photo 0fcd4e86-ac8b-492a-94f1-c03fa8d89975.jpg My name is Elizabeth Yoo. I'm currently an intern at PEN American Center and frequently contribute to their tumblr blog. I'm currently helping out with an upcoming Shirley Clarke documentary as well. As a writer of short fiction and poetry, I am influenced by hard-boiled American detective novels, film noir, beat poetry, Greek/Roman mythology, and the musical prose of bebop. I have a B.A. in English and a B.A. in Cinema and Cultural Studies. My idols are Raymond Chandler, Jean-Pierre Melville, Frank Sinatra, and James Bond. I love painting, photography, 1950s-1970s TV shows, gangster films, Italian neorealism, French and Japanese New Wave, surrealism, and poetic realism. I collect pulp paperbacks and pulp magazines. I am based in NY. Feel free to follow me on twitter, pinterest and instagram: lejazznik. tumblr hit counter
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Elizabeth's books

The Big Sleep
The Maltese Falcon
Farewell, My Lovely
The Stranger
The Fall
The Myth of Sisyphus
The Great Gatsby
Breakfast at Tiffany's
The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Tales of Terror
A Clockwork Orange
The Divine Comedy
On the Road
Howl and Other Poems
Madame Bovary
Against Nature
Mademoiselle de Maupin
I, the Jury

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Pulp Fiction
Pulp Fiction 606 members
Hard Boiled detective novels, noir, and great crime novels (old and new)

Books we've read

The Maltese Falcon The Maltese Falcon
by Dashiell Hammett

The Big Sleep The Big Sleep
by Raymond Chandler
Start date: January 1, 2012

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NYRB Classics
NYRB Classics 269 members
For friends of NYRB Classics

Books we've read

Men and Gods: Myths and Leg... Men and Gods: Myths and Legends of th...
by Rex Warner

Poems of the Late T'ang Poems of the Late T'ang
by A.C. Graham

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