Steve Erickson

Steve Erickson is a novelist and essayist. He is also a film critic, primarily for LA Magazine, and aspects of filmmaking are recurring themes in his work.  He teaches at CalArts and edits the magazine Black Clock.  His novels include Days Between Stations, Zeroville, and These Dreams of You.  

"When L.A.’s schizophrenia between Dreamland and Utopia was becoming socially manifest, the United States, which was always a place, went to war with America, which was always an idea."

– Steve Erickson, American Nomad: Restless Politics in a Secret Country


Nostalgia Without Sentimentality

An interview with English screenwriter and director Terence Davies on his new film "Sunset Song", adapted from Lewis Grassic Gibbon's classic novel....

Nothing More American:  On James M. Cain
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