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Bret Easton Ellis

American novelist

1964   -  

genre: satire
country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: Bennington College
occupation: writer, screenwriter, novelist, podcaster, journalist, short story writer, executive producer
influenced by: Honoré de Balzac, Don DeLillo, William Faulkner
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Bret Easton Ellis (born March 7, 1964) is an American author, screenwriter, short-story writer, and director. Ellis was first regarded as one of the so-called literary Brat Pack, which also included Tama Janowitz and Jay McInerney. He is a self-proclaimed satirist whose trademark technique, as a writer, is the expression of extreme acts and opinions in an affectless style. His novels commonly share recurring characters.When Ellis was 21, his first novel, the controversial bestseller Less Than Zero (1985), was published by Simon & Schuster. His third novel, American Psycho (1991), was his most successful; upon its release, the literary establishment widely condemned it as overly violent and misogynistic. Though many petitions to ban the book saw Ellis dropped by Simon & Schuster, the resounding controversy convinced Alfred A. Knopf to release it as a paperback later that year. Ellis's novels have become increasingly metafictional. Lunar Park (2005), a pseudo-memoir and ghost story, received positive reviews. Imperial Bedrooms (2010), marketed as a sequel to Less Than Zero, continues in this vein. Four of Ellis's works have been made into films. Less Than Zero was adapted in 1987 as a film of the same name, but the film bore little resemblance to the novel. Mary Harron's adaptation of American Psycho was released to generally positive reviews in 2000. Roger Avary's 2002 adaptation of The Rules of Attraction made modest box office returns. 2008's The Informers, based on Ellis's collection of short stories, was critically panned. Ellis also wrote the screenplay for the critically derided 2013 film The Canyons.
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Works

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The Rules of Attraction

1987 novel by Bret Easton Ellis

author: Bret Easton Ellis

1987

Less Than Zero

1985 novel by Bret Easton Ellis

author: Bret Easton Ellis

1985

Lunar Park

novel by Bret Easton Ellis

author: Bret Easton Ellis

2005

Imperial Bedrooms

novel by Bret Easton Ellis

author: Bret Easton Ellis

2010

American Psycho

author: Bret Easton Ellis

The Informers

1994 short story collection by Bret Easton Ellis

author: Bret Easton Ellis

1994

Glamorama

novel by Bret Easton Ellis

author: Bret Easton Ellis

1998

American Psycho

conceptual novel by Jason Huff, Mimi Cabell and Bret Easton Ellis

author: Bret Easton Ellis

2012

American Psycho

author: Bret Easton Ellis

Zombies

author: Bret Easton Ellis

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