black Clock 21 (2016) 4 eksemplarer
Black Clock 4 (2005) 2 eksemplarer
Black Clock 20 (2015) 2 eksemplarer
Black Clock 1 (2004) — Redaktør — 2 eksemplarer
Black Clock 19 (2014) — Redaktør — 2 eksemplarer
Black Clock 10 (2009) 2 eksemplarer
Black Clock 14 (2011) — Redaktør — 1 eksemplar
Black Clock 11 — Redaktør — 1 eksemplar
Black Clock #1 & #6 1 eksemplar
Black Clock 16 (2013) — Redaktør — 1 eksemplar
Black Clock 18 (2014) 1 eksemplar
Black Clock 5 1 eksemplar
Black Clock 6 1 eksemplar
Black Clock 17 (2013) 1 eksemplar
Black Clock 7 1 eksemplar
Black Clock 2 1 eksemplar
Black Clock 8 1 eksemplar
Black Clock 3 1 eksemplar
Zeroville [short story] (2004) 1 eksemplar
Black Clock 13 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

The Sandman: Dream Country (1991) — Introduktion — 7,069 eksemplarer
McSweeney's Enchanted Chamber of Astonishing Stories (2004) — Bidragyder — 663 eksemplarer
The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick (1974) — Annotations — 538 eksemplarer
A New Literary History of America (2009) — Bidragyder — 333 eksemplarer
The Orange Eats Creeps (2010) — Introduktion — 291 eksemplarer
Witz (2010) — Blurber, nogle udgaver138 eksemplarer
Give Our Regards to the Atomsmashers! Writers on Comics (2004) — Bidragyder — 105 eksemplarer
Magnetic Field(s) (1983) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver102 eksemplarer
After Yesterday's Crash: The Avant-Pop Anthology (1995) — Bidragyder — 66 eksemplarer
The Best American Magazine Writing 2010 (2010) — Bidragyder — 42 eksemplarer
The Good Parts: The Best Erotic Writing in Modern Fiction (2000) — Bidragyder — 33 eksemplarer
Warmed and Bound: A Velvet Anthology (2011) — Forord — 24 eksemplarer
The Death of Frank Sinatra (1996) — As Himself — 20 eksemplarer
Conjunctions: 29, Tributes (2001) — Bidragyder — 16 eksemplarer
Conjunctions: 34, American Fiction: States of the Art (2000) — Bidragyder — 15 eksemplarer
Monkey Business: New Writing from Japan, Volume 05 (2015) — Bidragyder — 10 eksemplarer
Monkey Business: New Writing from Japan, Volume 06 (2016) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
The Epitome of Evil: Hitler in American Fiction, 1939-2002 (2009) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer
Science Fiction Eye #12, Summer 1993 (1993) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
Bomb 20, Summer 1987 — interview — 1 eksemplar

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Days Between Stations i The Clocks Have All Stopped (november 2016)
Why The Clocks Have All Stopped i The Clocks Have All Stopped (juni 2014)
Rubicon Beach i The Clocks Have All Stopped (april 2012)
These Dreams of You i The Clocks Have All Stopped (marts 2012)
Writers on Steve Erickson i The Clocks Have All Stopped (marts 2012)
meat and meaning i The Clocks Have All Stopped (marts 2012)


Zeroville is an almost dreamlike meander through Hollywood... the neighbourhood, the business, the history, and the fantasy. Vikar, a sometimes violent, always film-obsessed, perhaps autistic young man with tattoos of Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift emblazoned on his shaved head is our guide.

We follow his journey beginning on the day that he arrives in LA in 1969 amid the background of hippies and surfers and the Manson murders through his becoming part of the studio system over the next decade and a half and watching him and his contemporaries navigate the turbulent years of Hollywood studios when everything was changing quickly.

This book is a veritable feast for any serious cinephile. It is overflowing with film references, Hollywood history, and thinly veiled characters. I absolutely love the movies but I don't consider myself anywhere near an expert and I enjoyed all the references and had fun figuring out who was who and what was what. I imagine that my many film savant friends would be in heaven with that part of it.

While the novel follows a standard timeline through the years, Erickson manages to make the sum of the parts feel diaphanous and perpetual much like the philosophy of Vikar in that "all the scenes of a movie are really happening at the same time. No scene really leads to the next, all scenes lead to each other. . . . 'Continuity' is one of the myths of film."

It wasn't my favourite Erickson novel but it still had that 'bit darker, bit deeper' quality which I can count on him for.
… (mere)
Jess.Stetson | 16 andre anmeldelser | Apr 4, 2023 |
Stunning. Having just re-read this a decade on from the first time, I was blown away once again by the visceral reactions that I had to Erickson's prose. His writing is beautiful and sublime and thought-provoking in the very same moments that he is describing horrors and tragedies.

The novel is an intricate and tremendously woven story for which I think the reader must be prepared to be open to. The storytelling is beautiful and there are full pages which I could read over and over for their elegance. There's no reason not to enjoy this novel on its surface... But try to walk into this novel without expectations and allow it to wash over you.… (mere)
Jess.Stetson | 3 andre anmeldelser | Apr 4, 2023 |
Some guy wakes up nine years later and he's a completely different person? I can't.
Jinjer | 5 andre anmeldelser | Jul 19, 2021 |


In her off hours she writes her memoirs in a notebook, saying to herself, Well now Kristin, this is a little presumptuous, don't you think? To be writing your memoirs at age seventeen? But she concludes that, after all, the months since she left home have been interesting, and if she herself isn't worthy of a memoir, maybe they are.
- page 5

It is an amazing achievement to create one character, one thread of story that can take us away from ourselves, to ourselves. It is a wonder of the world to create one after the other as Erickson does here, life after interconnected life, each one a reconnection of our own selves to our own broken world. Not a single miss, not even with the characters introduced in the last chapters of the book. The writing is so beautiful, I think I highlighted half the book. And the story? (How's the story, right?) Have mercy. The story is perfect. And wrapped up in that perfect story? Memory and faith and death and chaos and God, and so many things in between, and still not a miss anywhere. I expect this will be my best book of the year. Right now I would just like to shout it from all the rooftops: You must read this!

It has to be some kind of sin that this was ever out of print. (And the people who wrote [b:1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die|452208|1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die|Peter Boxall|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1320483996s/452208.jpg|814053] deserve a stern talking to for leaving this off.) And special thanks goes out to Karen for all the work she puts in championing good books for the rest of us; I might have left this on my TBR indefinitely without her recommendation.)

In any case, it is available now on both Kindle and Nook, and if you are a reader of dead trees do yourself a favor and track it down ASAP. (And if you have it, for the love of what is good in the world, drop whatever else you're doing and read it now. It's that good.)

As for myself, I will be off reading the sequel, [b:Our Ecstatic Days|184924|Our Ecstatic Days|Steve Erickson|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1348296065s/184924.jpg|178737], and all of the rest of Mr. Erickson's works.
… (mere)
amyotheramy | 11 andre anmeldelser | May 11, 2021 |



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