Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Details

Phillips, J. Anne. 2009, 'Closure through mock-disclosure in Bret Easton Ellis's Lunar Park', M - C Journal, vol. 12, no. 5, pp. 1-11.


In a 1999 interview with the online magazine The AV Club, a subsidiary of satirical news website, The Onion, Bret Easton Ellis claimed: “I’ve never written a single scene that I can say took place, I’ve never written a line of dialogue that I’ve heard someone say or that I have said” (qtd. in Klein).

Ten years later, in the same magazine, Ellis was reminded of this quote and asked why most of his novels have been perceived as veiled autobiographies.