Nyd lige følgende slagveksling fra et Allen Barra-interview med den fremragende amerikanske forfatter James Ellroy (billedet, ham til højre):
Allen Barra: You raised yourself and got into continual trouble with the law. Didn’t you ever feel sorry for yourself?
James Ellroy: Sure, of course I did; but the abandonment of self-pity is the beginning of wisdom. To be a kid is practically to be self-pitying. I’m not a big fan of kids. I’m not a big fan of adolescent culture. I hate rock ‘n’ roll. I hate pop culture.
AB: Does that extend to, say, country music?
JE: I hate country music – rednecks whining.
JE: Black men whining. I love classical music. Beethoven didn’t whine.
AB: I think a lot of people assume that you like jazz because you wrote a book called White Jazz.
JE: If you ever want to torture me, put me on a desert island with nothing to listen to but Charlie Parker and John Coltrane records. I think that stuff is absolutely hideous.
Hele samtalen kan findes og læses her: http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1285/is_n12_v26/ai_19121803