Re: RARA-AVIS: Ellroy versus Cave. Split decision goes to Cave.

From: Jess Nevins (
Date: 03 Feb 2002

Kevin Burton Smith wrote:

> >The Australian rock singer Nick a huge Ellroy fan, sent
> >Ellroy a gushing fan letter. Ellroy, who is well known for his contempt
> >for rock music & musicians allegedly mercilessly lampooned Cave at one
> >or more of his readings, the story getting back to Cave who was
> >apparently devastated.
> He shouldn't be. Pound for pound, he's a better writer.
> Kevin, who doesn't mind a reasonable amount of trouble.

Did Ellroy do this for any other reason than contempt for the profession of the fan who wrote him?


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