Matthew Specktor
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Novelist, Memoirist, Critic

Matthew Specktor

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Bio

I am the author of the novels American Dream Machine and That Summertime Sound​,​ as well as a pair of forthcoming memoirs. I write frequently about film​,​ Los Angeles​,​ and cultural history (among other things)​,​ and I look forward to connecting with readers at BookYaYa

Synopsis/Praise

"American Dream Machine may be the first literature I've read in which Los Angeles is assumed as London is assumed by Dickens and Paris by Proust and New York by a host of twentieth-century American writers. There is nothing ironic, ambivalent, or apologetic about Specktor's relationship to Los Angeles -- as it is and was, as myth and as a thriving capitol city. Los Angeles provides an animate pulse under the lives of these men and boys, a source of permanence that lends their struggles gravity." —Mona Simpson, My Hollywood

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