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Specktor, Matthew

Works: 10 works in 29 publications in 3 languages and 652 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biographical fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Literature  Periodicals  Podcasts 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3619.P437, 813.6
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Matthew Specktor
American dream machine : a novel by Matthew Specktor( Book )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beau Rosenwald and his partner Williams Farquarsen, helming the most successful agency in Hollywood, fumble and thrive across the LA landscape
The sting by Matthew Specktor( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Melville to Madoff, the Confidence Man is an essential American archetype. George Roy Hill's 1973 film The Sting treats this theme with a characteristic dexterity. The movie was warmly received in its time, winning seven Academy Awards, but there were some who thought the movie was nothing more than a slight throwback. Pauline Kael, among others, felt Hill's film was mechanical and contrived: a callow and manipulative attempt to recapture the box-office success of Robert Redford and Paul Newman's prior pairing, Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid . Matthew Specktor's passionate, lyric medita
Slow days, fast company : the world, the flesh, and L.A. by Eve Babitz( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No one burned hotter than Eve Babitz. Possessing skin that radiated "its own kind of moral laws," spectacular teeth, and a figure that was the stuff of legend, she seduced seemingly everyone who was anyone in Los Angeles for a long stretch of the 1960s and '70s. One man proved elusive, however, and so Babitz did what she did best, she wrote him a book. Slow Days, Fast Company is a full-fledged and full-bodied evocation of a bygone Southern California that far exceeds its mash-note premise. In ten sun-baked, Santa Ana wind-swept sketches, Babitz re-creates a Los Angeles of movie stars distraught over their success, socialites on three-day drug binges holed up in the Chateau Marmont, soap-opera actors worried that tomorrow's script will kill them off, Italian femmes fatales even more fatal than Babitz. And she even leaves LA now and then, spending an afternoon at the house of flawless Orange County suburbanites, a day among the grape pickers of the Central Valley, a weekend in Palm Springs where her dreams of romance fizzle and her only solace is Virginia Woolf. In the end it doesn't matter if Babitz ever gets the guy--she seduces us
That summertime sound : a novel by Matthew Specktor( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sting by Matthew Specktor( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hanya Yanagihara : a little life: a novel [electronic resource] by Hanya Yanagihara( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

One of the most talked-about books of last year (nominated for the Man Booker Prize and The National Book Award), A Little Life is a profoundly bold epic about love and friendship in the twenty-first century. Yanagihara follows the tragic and transcendent lives of four men -- an architect, painter, actor and lawyer -- who meet as college roommates and move to New York to spend the next three decades adrift, buoyed only by their friendship and ambition. Join Yanagihara for an intimate look at this masterful depiction of heartbreak and brotherly love
Tin House by Win McCormack( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

From the website: The earliest recorded stories are war stories. Some forty thousand years ago, people painted their tales of hunting buffalo and elk and battling fellow humans on the walls of caves. As soon as we could put pen to paper, we recorded for posterity how armies crossed seas and mountains and deserts to clash swords with other men, for glory and in memory of the fallen. These are the stories that are passed down from generation to generation to generation. We may have forgotten how our great-great-grandparents met and fell in love, but we remember that our great-great-grandpa fought at the battle of Normandy. Everyone has a war story. Why? Because war equals conflict and conflict equals story. It has always fallen to our storytellers, poets, and reporters to show us who we are and help us make sense of the senseless. So it has been, so it will always be
Amercian dream Team by Matthew Specktor( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

American dream machine : selections from a novel by Matthew Specktor( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Tin House by Win McCormack( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

From the website: Globalism's ascendance was supposed to send tribalism the way of the dodo. Yet from Waziristan to Williamsburg, tribal affiliations still dictate social order. There may now be more societal fluidity, but finding one's tribe within nomadic urban cultures has never felt more urgent. And the tales told within ancient or temporary tribes shape and define these societal organizations. In this issue we turn to our favorite storytellers and poets, hoping to arrest time long enough for them to show us what life is like in our contemporary tribes. There are Julia Elliott's cavemen and cavewomen wannabes in her story "Caveman Diet" and Alice Sola Kim's teenage Korean American adoptees trying to find their place in the suburban jungles of "Mothers, Lock Up Your Daughters Because They Are Terrifying." Roxane Gay looks at the complicated way her Haitian American family handles the consumption of food from both countries. We asked five very different writers--Stacey D'Erasmo, Tayari Jones, David Shields, Zak Smith, and Molly Ringwald--to give us short takes on moments of belonging (or not). The poets, including Tony Hoagland, Cate Marvin, and Eavan Boland, naturally cut to the emotional core of what it means to claim or to be claimed by a tightly bound group.Whatever your other tribes, because you have read these words, we now consider you part of the Tin House tribe. No initiation rituals or signifying tattoos necessary, just please enjoy the issue
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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.43 (from 0.02 for American d ... to 0.95 for The Sting ...)

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Alternative Names
Matthew Specktor American writer

Matthew Specktor americký romanopisec

Matthew Specktor Amerikaans romanschrijver